As Nation Speeds to Vaccinate All, Maryland’s Path Shows Challenges Ahead

UPPER MARLBORO, Md. — The path to quickly vaccinating the nation’s 250 million adults will be paved with pharmacy chains, hospitals and hulking stadiums where uniformed troops help inoculate thousands of people a day.

But it will also rely on the recreation center at the First Baptist Church of Glenarden here, along with tiny storefront service organizations and vaccine-stocked vans that scour neighborhoods for the unprotected.

Maryland offers a microcosm

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Boris Johnson hails Telegraph campaign ahead of ‘Great British summer of sport’

Following a £1.5million investment in 22 local areas, the Government have also committed a further £10m to help schools open sports facilities outside of teaching times, starting with the Easter holidays. Discussions are also being held over formulating a health and wellbeing measure of schools that could be assessed by Ofsted.

Our Keep Kids Active campaign had called for school sports facilities to be opened to communities during evenings, weekends

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Getting national park reservations requires scrambling six months ahead of time

Booking a campsite at a popular national park has become a real bear.

We’ve been checking (… and checking, and checking …) for availability at some of our favorite national park camping spots around the West. Bottom line: It’s tighter than we’ve ever seen it.

As we slowly return to normal after a year of pandemic restrictions, more people than ever are planning to hit the road in the coming

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Watch Live: Senate debates $1.9 trillion COVID relief bill ahead of expected vote

Washington — The Senate is beginning debate over President Biden’s $1.9 trillion coronavirus relief package on Friday morning, kicking off a flurry of activity aimed at getting a final bill to the president’s desk before several key relief programs expire on March 14.

The 628-page bill enjoys support from all 50 Senate Democrats, but Republicans are aiming to make its passage as difficult as possible by forcing votes on dozens

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Shore fun ahead as preparations under way for spring boat show

Joe DeSalvo
 |  Special for the Times-Union

It’s been more than a year since Jacksonville has had a boat show, but the wait will soon be over for boating and outdoor enthusiasts as the Jacksonville Marine Association is busy preparing for its first Jacksonville Spring Boat Show. 

The inaugural event, hosted by the JMA and presented by VyStar Credit Union, will take place from Friday, April 16 through Sunday, April

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Northwest Travel Guide 2021: 25 adventures for the year ahead

Needless to say, it’s a strange time for travel.

The coronavirus pandemic has upended virtually every aspect of our lives, including where we travel, who we travel with, and what we do when we get there. The pandemic canceled most of our travel plans in 2020, and trying to predict what 2021 will look like is futile.

All the confusion makes local and regional travel that much more appealing.


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Outdoor plans for New Year’s? Remember to plan ahead

ALBANY, N.Y. (NEWS10)—Friday marks the start of the New Year, and what better way to get 2021 going than by getting out and breathing in some fresh air. Many ski resorts are open with social distance plans in place, and let’s not forget the many walks and hikes across the state, all part of the 10th Annual First Day Hikes program.

This ski season remember to call ahead to make
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Cornell pushes ahead with reopening plan

Universities are confronting the difficult decision on whether to reopen in the fall amid the coronavirus pandemic, while trying to grapple with the financial pain brought about by state lockdowns.

Cornell University, in Ithaca, N.Y., is slated to reopen its doors to around 15,000 undergraduate students on Sept. 2. To prepare, the school has spent between $3 million and $5 million on testing, tracing and isolation.

“The biggest thing that

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Schools buy miles of plexiglass ahead of potential reopenings amid coronavirus pandemic

As millions of students return to school — be it K-12 or university — they’ll return to familiar settings in their classroom with one obvious addition: layers of plexiglass.

It remains unclear if schools — universities in particular — can reopen campuses amid a surge of coronavirus cases and new restrictions such as the 14-day quarantines demanded from those who travel from various to the tri-state area of Connecticut, New

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