More than recreation, ice in Traverse City was a brisk business | News

TRAVERSE CITY — During this stressful “pandemic” winter, northern Michiganders may be happy to hear of even a small reason to rejoice, of one local tradition that is carrying on.

This tradition generates serious discussion in the media, and surely during many of those now ubiquitous online friends and family meetings. The topic in question? Ice.

Yes, ice.

Will the bays freeze over? How thick is the ice on the

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Moscow City Council approves change to landlord, tenant code

Feb. 17—The city of Moscow should be able to save thousands of dollars in unpaid utility bills by tenants and in the staff time used to manage the process after the City Council’s action Tuesday night.

Moscow loses $41,250 on average each year in unpaid bills and staff time and the cost is spread across all Moscow utility users.

The Moscow City Council approved a resolution authorizing a revised process

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Fayetteville city offices closed New Year’s Day

Kenneth Mayner
 |  The Fayetteville Observer

City of Fayetteville government offices will be closed New Year’s Day.

Friday’s garbage and yard waste will be collected Wednesday. Friday’s recycling will be collected Jan. 2.

The Fayetteville Police Department’s lobby, located at 467 Hay St., will be closed. Police reports can be filed and requested at Nonemergency calls will be routed to a watch commander.

On New Year’s Eve, the Fayetteville

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Community group sues Jersey City over controversial Bergen-Lafayette development

A community group has sued Jersey City and the city planning board, alleging that plans for a controversial high-rise in the city’s Bergen-Lafayette neighborhood violate both New Jersey law and the terms of a neighborhood development plan.

The Morris Canal Redevelopment Area Community Development Corporation and its executive director, June Jones, filed the suit Monday to halt the development of the Morris Canal Manor, a planned 17-story development at 417

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A New City Of Champions

By Eric Adelson
Special to FOX Sports

TAMPA, Fla. – Aric Almirola never dreamed of a Tampa sports streak like this. When he was growing up, three Tampa teams playing for championships wasn’t just unlikely — it was impossible.

The city had only one big-time professional sports franchise, and that team wasn’t very big-time at all. After all, that team, the Buccaneers, played in a hulking, concrete sauna of a

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Vaccinating smokers put too many people on line with seniors; Active rec in Liberty State Park mustn’t harm restoration; Topsy-turvy world in Jersey City politics | Letters

State must rethink vax plan

I have read with great interest the opinion piece in The Jersey Journal (“Vaccine rollout a massive failure for seniors”; Jan. 29) and agree with everything written in the article. It was spot on, as were the letters by senior citizens relating the problems in securing an appointment for the vaccine, as I speak from experience. 

At the beginning, it was understood the seniors would

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City of Vancouver gains nearly 1,500 trees in 2020

Vancouver added 1,490 new arboreal additions to its tree canopy in 2020, surpassing its original goal of planting one thousand trees last year despite challenges posed by COVID-19.

Across both public and private land, volunteers and city staff planted nearly 1,500 large-caliper trees, or trees with a stem diameter of more than 2 inches.

The first major public planting project kicked off on Martin Luther King Jr. Day, with 20

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Pamplin Media Group – Rymer ready to take over city manager duties

Minnesota native’s first day at Tigard City Hall is Feb. 1, replacing Marty Wine who left to become Monmouth’s city manager

One thing Steve Rymer won’t miss when he takes the helm as Tigard city manager on Feb. 1, are the long airline commutes he’s been making between Portland and Rochester, Minnesota, as he has recently finished tying up loose ends as city manager of the Midwestern city.

Rymer’s last

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Greenville City Council planning session: Pay raises on tap for city workers; progress, roads, economic development discussed. | Local News

The Greenville City Council is set to restore $6.5 million to its current budget in February thanks to better than expected tax revenues.

The city can fund employee pay raises, hire new staff and fund operational expenses such as purchasing additional vehicles, Assistant City Manager Michael Cowin said.

Cowin updated the council on its fiscal year 2020-21 budget during its annual planning meeting held online Friday afternoon.

While the 2020

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Cleveland City Council won’t seek removal of Councilman Ken Johnson, but is monitoring federal probe

CLEVELAND, Ohio – Cleveland City Council President Kevin Kelley said City Council will make no attempts to remove Ken Johnson from office because of subpoenas issued by federal authorities investigating the longtime councilman.

In an interview with and The Plain Dealer, Kelley said City Council’s rules allow for the removal of members. But he added that he didn’t know when, if ever, those provisions had been invoked and that

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Weigh in on Jersey City master plan | Opinion

By John J. Metro

Where do you see your personal growth in the next five or 10 years? What about our community’s growth, how we commute, utilize parks and occupy housing?

The Jersey City master plan survey is a questionnaire asking residents for input on community objectives and the future vision of our everyday lives. Your comments are important, as feedback will help drive long-term city planning goals and strategies

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Kansas City mayor extends state of emergency until May 1 | Coronavirus

KANSAS CITY, MO (KCTV) — Mayor Quinton Lucas announced Wednesday an extension to Kansas City’s state of emergency and updated safety guidelines with the help of Emergency Medical Services Medical Director Erica Carney.

Kansas City’s state of emergency has been

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Oak Ridge asks citizens to avoid in-person business, updates city service COVID-19 protocols

OAK RIDGE, Tenn. (WATE) — City Manager Mark Watson is urging Oak Ridgers to conduct business over the phone and by mail whenever possible as the COVID-19 pandemic continues to have an impact on the city.

Most financial transactions can be handled electronically and via mail, according to a news release from the city. Those wanting to meet someone are asked to call the department’s extension directly.

Many of the

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Six months after the CHOP, Seattle’s Cal Anderson Park has officially reopened, city says

Seattle’s Cal Anderson Park has officially reopened after a six-month closure that was sporadically enforced and after the removal of an encampment from the park last week, the Parks Department announced Wednesday.

The Parks Department will be setting up ping pong tables and outdoor dining areas in the park to help “activate” Cal Anderson, a news release said. The department will also be creating a children’s scavenger hunt in the

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How to Testify in Support of Composting in New York City

Here’s how you can stand up for community composting and make your voice heard at Friday’s New York City Council hearing.

Sabrina Deshong adds food scraps to a compost collection point operated by GrowNYC.

Since the COVID-19 pandemic hit, everything has moved online—even New York City Council hearings! For many of us, that means it’s easier to make our voices heard in these formal settings, which would normally take place

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You can pay to push the button to implode Trump Plaza in Atlantic City

One of President Donald Trump’s former Atlantic City casinos will be blown up next month, and for the right amount of money, you could be the one to press the button that brings it down.

The demolition of the former Trump Plaza casino will become a fundraiser to benefit the Boys & Girls Club of Atlantic City that the mayor hopes will raise in excess of $1 million

Opened in

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Jersey City Council to vote on controversial Morris Canal Manor project Wednesday

The Jersey City Council will decide Wednesday whether or not to give a controversial 17-story high-rise in Bergen-Lafayette the green light.

Plans for Morris Canal Manor, a 361-unit development at 417 Communipaw Ave., have divided residents of Bergen-Lafayette. Some have hailed the project’s community givebacks, which include the construction of a recreation center, 18 affordable housing units, and 14,000 square feet of retail space.

But others say the project will

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Palm Coast city officials discuss renewing Palm Coast Connect

Erica Van Buren
| The Daytona Beach News-Journal

PALM COAST — City Council members will vote Tuesday  on whether to renew the nearly $176,000 licensing agreement for Palm Coast Connect, a 311 citizen engagement platform.

According to city officials, Palm Coast Connect has allowed for a more streamlined engagement between city staff and residents. Residents can access virtual town hall meetings and the business resource center; receive email notifications, alerts

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Austin City Manager Issues End-Of-Year Review

AUSTIN, TX — The city manager on Wednesday published an end of year review summarizing the city’s work throughout 2020 while paying tribute to the community and municipal workers for their “unwavering resilience” during the coronavirus pandemic.

The review highlights how the city has made progress on its core strategic priorities while battling a global pandemic, supporting Austin’s most vulnerable communities, and mobilizing more than half the city’s workforce to

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15 years later, what did Iowa’s ‘Great Places’ do for Sioux City? | State and regional

Great Places anniversary

Nathan Kalaher, a committee member of Sioux City’s successful bid in 2005 to be awarded an Great Places designation in Iowa, stands Wednesday along the Missouri River riverfront in Sioux City, Iowa. Improvements to the riverfront was one the projects listed in the city’s Great Places application.

SIOUX CITY — Fifteen years ago, Sioux City reeled in an honor that boosted its profile statewide, with

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