The Day – Mystic Education Center proposal draws opposition and support

Groton — While the developer has not yet submitted a formal application, a proposal to redevelop the Mystic Education Center property into a mixed-use village already is drawing both criticism and support, with the Town Council recently strongly endorsing the project.

Neighbors in opposition say the project is too large for the area and raised concerns over traffic, lighting and noise from the proposed development, while the Town Council and

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East Bay Township planning commissioners to review conservancy headquarters proposal

Feb. 27—TRAVERSE CITY — Plans for the possible relocation of the Grand Traverse Regional Land Conservancy headquarters will be revealed to the public next week.

East Bay Township Planning Commissioners will on Tuesday begin discussions about the development plan for the proposed Mitchell Creek Meadows Nature Preserve and the concept to move the nonprofit’s operations to the site along Three Mile Road. A site plan review is scheduled, as well

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Washington state parks commission approves scaled-back proposal for Navy SEALs training

A state commission has approved the Navy’s use of up to 17 Washington state parks for after-dark stealth training of SEAL teams.

The 4-3 vote approves the training over the next five years.

The Navy had sought to use up to 28 state parks for up to 48 hours at a stretch to enable special operation SEAL teams to make shoreline landings, then conduct surveillance of other military personnel dressed

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Gov. Cuomo announces proposal to open low-cost finance, design, construction services to all non-profits, school districts

ALBANY, N.Y. (NEWS10) – Gov. Cuomo announced a proposal to open the Dormitory Authority of the State of New York’s (DASNY) low-cost financing, design and construction services to all non-profits and school districts as part of the Governor’s 2021 State of the State agenda.

Through this program, nonprofit organizations and school districts can access DASNY’s services for needed improvements at lower costs during COVID-19 so they can spend their resources

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Oregon state park proposal would ban beach driving at Cape Kiwanda

Cars on the beach at Cape Kiwanda might soon become a thing of the past.

The Oregon Parks and Recreation Department announced a new rule proposal Thursday that would limit motorized vehicle access on beaches around the sandstone headland on the north Oregon coast, including at the popular day-use site in Pacific City.

If approved, motor vehicles would no longer be able to drive onto the sand at the Cape

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Proposal to rededicate CREATE tax to fire protection on Nov. 3 ballot | News

Lafayette Parish officials want voters to rededicate a parishwide property tax approved for arts, culture and recreation in 2017 to fire protection in unincorporated areas and to parish roads and bridges.

The rededication is on the Nov. 3 ballot.

Parish Councilman Kevin Naquin supports the measure which, he said, will provide more money for fire protection in every fire department in the parish, including the city of Lafayette. Naquin said

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Newark withdraws proposal for tax increase | News

Newark officials have withdrawn a proposal for a 1 percent tax hike in 2021.

The tax hike would have generated $39,000 in 2021. A reduction in employee health care costs will help make up for not having that additional revenue, as the premium renewal cost came in lower than expected, according to city spokeswoman Jayme Gravell. The city will also reduce a capital project by $20,000.

The tax increase was

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Just how much funding do our state lands need? A look at Proposal 1

James M. Hohman and Jason Hayes
Published 11:00 p.m. ET Oct. 21, 2020

In the upcoming election, voters will be asked to approve or reject Proposal 1, a constitutional amendment that will change how the State Park Endowment Fund and the Natural Resources Trust Fund both operate. The proposal asks voters to approve a plan that would dedicate a chunk of revenues to those funds in perpetuity.

The money affected

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