Will the COVID vaccine rollout mean a return for Vt. concerts, fairs, festivals?

BURLINGTON, Vt. (WCAX) – Gov. Phil Scott says he hopes Vermont can return to normal by July 4. But big events and concerts take months of planning. So is there still enough time to line some up for this spring and summer?

Current guidelines only allow up to two unvaccinated people or households to gather at one time. A concert or festival could never meet that standard. But with neighboring

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Kenduskeag Stream Canoe Race will return this spring

Following a 12-month span during when many annual events have been canceled because of COVID-19, there’s at least one piece of good news on the horizon: The Bangor Parks and Recreation Department has begun accepting registrations for the 2021 Kenduskeag Stream Canoe Race, which it plans to stage on April 17.

The catch: Only about 310 paddlers will be allowed to race this year, as organizers have taken steps to

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Birmingham schools set March 15 as date for full return to classroom

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Students at Beverly Elementary during in-person learning. The Birmingham Public Schools board of education voted Tuesday to send students back to school five days a week beginning March 15. (Photo: Courtesy of Birmingham Public Schools)

Birmingham students are expected to return to the classroom in just more than a month after the most recent decision by the school board.

The Birmingham Public Schools board of education decided during a

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Will workers return after COVID-19?

The big question for all those Salt Lake City office towers: Will workers return after COVID-19?

(Illustration by Christopher Cherrington | The Salt Lake Tribune)

Few worlds blew apart with the pandemic like our lives at the office.

COVID-19 upended countless everyday workflows, habits and human interactions built around a culture shared daily and face to face at the workplace.
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Western Michigan University students hopeful in-person classes will return in 2021

KALAMAZOO, MI — Students at Western Michigan, who will now pivot to online learning a few days earlier than they planned, are hopeful they will be able to return to campus in January.

On Monday, Nov. 16, as a line of cars grew at a drive-thru COVID-19 testing site set up on campus, students prepared to leave campus. Their departure is a few days earlier than expected, after a public

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Return mail-in ballots at secure Berkeley drop boxes

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Use one of six secure drop boxes throughout Berkeley to turn in your ballot anytime day or night until 8 p.m. Election Day, Nov. 3. This year, all registered voters are receiving a vote-by-mail ballot for the fall election.

To support expanded mail voting during the COVID-19 pandemic, the Registrar of Voters has added new drop boxes across Alameda County, including at four new locations in Berkeley. Twenty-four-hour drop

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Sluggish Return to School Wears on F.C. Parents

ENTHUSIAM for online learning waned fast for Kendra Lee’s older son, who is now in fourth grade, and her younger one (pictured here), who is now in kindergarten. (Photo: Courtesy Kendra Lee)

Next month’s gradual return for most elementary-age students in and around the City of Falls Church will serve as their parents’ final, white-knuckled lap in guiding their kids’ education.

Raising children challenges parents to be many things. When

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Why Grand Theft Auto Should Return To London


GTA 6 could be a game fans play for 10 years, so if London is the choice it will have to be recreated accurately, with landmarks like London Bridge.

It looks like Grand Theft Auto 6 is back in production after being shut down for COVID, and that means rumors about the location of the game have started flying again. Some rumors point to the series returning to Vice City,

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After 2020, TV will try to return to ‘normal.’ We shouldn’t let it

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A frame grab from April’s “Parks and Recreation Special,” an example of the many adaptations TV has made to the COVID-19 pandemic. (NBC)

We have come to what in other times would be recognizably the fall television season, but this year it is creeping in as subtly as a Southern California autumn. Like the rest of us, TV has been set back, rescheduled, de-scheduled. It is

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S Korea baseball, soccer fans to return to games

SEOUL, South Korea — South Korea will allow baseball fans to return to the stands beginning Sunday under a phased process planned by health authorities to bring back spectators in professional sports amid the COVID-19 epidemic.

Officials said Friday that spectators can begin attending professional soccer games matches Aug. 1. However, professional golf tournaments will continue without galleries at least until late August.

Teams initially will be allowed to sell

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Chicago offers hybrid plan for return to school

CHICAGO — Most Chicago children would return to the classroom two days a week and spend the other three days learning remotely once the school year begins, under a tentative plan outlined Friday.

Chicago Public Schools officials called the hybrid approach a preliminary framework and asked parents, students and staff of nation’s third-largest school district to weigh in.

A final decision about in-person instruction for fall classes won’t come until

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Carnival cruise lines plan ‘staggered’ comeback, won’t return to full capacity until 2022

Cruise giant Carnival Corp. is continuing plans for a phased-in approach for its return to sailing, beginning with fewer ships and fewer passengers, on a region-by-region basis. The company will not make a full return in terms of passenger capacity until 2022 at the earliest, according to CEO Arnold Donald.

 “[The] nature of restart is going to be almost country by country and destination by destination,” Donald said on an

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College students are preparing to return to campus in the fall. Is it worth it?

Every Tuesday and Thursday morning, Gomi Zou signs onto her computer to virtually attend her communications class: a recorded lecture voiced by her professor against the backdrop of a black screen.

“I spend five hours each weekday watching lectures on my computer, which doesn’t include prep and doing assignments for classes,” she said.

Zou, 22, is a senior taking online summer classes at the University of California, Los Angeles, which

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Everything You Need to Know About the NBA’s Big Plan to Return This Summer

It was a long, strange spring for sports fans. And you can only imagine how it felt for the athletes who were supposed to be focused on competing, training and/or negotiating new deals, and not a heck of a lot else. 

After the NBA abruptly suspended its season on March 11 when Utah Jazz player Rudy Gobert tested positive for COVID-19, with five weeks to go before the playoffs were

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Coronavirus’ return to Beijing disrupts life and rattles nerves

Beijing — The new outbreak of coronavirus in the Chinese capital prompted authorities to raise their official emergency response back to Level II on Tuesday night, as they race to stem what one called an “extremely severe” situation. The adjustment to Beijing’s response level came just 10 days after it was downgraded to Level III.

Beijing has bolstered measures to stop the virus spreading as the cluster of new infections,

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