WESTPORT — First Selectman Jim Marpe still remembers standing on the steps outside of town hall a year ago — maskless and surrounded by other officials — announcing schools and various aspects of town government would have to close. COVID-19 had come to Westport. “This was going to be the […]

Steven Monacelli DALLAS—Millions are without power in the Lone Star State as local and state government officials struggle to respond to the most devastating winter storm in over 100 years. Perhaps no scene in this city best captures the absurdity of the predicament Texans find themselves in than the Kay […]

Leaders of the Chatham-Kent Ontario Health Team are emphasizing to the community that the local health care system is facing extremely serious strain and urgent help is needed. “Make no mistake – COVID-19 is real,” they said in a news release. “The impact on our healthcare system is real. Regardless […]

At a checkpoint for a vaccination site in South L.A. on Tuesday, officers from the Los Angeles Fire Department turned away those who did not have an appointment and documentation of a job in the healthcare industry. (Christina House/Los Angeles Times) Los Angeles County’s vaccine distribution effort hit a rocky […]

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 […]

The University of Missouri delivered on its promise of an on-campus experience for the fall semester, students and officials said, but they also acknowledged a need for adjustments during the pandemic and room for improvement. The semester ends this coming Friday. Professors have shown a lot of flexibility with students, said Frannie […]

Three Detroit voters and a Michigan advocacy group have asked a federal judge to block President Donald Trump or anyone acting on his behalf from pressuring state and local election officials to delay certification of the Nov. 3 election.  The suit, filed in federal district court in Washington D.C., also […]

SANTA CRUZ COUNTY, Calif. (KION) Health officers from Santa Cruz County and counties and cities around the Bay Area issued recommendations for celebrating Thanksgiving safely amid the COVID-19 pandemic. The recommendations encompass gatherings, travel and recommended steps to reduce risk. “While we have made progress in reducing disease transmission and […]

LAWRENCEVILLE, NJ — This year Halloween will be different due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. Town officials last week announced that Halloween activities can proceed, but with caution. Town officials have urged community members to adopt safer ways to celebrate Halloween this year. They released guidelines and public health recommendations […]