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Hampton-area voters head to the polls on Tuesday, March 8 to elect city officials and decide the fate of city and school budgets and other important items on the ballot. Here’s a look at some of the major races and issues. HAMPTON There are four contested races on the City ballot, including one for the …

WEST SENECA, NY (WIVB) – Several local municipalities are taking steps to prepare for possible ice jam flooding as temperatures rise and with forecasts of rain and snow. Brian Adams, West Seneca’s road superintendent, said there will be a meeting Thursday with local city officials to coordinate plans for potential flooding. Adams says the city …

“The train generates a significant economic impact for the city,” he said. “We did an impact study in 2014 which indicated that the train had an economic impact of approximately $2.5 million per year.” The 2021 Railway Bridge Inspection Report noted that two of the five railway bridges, Bridge 4.10 and Bridge 2.10, are due …

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: FEBRUARY 1, 2022 Press release Mayor Ed Gainey and Councilman Corey O’Connor announce bill to create Commission on Infrastructure Reporting and Investments PITTSBURG – Mayor Ed Gainey and Councilman Corey O’Connor announced a bill to create the Infrastructure Reporting and Investment Commission, which will provide advice on best practices in short- and …

Poway City Hall will remain closed to the public due to an upsurge in COVID-19 infections, officials said Friday. City Hall has been closed to the public since January 4 and staff are available to help customers by phone or email. The January 18 Poway City Council meeting will be open for virtual attendance only. …

Sacramento executives approved a plan Tuesday night to help prevent crime and help businesses in old Sacramento still grappling with the impacts of the pandemic. (Earlier cover in the video above). Old Sacramento over the next three years. The funding comes from the White House’s American Rescue Plan Act of 2021, which gave the city …

“Knowing that we have the material on hand and can distribute it, I think that will give people some comfort,” West Haven Public Works Commissioner Tom McCarthy said. Public works crews recovered the city’s 7,000 tests from the National Guard’s collection site in North Haven on Monday. “We’re going to finalize the plan hopefully this …

VOLNEY – Volney City Council voted unanimously Thursday in favor of a local law that would require the municipality to refuse to allow adult cannabis dispensaries and on-site consumption lounges within city limits. At Thursday’s city council meeting, officials said they would like to take a wait-and-see approach to implementing the provisions of the New …

The Dahl Memorial Clinic in Skagway has served the city’s medical needs for over 50 years. The clinic is run by the municipality and funded by a series of grants and tax revenues. Over the past two years, high staff turnover has been a problem. https://khns.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/12/02SkagwaySEARHC.mp3 In mid-June, Skagway Borough Director Brad Ryan pitched the …

Half of the members of Plano’s planning and zoning commission were replaced this week as city council appointed four new members to the eight-member board. Five commissioners were to be reappointed, and only one of them, Richard Horne, was reappointed. Mr. Nathan Barbera, Gwen Walters, Allan Samara and Robert Gibbons were not reappointed. The new …

CAPE TOWN – The Municipality of Knysna believes that the public protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane erred in concluding that his 58 million rand spent on the city’s tourism promotion agency, Knysna Tourism (KT), was irregular and constituted a maladministration. Mkhwebane announced his damning findings against the municipality on Friday, saying the council chairman should refer the …

New A mural of labor leader and civil rights activist Dolores Huerta arrives in downtown Coachella. Coachella City Council on Wednesday approved a proposal to install the mural. It will be located in Taqueria Jalisco, at the corner of Sixth Street and Vine Street. Huerta is the co-founder of the United Farm Workers Union. She …

LAWRENCE, Wisconsin (WFRV) – The City of Lawrence hears proposals to build a 630,000 square foot distribution center, which would require the rezoning of part of the land it wants to use off Highway I -41 on S County Road in Brown County. Dr Lanny Tibaldo, President of the City of Lawrence, said: “Raven Trammell …

More than 1,000 city workers could be suspended without pay Tuesday if they refuse to follow Boston’s vaccination mandate. In this context, some classrooms could be affected. Mayor Kim Janey in August announced a COVID vaccination policy for the city’s 18,000 workers, requiring them to check their vaccination status or get tested weekly. The plan …

The Municipality of Thrikkakara decided to raise the level of its existing stadium and build an infrastructure meeting international standards with an athletics track, facilities for seven-a-side football, badminton and volleyball courts, a gymnasium and basic amenities such as bathrooms and toilets. Municipality president Ajitha Thankappan said on Sunday that the Uralungal Labor Contract Cooperative …

A few cities in Connecticut have announced they are lifting indoor mask requirements as COVID-19 cases continue their downward trend. Fairfield City of Fairfield officials have decided to lift the current mandate for indoor masks with immediate effect and follow CDC guidelines that recommend masks be dewormed indoors and in close contact with others. First …

More than 1,000 people have signed a letter asking DC to reverse its decision not to improve a busy and dangerous section of the Metropolitan Branch Trail that runs through the city’s Brookland and Edgewood neighborhoods. The trail, used by about 1,500 cyclists a day before the pandemic, runs from Silver Spring, Maryland, to Union …

BURLINGTON – Last night, town hall decisively passed a mandate article, effectively amending the FY2022 (FY22) operating budget by adding $ 500,000. The operating budget for fiscal year 22 was approved last May by the municipal assembly. This action is considered “budget neutral”, with any increase in expenditure being offset by an equal increase in …

VIDALIA, Louisiana (AP) – Money generated from royalties from its hydroelectric plant will help revitalize the town of Vidalia. At a recent meeting of the council of aldermen of Vidalia, the council voted 2-2 to spend $ 250,000 in hydroelectric royalty income on various beautification and landscaping projects presented by the Vidalia Garden Club and …

DURHAM, NC (WNCN) – Homicides in Durham rose 32% from the same period last year according to Durham Police data – and some fear this year may be the deadliest year in the city. Currently, the deadliest year on record in Durham is 2016 with 42 homicides. Two men, Tavis Rhodes and Shamori Brown, were …

Saint Joseph the population has decreased to 72,000 people over the past 10 years. But Sioux City, Iowa, has defied the odds of the rural exodus and offers some insight into how to thrive. Sioux City is a straight line from Interstate 29, about two hours north of Omaha. Like St. Joseph, it sits on …

City of Santa Rosa to Pay State Workplace Safety Agency Nearly $ 10,000 in Penalties in Settlement Following Police Detective Death Due to COVID-19 Complications . California’s Occupational Safety and Health Division issued four citations to the city after investigating the March 31, 2020 death of Police Detective Marylou Armer, 43, after contracting COVID-19 and …

DURHAM, NC (WNCN) – On Thursday, the City of Durham hosted a career fair at the NC Works Career Center in South Briggs. Officials have sought to recruit call takers, as nearly half of the city’s 911 operator positions are vacant. CBS 17 has been reporting for months about the staff shortage at the Durham …

Police in the Eastern Cape are investigating cases of intimidation after two city managers received packages with bullets attached to their photos and a note saying “You are next”. Mnquma Municipality provided bodyguards to its Director of Business Services Siphiwo Caga and Director of Community Services Makhaya Cecil Kibi. The two are currently presiding disciplinary …

Daniel Banyai talks to a group at Slate Ridge in Pawlet. Facebook photo A lawyer representing the owner of Slate Ridge has asked the Vermont Supreme Court to overturn a lower court decision to shut down the unauthorized West Pawlet paramilitary training center. Cindy Hill, an attorney for Daniel Banyai based in Middlebury, filed the …

GREELEY, Colorado – “Go west, young man,” said Horace Greeley. The problem in the northern Colorado town named after the 19th-century newspaper editor: Too many people listened to his advice. Tens of thousands of newcomers have flocked to Greeley – so much so that the city and surrounding County of Weld grew by more than …

The Municipality of Thrikkakara, which was recently mired in a controversy over the killing of an unknown number of stray dogs in the municipal area, offered to find a space to feed the stray dogs. Municipality chairman Ajitha Thankappan said on Tuesday that the municipality had submitted to the Kerala High Court that a suitable …

Southold Town’s board of directors last week rejected two event requests for a Mattituck restaurant over concerns from city officials over a previous party at the Main Road company. City attorney Bill Duffy said a June 12 celebration of Mattitaco’s third anniversary went “way beyond what they asked for,” with parking, vendors and music in …

SOUTH HADLEY – At a recent South Hadley board meeting, the town’s credit committee touched on what might have seemed a boring topic: liability insurance. But the rise in insurance premiums the committee questioned indicates an urgent problem facing cities and towns across the state: potential cyber attacks from hackers seeking to lock down municipal …

Riverhead officials are defending their role in a recently approved 36-megawatt solar farm in Calverton after a former councilor accused the city of failing to comment on the state’s review of the project. Barbara Blass, a former Democratic city councilor, told city council at its regular July 7 meeting that she was disappointed that city …

West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey held a town hall meeting at Judge Black’s Annex in Parkersburg Monday night to talk about what he can do for the Mid-Ohio Valley. (Photo by Madeline Scarborough) PARKERSBURG – West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey held a town hall meeting at Judge Black’s Annex Monday night to talk …

Aspen City Capital Manager Rob Schober walks up the stairs to the second and third floors through the atrium of the new Aspen Town Hall on Thursday, July 15, 2021. The Iron Staircase forged and glazed atrium are the focal point of the new building. (Kelsey Brunner / The Aspen Times) On the top floor …

SEABROOK – A former Secretary of the Planning Council who sued city officials for sexual harassment has struck a deal with the city. Maria Brown, who worked as secretary from 2015 to 2018, recently filed court documents dismissing her federal lawsuit with “prejudice and at no cost” against then-Planning Council chairman Jason Janvrin, vice chairman …