South Bethany council focusing on sea-level rise, stormwater and streets

The South Bethany Town Council this week approved an additional $72,000 in funds for street improvements; reviewed a new, long-term study proposal for stormwater remediation and sea-level rise defense, at a cost of $58,000; and commended the Town’s public works committee for handling the special challenges of beach season, including more bikes and pedestrian traffic.
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Driving Away Dirty Air

Emissions from diesel trucks and buses don’t just release higher levels of air pollution, they are also local in their effects. Such effects disproportionately impact low-income Oregonians, Oregonians of color, and Oregonians who live in communities located next to ports, industrial infrastructure, and roadways with heavy industrial truck traffic. Industry actors and policymakers have for far too long embraced environmental racism and sacrificed such communities to industrial profits.

Australia’s vaccine milestone as National Cabinet discusses restrictions

Australia’s vaccination program is poised to hit a key milestone on the road to freedom, with 70 per cent of the country receiving one dose as leaders meet on Friday to discuss the national plan. Currently 69.8 per cent of eligible people have had their first jab and just under...

“Simply too high”: alarm as ACT cases increase

Local cases of COVID in Canberra have risen to 30 as some residential construction sites in the territory are closed for ‘unforgivable’ public health damage. Of Friday’s cases, 19 were linked and most were household contacts of existing infections. Only 12 were in quarantine throughout their infectious period, with at...

How to Start a Tutoring Business in College

Tutoring is a fantastic way to earn extra money while in college. And best of all, you don’t actually have to be an expert or some kind of business guru to get this side-hustle started. You’re familiar with a few different classes, have taken and passed them, and have gotten...

Barr had little choice but to extend lockdown

Did anybody seriously believe that the ACT lockdown would not be extended this week, with cases oscillating between the mid-teens and 20s, cases lighting up in the regions around Canberra and Sydney still reporting more than a thousand cases a day and people dying every day?. Yes, we are all...

Increased support for locked-down small businesses

From rent relief to monetary aid and assistance developing e-commerce, these measures are designed to support business owners in continuing to trade despite widespread restrictions and challenging conditions, which are set to continue until vaccination targets are met in the coming months. Rent relief and mediation. Rent Relief Resources. ACT.

Join Live! From the Library for Broadway’s Golden Age

The Walnut Creek Library Foundation’s Live! From the Library series will host professional actor, writer, and director Rob Seitelman as he presents “Broadway’s Golden Age: The Making of an American Art Form, 1921–1964.” From Showboat to Fiddler on the Roof, Seitelman will take us from the birth of the American musical through the major works that established the genre and a lively discussion on what makes the musical a quintessentially American art form. Free and open to the public, this virtual event will be held Wednesday, October 6, 2021, 7-8:30 PM. Reservations can be made online at or by phone at 925.935.5395.
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Attleboro Community Theatre returns with 'The Nerd'

ATTLEBORO — Attleboro Community Theatre will celebrate its post-pandemic reopening with a production of “The Nerd,” written by Larry Shue and co-directed by Shawn Perry and Jeanne Smith. The plot sets up as follows:. Willum Cubbert, an aspiring young architect in Terre Haute, Indiana, has often told his friends about...

Oregon’s Can’t-Miss Chance to Lead on Clean Trucks Is Here

Brielle Stander is a contributing author for this blog. Oregon is taking big strides toward its climate and clean air goals by proposing to adopt the Advanced Clean Truck (ACT) rule and the Heavy-Duty Omnibus (HDO) rule at this year’s final Environmental Quality Commission hearing on November 12, 2021. The ACT rule requires manufacturers to produce an increasing number of clean, zero-emission medium- and heavy-duty trucks beginning in model year 2025. Meanwhile, the HDO rule, among other things, imposes tough new air pollution standards on new heavy-duty vehicles.

Morning mail: nuclear-powered submarine deal, NSW vaccination law, Pentecostal church’s jobkeeper windfall

Good morning. There’s breaking news this morning about a major new security partnership between Australia, the US and the UK, which has big ramifications for the Morrison government’s submarine acquisition plans. There are plenty of Covid updates as well, while a Pentecostal church’s jobkeeper windfall has attracted attention. Australia will...