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OPINION/LETTER TO THE EDITOR: What a fall from grace

I'm writing to express my displeasure, horror even, at the decision of the Provincetown Select Board to vote against requiring masks on Commercial Street, at the decisions of many Provincetown business to not require masks or proof of vaccination to enter their venues, and at the decision of the ferry operators to not require proof of vaccination to board the ferries. I also want to express my admiration for the two Select Board members, Robert Anthony and Leslie Sandberg, who spoke in favor of masks on the streets and for the businesses that are requiring proof of vaccination for entry.
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Port Saint Joe, FLWJHG-TV

Newest Staten Island Ferry is ready to go

PORT ST. JOE, Fla. (WJHG/WECP) - All aboard the newest Staten Island Ferry. The SSG Michael H. Ollis is just a few days away from being towed out of its Port St. Joe Facility to New York Harbor. Eastern Shipbuilding group has been hard at work building, not just one,...
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Beyond roads and bridges: inside the $1 trillion US infrastructure plan

Lawmakers in Washington are closing in on doing what has eluded administrations for years: passing a bill to revitalize the country's neglected infrastructure. The Senate's $1 trillion proposal -- backed by Democratic President Joe Biden -- would channel money towards everything from fixing roads to expanding broadband and clean energy, though passage through is not assured in either chamber of the US Congress. Here's what's in the bipartisan plan:
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The Staten Island Advance

The Staten Island Ferry: Connecting St. George and lower Manhattan since 1817 (Then and Now)

STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. -- The various Staten Island Ferry boats have carried people from St. George to lower Manhattan since 1817 when the Richmond Turnpike Company started a steamboat service. The Staten Island Railroad Company took over the ferry service in 1864. Then the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad bought the ferry in 1884, and the City of New York took control of the ferry in 1905.
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9&10 News

Northern Michigan in Focus: Frankfort Car Ferries

Decades ago when trains and car ferries were major industries in our country, there was a huge inefficiency in Chicago. Because of that, Frankfort became a major hub on the Great Lakes for trains and car ferries. By 1982, all that went away though. For this week’s Northern Michigan in...
thecordovatimes.com

Senate bill includes $1B for ferry service

A hefty $1 trillion bill taken up by the U.S. Senate on Monday, Aug. 2, contains billions of dollars in new federal funding for infrastructure projects in Alaska, ranging from ports and energy resources to broadband and $1 billion for ferry service in rural communities. The budget for a new...
Seattle, WAwestseattleblog.com

ROAD WORK, TRANSIT, TRAFFIC, WEATHER: Thursday notes

6:62 AM: Good morning, We might see rain tonight/tomorrow, says the forecast! Sunshine expected today, though. 26th SW – Closed northbound between Roxbury and Barton. Delridge project – The southbound closure of Delridge Way SW between Thistle and Trenton continues, and northbound Delridge is closed between Cambridge and Henderson. Details here.
Anchorage Daily News

Anchorage’s economy is recovering from the pandemic, but jobs won’t bounce back for another three years, forecast says

Anchorage’s economy is recovering from the impacts of COVID-19, but employment won’t rebound to pre-pandemic levels until the end of 2024, a new report projects. The city had already experienced four straight years of jobs losses when the pandemic arrived in 2020. It then erased more than 20,000 jobs in Anchorage during the worst stretch last year, about a 15% drop, according to the Anchorage Economic Development Corp.’s annual three-year forecast.
langleyadvancetimes.com

Staffing issues cancel 2 ferries between Victoria and Vancouver

Two evening ferry sailings between Victoria and Vancouver have been cancelled Wednesday due to a staffing issue. The 6 p.m. from Tsawwassen and 8 p.m. from Swartz Bay will not run, BC Ferries announced at 1 p.m. The issue, the service said, is a staffing shortage. “Your safety is important...
defensenews.com

China reportedly converted civilian ferries for amphibious assault operations

MELBOURNE, Australia — China has converted civilian ferries for use in military amphibious operations, potentially enabling the country to significantly surge its amphibious assault capabilities in a contingency like a Taiwan invasion, according to a new report. The July report was published in the Jamestown Foundation’s China Brief by Conor...
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