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Local officials and employers tout multiple reasons for labor shortage

LANCASTER – Ale House 1890 owner Matt Brady has such a hard time finding employees that he only offers lunch hours on Saturdays at his Main Street restaurant. “Locally, the job market for some positions is virtually non-existent,” said Brady, who also owns the Provisions restaurant downtown. “I struggled between …

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Alan Liere’s fishing-hunting report for September 2

Fly fishing The best fishing for the larger rainbows has been the deeper pools and seams of the Spokane River. Dry fly models like the Chernobyl and Gypsy King, caught on day one or late afternoon, have been effective. Lakes like Roosevelt, Amber, Fishtrap, Medical and Clear, fished with Swede’s …

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Essex teachers welcome students back on first day of school

ESSEX JUNCTION, Vt. (WCAX) – A lot of things that were changed or deleted last school year are back this year. But a student’s age can determine how different the first day of school is. Whatever restrictions are in place, educators in the Essex Westford School District are ready to …

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What is normal and when to intervene

Older people often worry about their thinking skills. Sometimes they can miss a bill payment or forget an appointment or the name of a familiar person. Slight forgetfulness is part of normal aging and does not indicate brain dysfunction. This mild forgetfulness of aging does not affect daily activities like …

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The Recorder – College football 2021: return to normalcy shrouded in change

The 2021 college football season holds the promise of a return to normal after a fall triggered by a pandemic that resulted in cancellations, postponements and headaches after headaches. The games are launched. The supporters are preparing to return to the stadiums. College sports are entering a new era, with …

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Maryland Fishing Report – August 11

Lower bay Beth Versak is all smiles with this sweet cobia she caught this weekend. Photo by Eric Packard Spanish mackerel and cobia take center stage in the lower bay. Spanish mackerel can be found in good numbers in a variety of places along the canals, hunting schools of bay …

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Why the demand for luxury vacation homes is gaining ground in the ‘new normal’

The Covid-19 crisis has fundamentally changed the way we live. The house has grown in importance. For many people, the home has now become a hub from which to work, exercise, learn, socialize and relax. The pandemic has radically altered buyers’ short- and long-term investment outlook and now they have …

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Buyers are flocking to Lubbock stores for back-to-school deals

Shoppers from the Southern Plains and beyond flocked to Lubbock on Friday to get a head start on back-to-school shopping and take advantage of the Texas Duty Free Weekend. The annual sales tax holiday for school supplies, many clothing and other back-to-school items began Friday and continues through Sunday. But …

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Foumami reopens restaurant in Boston’s financial district

BOSTON – Sidewalks were barren, car-free streets and teeming office buildings in Boston’s financial district closed as employees turned to virtual work environments during the worst of the pandemic in an attempt to stay safe while a deadly pandemic raged across the state. This is the situation Fóumami owner Michael …

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