Firefighter’s departure called right move: Officials say his ‘Let them die’ comment should not reflect negatively on town | Connecticut & Region

GLASTONBURY — Town officials say the resignation of firefighter James Stanley following an inappropriate comment he made at a Black Lives Matter rally and food drive on Sunday was the right move and that what he did should not reflect negatively on the town or its Fire Department.

Stanley resigned from the Fire Department on Tuesday after a cellphone video of him went viral, revealing that during the rally he said that people who overdose should be allowed to die rather than be treated with the drug Narcan, or naloxone, which can reverse the overdose.

“I think you get rid

read more

State Department Approves Departure of Nonemergency Government Officials From India

The State Department announced on Wednesday that it would approve the voluntary departure of nonemergency U.S. government employees in India as the country battles a second wave of coronavirus infections.

According to a travel advisory posted on the State Department’s website, the agency is urging U.S. citizens to take advantage of commercial flights out of India and has also approved the voluntary departure of family members of U.S. government employees.

India’s surge in Covid-19 cases has prompted other countries to take precautions concerning who is allowed within their borders. Earlier this week Australia began a travel ban, making it

read more

Florida man attacks 3 women on vacation, hits one with brick, officials say

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (WESH) — A good Samaritan came to the rescue after police say a man chased three women who were visiting Daytona Beach with a brick and hit them.

The victims had just left their hotel and were on A1A between Main Street and Harvey Avenue when they say Malik Irving approached them and started talking.

The women, who aren’t fluent in English, said Irving spit on them when they didn’t understand him.

“Immediately I could see they’re hysterical. They trip over each other, they fall into the ground,” Dylan Burst said.

read more

Longview parks, recreation officials plan to trap beavers damaging trees at Lake Sacajawea | Local

A tree damaged by beavers lays in the water at Lake Sacajawea near Kessler Boulevard and 23rd Avenue on Tuesday.

Courtney Talak

People walking, biking, boating or fishing at Lake Sacajawea recently may have noticed more trees missing bark, sporting bite marks or fallen into the water.

It’s unlikely folks will spot the culprits — beavers — but the Longview Parks and Recreation Department has received several reports about the damage, said Parks and Urban Forestry Manager Joanna Martin.

“There’s always wildlife at the lake. It’s not abnormal to have beavers,” she said.

Splintered tree

A tree damaged by beavers lays in

read more

Greensboro Parks and Recreation officials extend hours and restart rentals

GREENSBORO, N.C. — Greensboro is extending the hours of parks and resuming some of its rentals, which are also expanding hours.

As they begin to ease restrictions due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the department is now accepting picnic shelter reservations for parties of 100 people or less.

Gardens are accepting outdoor wedding reservations for 100 people or fewer as well. Rental operators, including the Barber Park Event Center and recreation centers, have returned. Although, the spaces are currently limited to 50% capacity.

Still, as the restrictions continue to ease, city

read more

Montana’s outdoor recreation surge won’t subside this summer, officials predict | Montana Untamed

Whether the numbers reflect those trying a new outdoor activity for the first time or someone rediscovering a former pursuit, Lemon and others believe there will be some staying power.

At the same time Montana’s hotline for reporting fish, wildlife and other recreation violations — 1-800-TIP-MONT — has seen a steady increase in calls and online reporting in recent years, said FWP Enforcement Chief Dave Loewen.

Reports that resulted in law enforcement action increased from about 3,700 in 2019 to nearly 4,100 in 2020, a jump of nearly 11%. Total reports increased by about one-third, from about 5,100 to 6,800.

read more