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EU plans summer opening for vaccinated tourists

(CNN) — After nearly a year of closed borders, the European Union could open in June to fully vaccinated vacationers from countries with low Covid infection rates in time for summer under a plan revealed on Monday.

The easing of restrictions on nonessential travel, which will be welcomed by countries desperate to revive struggling tourism industries, would also allow for an “emergency brake” should infection rates rise again.

Reflecting success with vaccination programs, the EU also wants to relax qualification rules for adding to its safe travel list of countries whose travelers don’t need to be vaccinated or to

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Plans for new Waterville community recreation arena unveiled at youth center

Ken Walsh, CEO of the Alfond Youth Center, speaks Friday at the center as officials announce plans to build a new ice skating rink beside the nearby municipal pool off North Street in Waterville. Michael G. Seamans/Morning Sentinel

WATERVILLE — When Ken Walsh, CEO of the Alfond Youth & Community Center, moved to Waterville in 1992, he was told by community members how the city was once a hockey town.

Now, nearly three decades later and with the help of donors and a board of directors, hockey will return to Waterville and will be accessible to all.

The project was

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Viewpoint: A look into projects, plans and programs for Boise Parks and Recreation

COVID-19 protocols are still in place for parks and programs, but Boise Parks and Rec expects a “more normal” summer than last.

BOISE, Idaho — With the temperatures warming up and the area greening up, it’s the time of year more and more people start getting up off their couches and heading out to enjoy their favorite recreation spots. 

The City of Boise certainly has a lot of gems to enjoy. The Boise Parks and Recreation Department is working on a potpourri of projects, plans, and programs for this spring and summer.

Four outdoor city pools will open with pandemic

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A potpourri of projects, plans and programs for Boise Parks and Recreation

COVID protocols are still in place for parks and programs, but Boise Parks and Rec expects a “more normal” summer than last.

BOISE, Idaho — With the temperatures warming up and the area greening up, it’s the time of year more and more people start getting up off their couches and heading out to enjoy their favorite recreation spots. 

The City of Boise certainly has a lot of gems to enjoy. The Boise Parks and Recreation Department is working on a potpourri of projects, plans and programs for this spring and summer.

Four outdoor city pools will open with pandemic

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Ronny Finvarb Plans Hotel at 1790 Alton Road in Miami Beach

Ronny Finvarb with a rendering of 1790 Alton Road (GEK Architecture)

UPDATED, April 14, 9:10 a.m.: Miami Beach hotelier Ronny Finvarb closed on the site of a planned boutique hotel on Alton Road.

Finvarb’s Sobe 18 LLC paid $4 million for the 10,200-square-foot property at 1790 Alton Road in Miami Beach, he said. There, he plans to build a 36-key hotel with a restaurant on the ground floor.

Property records show 1790 Alton Holdings LLC sold the lot. The company is led by Nathanael J. Cohen, Yonel Fellous and Athea Steven. The property previously traded for $1.2 million in 2011.

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State reveals plans for COVID vaccine passport

HONOLULU – The governor of Hawaii has issued another emergency proclamation in response to the coronavirus pandemic that extends the statewide eviction moratorium for another two months and details plans for vaccinated travelers.

Democratic Gov. David Ige signed the proclamation Friday extending the statewide moratorium on residential evictions until June 8. The moratorium began in April 2020 and was set to expire Tuesday.

Under the moratorium, landlords are prohibited from evicting tenants for failure to pay rent, maintenance fees, utility bills, taxes and other required fees.

The emergency proclamation also revealed plans to allow vaccinated travelers to bypass mandatory quarantine

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