Ridgefield Parks & Recreation invites residents to Martin Park Beach

Martin Park Beach includes summer fun for everyone, and family and individual beach memberships are now available at the Recreation Center at 195 Danbury Road. Ridgefield senior citizens gain free entry all season long with a photo ID.

Due to COVID-19, there are no drop-ins or guests permitted. From May 29-June 11, operating hours are Monday to Friday from 2 p.m. to 6:45 p.m., and weekends from 10 a.m. to 6:45 p.m. From June 12-Sept. 6, the beach will be open daily from 10 a.m. to 6:45 p.m.

Beach amenities include the Zoom Floom, Wibit Slide, and paddle board, kayak,

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Michigan’s Top Health Official Vacations in Alabama After Whitmer Tells Residents Not to Travel

Michigan’s health director traveled to Alabama last week after Democratic Governor Gretchen Whitmer warned residents not to leave the state as coronavirus cases soar, prompting sharp criticism from the Republican party.

Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) Director Elizabeth Hertel traveled last week to Gulf Shores, Alabama, which is a popular resort destination along the Gulf of Mexico, Fox News reported.

The report brought criticism from the state’s GOP, as Michigan continues to grapple with the highest coronavirus rates in the nation.

“The sheer brazenness of Gov. Whitmer and her staff is truly something else,” Michigan GOP spokesman

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CJ Davis: Durham police chief’s possible departure to Memphis draws mixed reaction from residents

DURHAM, N.C. (WTVD) — Durham residents have mixed reactions toPolice Chief CJ Davis’ potentially leaving as the city’s top police officer after five years.

“I was livid,” said Tammie Goodman, who is still waiting for justice in the 2018 abduction of her son Charleston outside their home off East Woodcroft Parkway.

Goodman said there’s been a lack of communication with the chief’s detectives and inadequate investigative work.

Exclusive: Missing man’s family speaks after warrants say he was a drug dealer, fed to hogs

Charleston Goodman’s disappearance is now a cold case homicide investigation.

“Me hearing that he was shot

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Hawaii’s residents are speaking out against tourists behaving badly

When visitors think of Hawaii and social media, they usually think of capturing the kind of images that make the state a popular hashtag on Instagram: beautiful beaches, magnificent sunsets and picturesque landscapes.

For Hawaii’s residents, it’s far different. It’s a woman proclaiming that she’s from New York as she allegedly assaults a resident of Nanakuli in western Oahu. It’s a visitor without a mask screaming and then reportedly spitting on a kupuna, a Native Hawaiian elder, in a supermarket. It’s tourists blocking highways to take photos, and reportedly refusing to move when asked.

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Cutting $100K from Bethel’s parks and recreation programs upsets residents

BETHEL — A $100,000 cut to parks and recreation program funding was a hot topic during Monday evening’s public hearing on the town’s $81.9 million proposed spending plan for 2021-22.

Several residents spoke out against the reduction during the virtual hearing, arguing that the department’s programs are more important than ever following a year of restricted socialization.

“These past 12 months have been extremely difficult on all of us — especially the youth of our community, who have been isolated and forced to socialize in very unnatural ways,” resident Greg Henry said.

The $100,000 cut in Parks and Recreation program

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Miawpukek wants to hear residents’ ideas about recreation | Regional-Lifestyles | Lifestyles


Getting outdoors has always been an important part of life in this province.

Over a year into the COVID-19 pandemic, getting outdoors has become an important way for people to break up their days.

The Miawpukek First Nation is looking for input from residents about what the community might need when it comes to recreation.

In a post on the band’s Facebook page on March 9, Miawpukek’s tourism, culture and recreation division put out a call for ideas to spruce up its outdoor spaces.


The Conne River-based band hopes to round out its recreational goals

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