Brunswick takes first steps toward development of outdoor recreation complex

Brunswick Town Councilors discuss predevelopment plans for a new public outdoor recreation complex at Brunswick Landing Monday night. Screengrab

Brunswick Town Council approved spending up to $50,000 in recreation impact fees for planning a new public recreation complex at Brunswick Landing — site of a former Navy base — Monday.

A concept design includes an outdoor pool, two lighted turf fields, eight lighted pickle-ball courts, a lighted outdoor ice rink, two lighted basketball courts and two lighted playgrounds.

The complex would neighbor the Brunswick Parks and Recreation Center and would aim to promote health and wellness for all ages within

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Tourist-starved Greece takes a gigantic leap of faith on Covid

(CNN) — Teenage models Lydia-Angel Beach and Charlotte Claussen are seated on Monastiraki Square drinking in the warm Athens sunshine, having just sated their post-casting hunger with a juicy takeout souvlaki from classic kebab joint Thanasis.

London-born Beach, 18, who grew up in Ibiza, and her colleague Claussen, 19, from Hamburg, flew in a few days ago, after Greece’s decision to lift a quarantine requirement for vaccinated travelers and those testing negative for Covid-19 from key tourism markets.

“It’s model season, so we’re here for work but also combining it with a vacation,” says Beach. “The weather is amazing, the

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McGee takes over as acting Holyoke mayor following Morse’s departure | News

HOLYOKE, MA (WGGB/WSHM) — Former Holyoke Mayor Alex Morse has officially left city hall.

Friday afternoon, city council president Todd McGee was sworn-in as acting mayor, but he can only fulfill the role for a short time, leaving the mayoral seat up in the air.

McGee told us he could only fulfill the role of mayor in a part-time capacity, so now the city and state are ramping up efforts to make sure there is a smooth transition of power until the November election.

On Friday, after nearly a decade, Morse served his last day as the leader of the

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BRM F1 recreation project takes step forward as original engine runs

The 1950s-specification BRMs are being built for British Racing Motors by renowned race car engineers Hall and Hall and the Bourne-based company used the original ‘engine number two’ to help meet the technical challenges presented by one of the most complex Formula 1 engines of its era, each with more than 36,000 components.

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Hall and Hall founder and former BRM engineer Rick Hall said: “It is a phenomenally complex engine, and there are a great deal of highly engineered parts to get right.

“Rebuilding and re-engineering many of

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