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Voters to decide Fairview Park Schools levy, North Olmsted charter amendments

FAIRVIEW PARK, Ohio — The 2020 presidential General Election includes numerous community issues — such as a new-money school levy and charter amendments — to be decided on Nov. 3.

There’s Issue 72, which finds the Fairview Park City Schools going to the ballot for the district’s first new operating levy in 14 years.

If approved, the continuous 7.9-mill operating levy would raise $3.2 million annually, with homeowners paying an additional $23.04 monthly per $100,000 in home value.

The district has advertised that a failed Issue 72 — which means a $1.6 million deficit starting next school year — would have direct negative consequences beginning in the second semester of the current school year.

This would include suspending all athletic and extracurricular activities, starting with winter sports. Also, bus transportation would be cut to state minimum standards regarding radius to school.

The 2021-2022 school year would find the district making

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Colorado East Troublesome Fire burns in national park, nears Estes Park

The fate of Estes Park is now a race between fire and ice, as a snowstorm is due to hit Saturday night and last into Sunday, and is likely to halt the fire’s spread. In anticipation of continued fire growth before then, however, eastern areas of Estes Park have been added to mandatory evacuation orders — the western side of town had been evacuated Thursday — and firefighters were taking steps to defend the town.

Some reports show the fire may have moved significantly closer to Estes Park overnight — perhaps as close as one mile, with firefighters calling in more resources Saturday. In a morning video briefing Saturday, Paul Delmerico, operations section chief on the fire, said the fire is “just west” of the Bear Lake area in Estes Park.

The high winds are preventing fire suppression aircraft from flying, and firefighters are using satellite imagery to locate the

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All in Estes Valley should ‘leave now’ as fire creeps closer to Estes Park

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The town of Estes Park is urging all of those in the Estes Valley to “leave now” as winds gusting to more than 60 mph along ridgelines in the Thompson Zone of the East Troublesome Fire is pushing the fire east toward Estes Park early Saturday morning.

The Estes Valley Fire Protection District said on its Facebook page that as of 7 a.m. the fire had advanced to within a mile of Bear Lake Road.

Crews were unable to see the fire location due to smoke but believe the fire is at the mouth of Moraine Park. 

Saturday will be a race against time as firefighters battle

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Ellen Reid’s Soundwalk App Breathes Musical Life Into Central Park : Deceptive Cadence : NPR

Masked pedestrians enjoy Central Park earlier this year. The New York destination now has a site-specific soundtrack courtesy of composer Ellen Reid’s Soundwalk app.

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Masked pedestrians enjoy Central Park earlier this year. The New York destination now has a site-specific soundtrack courtesy of composer Ellen Reid’s Soundwalk app.

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Even this spring, when New York City was at the center of the coronavirus pandemic in the U.S, the city’s public parks never closed. Instead, they became a place where people went for a socially distanced refuge, often escaping into music with their headphones. Ellen Reid has taken that experience one step further: The Pulitzer Prize-winning composer has written new music for a GPS-enabled app called Soundwalk, specifically designed to accompany walks around Central Park.

Reid had the idea for the app several years ago, but it wasn’t until

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Drive-In Movie Theaters; Theme Park COVID-19 Guidelines: Patch PM

NORTH BAY, CA – Missed today’s headlines? Here are the Patch stories from Marin, Napa, Solano and Sonoma counties that people are talking about today:

Glass Fire Declared 100% Contained

With the North Bay under a red flag warning, Cal Fire has crews on active patrol to mitigate hot spots and respond to service needs.

Sonoma County Lifts Last Of Glass Fire Evacuation Orders

The Glass Fire has been declared 100 percent contained.

Most Marin County Residents Still Susceptible To Coronavirus

The county’s public health officer said Marin is vulnerable to a second or third wave before a vaccine is available early next year.

Marin County Launches New Tools To Assist With Reopening Schools

The county has released new resources for parents, students and teachers to find answers and guidelines regarding the reopening of schools.

New Drive-In Movie Theaters Popping Up Across Bay Area

Drive-in movie theaters are opening throughout

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Arson at official ballot box investigated in Baldwin Park CA

Someone set an official ballot drop box outside a California library ablaze Sunday night by shoving a burning newspaper inside, Los Angeles firefighters say.

The fire broke out inside an official ballot box outside the Baldwin Park Library at 8 p.m., KABC reported.

Firefighters doused the blaze by pushing a firehose into the collection slot, then cut the box open with a chainsaw to retrieve the burned ballots, KCBS reported.

It’s not clear how many ballots were damaged or destroyed, KNBC reported.

Police took custody of the damaged ballots, KABC reported. The case is being investigated as an arson fire.

The collection box outside the library was an official drop box for ballots in the hotly contested November election, which pits President Donald Trump against Democratic challenger Joe Biden, among other races.

Unofficial ballot drop boxes, many set up by the state Republican Party, have also appeared across California, The

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Hiker Is Rescued in Zion National Park After Nearly Two Weeks Missing

A 38-year-old woman who had been missing for nearly two weeks in Zion National Park in Utah was found safe on Sunday by search and rescue teams after a park visitor reported that they had seen her, the authorities said.

The woman, Holly Suzanne Courtier, disappeared on Oct. 6, after getting off a shuttle bus at the Grotto bus stop in the park. She was reunited with her family, which said in a statement Sunday that they were “overjoyed” that she was found safely.

The search for Ms. Courtier drew officials from the Washington County Sheriff’s Office, park rangers, emergency service teams and search dogs. Volunteers also joined the effort, the National Park Service said. The teams used drones and canine units, the park service said in a series of statements about their efforts to locate her.

“We would like to thank the rangers and search teams who relentlessly looked

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‘Big pile’ of eels dumped in New York City park; impact not yet known

NEW YORK — Andrew Orkin was taking a break from his evening jog to sit by Prospect Park Lake when he turned around and was startled to see a tangle of wriggling snakes.

“And quite a big pile — fully alive,” said Orkin, a music composer who lives near the Brooklyn park.

They turned out to be eels that had escaped from one of two large plastic bags that split open as a man dragged them to the shoreline. After dumping the eels in the lake, the man walked away, explaining to bystanders that “I just want to save lives.”

The illegal release late last month became a curiosity on social media, but the dumping of exotic animals in urban parks isn’t new. In cities across the country, nonnative birds, turtles, fish and lizards have settled into, and often disturbed, local ecosystems.

New Yorkers free thousands of non-native animals every

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Two Park Police Officers Face Manslaughter Charges in Virginia Shooting

Two U.S. Park Police officers in Virginia were indicted Thursday on state manslaughter charges in a 2017 case in which they fired nine shots at close range into the car of a 25-year-old man, a prosecutor announced.

Each officer was indicted on single charges of manslaughter and reckless discharge of a firearm, according to the prosecutor, Steve Descano, the commonwealth’s attorney in Fairfax County. If convicted, the officers, members of the U.S. Park Police, a unit of the National Park Service within the Interior Department, face up to 15 years in prison, he said.

“Like so many others in our community, I was deeply disturbed by the images we saw on that cruiser video,” Mr. Descano said in a statement. “I wish this could have been done in a faster fashion. However, there is no shortcut to justice.”

The officers were placed on administrative leave after the shooting, a Park

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‘Big pile’ of eels dumped in NYC park; impact not yet known

NEW YORK (AP) — Andrew Orkin was taking a break from his evening jog to sit by Prospect Park Lake when he turned around and was startled to see a tangle of wriggling snakes.

“And quite a big pile — fully alive,” said Orkin, a music composer who lives near the Brooklyn park.

They turned out to be eels that had escaped from one of two large plastic bags that split open as a man dragged them to the shoreline. After dumping the eels in the lake, the man walked away, explaining to bystanders that “I just want to save lives.”

The illegal release late last month became a curiosity on social media, but the dumping of exotic animals in urban parks isn’t new. In cities across the country, nonnative birds, turtles, fish and lizards have settled into, and often disturbed, local ecosystems.

New Yorkers free thousands of non-native animals

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