• LOCAL FOCUS – Out in Booktown

    Known for attracting readers from near and far, Featherston Booktown and its annual programme is coming out this year to embrace diversity in all its forms with its first pop-up art and book installation. With its pink and queer theme, the back of the town’s Anzac Hall has been renamed Gloria – the vision of […]

  • GDK: Supporting Local Businesses

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  • The importance of preserving local trails

    JOPLIN, Mo. — Ahead of "National Trails Day" on Saturday -- folks with the "Joplin Trails Coalition" are sharing the importance of preserving local paths. "I think it brings some health to your mind and brings a little peace, and some joy, and I think those are all really good reasons to come out and []

  • Local fishing derbies available for kids

    WYANDOTTE, Okla. — Some kids in northeast Oklahoma spent part of their Thursday honing their "catch and release" skills. The Eastern Shawnee Tribe hosted a Kids Fishing Derby at the pond on the property of the tribe's Housing Authority offices in Wyandotte. Thirty kids took part, using cane poles and worms, and they received assistance []

  • Partnership empowers local businesses of color

    A new partnership is creating additional support for businesses in communities of color in western Massachusetts.

  • Locals hopeful for quiet storm season

    On the eve of the start of storm season -- the National Hurricane Center is closely watching a cluster of disorganized storms in the Gulf of Mexico. There’s a 20% chance of development over the next seven days.

  • Worried About Your Local Air Quality? Track It With These Apps

    Whether it's a spell of intense pollution from wildfires or you want to measure the quality of the air in your neighborhood over time, these apps and services provide the official Air Quality Index (AQI) in your area. Between industrial pollution and climate events like wildfires, it's hard to avoid particulates and unhealthy pollutants in the air. In a 2022 report, the World Health Organization (WHO) said 99% of the world’s population is breathing air that exceeds the recommended pollution...

  • Local roundup: Blue Devils cruise into quarterfinals

    The wins just keep coming for the Leominster High girls lacrosse team. The fifth-seeded Blue Devils had no problem topping No. 12 Minnechaug on Wednesday, rolling to a 14-6 victory at Doyle Field in a Division 2 round of 16 game. Leominster (19-3) advances to play the winner of Thursday’s game between No. 4 East […]

  • Loving Giving Local: Young Erie Professionals

    Young Erie Professionals (YEP) got a visit from Loving Giving Local this week. The group has been around for two decades and inspiring Erie's next generation of leaders. When you graduate from college and find a job in Erie, how do you stay connected? How do you find professionals your age to network and socialize []

  • Letter: Thankful and proud of our local law enforcement

    The following is a letter to the editor submitted to the newspaper by a reader. It does not necessarily reflect the views of the Echo Press. To submit a letter, send it to [email protected] or Echo Press, P.O. Box 549, Alexandria, MN 56308.

  • Parents to Association of Local Authorities: “Negotiate Now”

    Parents affected by the ongoing BSRB strikes organised a protest at the headquarters of the Icelandic Association of Local Authorities (SÍS) this morning, RÚV reports. No progress has been made in the talks between BSRB and SÍS. Talks remain at a standstill Widespread strikes in 29 municipalities by members of BSRB – Iceland’s largest federation […]

  • Is eating local produce actually better for the planet?

    Think that eating local will help save the planet? Think again. Most emissions come from food production, not transportationIn June 2005, four women spoke at a San Francisco celebration of the first World Environment Day in North America. The Bay Area locals – Jen Maiser, Jessica Prentice, Sage Van Wing and Dede Sampson – invited the audience to join them in a local food challenge: spending the next month eating only food produced within 100 miles (160km) of their homes.Although the concept of...