Where to be patriotic for the Fourth of July | Local News

Where to be patriotic for the Fourth of July WARSAW — Celebrating Independence Day traditions can range from town-wide customs such as July 4 parades bursting with red, white and blue decor to family-filled barbecues by the pool and a packed crowd for watching fireworks. Though each tradition may vary between families, July 4 celebrations … Read more

Where to be patriotic for the Fourth of July | Lifestyles

Where to be patriotic for the Fourth of July WARSAW — Celebrating Independence Day traditions can range from town-wide customs such as July 4 parades bursting with red, white and blue decor to family-filled barbecues by the pool and a packed crowd for watching fireworks. Though each tradition may vary between families, July 4 celebrations … Read more

Twin Counties feel squeeze at the pump | Columbia County

HUDSON — A month into a statewide gas tax holiday that was designed to provide relief, Columbia and Greene residents are still feeling the squeeze at the gas pump. On June 1, the statewide suspension of the motor fuel excise tax, state sales tax, and Metropolitan Commuter Transportation District took effect through the end of … Read more

Black Americans living abroad reflect on Juneteenth holiday

BANGKOK (AP) — As the United States marks only the second federally recognized Juneteenth, Black Americans living overseas have embraced the holiday as a day of reflection and an opportunity to educate people in their host countries on Black history. President Joe Biden moved quickly last year to federally recognize the day Black Americans have … Read more

Exploring Juneteenth’s Chattanooga connection among events for newest federal, city holiday

A year after Juneteenth became a federal and city holiday, several groups in the Chattanooga area are marking the occasion with organized events. Juneteenth, short for June 19, is the day in 1865 when federal troops arrived in Galveston, Texas, to announce that all enslaved people had been freed by the Emancipation Proclamation more than … Read more

Community Blood Center seeking blood donors

DAYTON, Ohio — The Community Blood Center has concerns about a low supply in type O blood looking ahead to the summer. What You Need To Know Regional hospital usage outpaced collections of type O blood during the May 27 through June 4 holiday period Community Blood Center needs to register 300 donors per day … Read more

Children’s Museum of Indianapolis removes watermelon salad from Juneteenth menu

A volunteer holds a Juneteenth flag before the start of a celebration walk in Forest Park in St. Louis on Saturday, June 19, 2021. The Children’s Museum of Indianapolis removed a pre-packaged watermelon salad from its Juneteenth Jamboree menu following backlash to a photo shared online. File Photo by Bill Greenblatt / UPI | License … Read more

New York’s seven-month gas tax holiday starts Wednesday

With summer unofficially underway, drivers across New York are about to finally see some relief at the pump. Motorists across the state and nation have been feeling some pain at the pump lately. “Sixty-three fifty, and that was for half a tank,” said driver Russell Tacker. But on Wednesday, the state gas tax suspension, passed … Read more

LA County reports 12,694 COVID cases over holiday weekend

LOS ANGELES (CNS) — Los Angeles County public health officials reported 12,694 confirmed cases of COVID-19 over the Memorial Day holiday weekend, with 13 COVID-related deaths and 486 hospitalizations. The county reported 2,901 new cases Monday, 4,108 cases Sunday and 5,685 on Saturday, raising the cumulative total from throughout the pandemic to 2,974,197. The daily … Read more

Livingston County to suspend portion of gas sales tax collection; not all supervisors in agreement | Top Story

GENESEO – The Livingston County Board of Supervisors voted this month to temporarily eliminate a portion of local sales tax collection on gasoline purchases. The board, after a lengthy discussion at its May 11 board meeting, agreed to forego sales tax collections above $ 3 per gallon. The cost of a gallon of gas above … Read more