Ski shop owners and local resorts are gearing up for another expected busy winter season.

MAINE, USA — When thinking of Maine tourism, one probably pictures busy beaches or dining on the docks. But Maine is proving itself to be a four-season destination.

According to the Maine Office of Tourism, more than 2.8 million visitors traveled to the state between Dec. 2021-April 2022. Meanwhile, 658,400 Mainers stayed at hotels or rentals across the state,

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State-level participation data has been released for specific sports and the numbers continue to show the major impact the COVID-19 pandemic had in North Carolina.

Compared to the 2018-2019 school year, the last set of participation data released before the pandemic, participation declined in every high school sport in North Carolina with the exception of five sports — boys golf, girls golf, girls indoor track & field, volleyball, and

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WAKEFIELD, R.I. – Rhode Island aquaculture farms have officially recovered from their pandemic-era lows and are selling more oysters than ever before, according to a new report.

The combined value of aquaculture products for consumption and seed sales in 2021 was $7,542,583, according to a new report from the Coastal Resources Management Council (CRMC). That number represents a dramatic turnaround from the height of the pandemic, when the state’s aquaculture farms sold $4,289,189

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Horizon Forbidden West – hopefully it won’t be delayed again (pic: Sony)

The Wednesday Inbox asks why Microsoft killed Project Gotham Racing, as one reader complains about the weight of the Xbox Series X.

PLEASE NOTE: As we get our own Christmas and New Year content ready for the end of the year, please consider sending in your own festive Reader’s Feature to run over the Christmas break. It can be on any subject but

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PULASKI COUNTY, Ky. (WTVQ/SPEDA) – Despite a two-month economic shutdown, numerous canceled events and reduced capacity at many establishments due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Somerset and Pulaski County experienced another banner year in tourism revenue, according to the Somerset-Pulaski Economic Development Agency.

Visitors spent a total of $115 million in the county in 2020, many of them choosing the Lake Cumberland area to engage in safe outdoor activities.

“While we always like to promote the

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It’s an exciting time to be an American sports fan, from the U.S. Open tennis tournament and college football to the upcoming NFL season and MLB playoffs. Plenty of venues are either at capacity or expected to sell out soon.

But now isn’t the time to prove that you’re a diehard fan. Rather, says Dr. Anthony Fauci, it’s too soon for fans to head back to full stadiums for in-person games. “I don’t think it’s

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Outdoor amateur sports activities have increased in the Spanish capital Madrid during the coronavirus pandemic.

In Madrid, one of the capitals most affected by COVID-19 in Europe, the famous Retiro Park in the city center was filled with people doing sports as spring approaches.

Rafa, who is doing amateur boxing with his friend in the park, told Anadolu Agency: “Gyms are open, but there are very serious restrictions. We wanted to do our training

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The energy inside of stores in March 2020 was rushed, strained and infused with the weighty gaze of shoppers and workers that asked, “Should we even be here? Are we going to be OK?” At that point, a lot was up in the air. Sports, shopping, supply chains and society at large were changing — adapting — to the coronavirus pandemic.

Soon, stores temporarily shuttered as the result of lockdowns. And consumers flocked to digital

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SACRAMENTO, Calif. — California public health officials on Friday loosened the rules for youth sports, allowing all outdoor sports to resume in counties where COVID-19 case rates are at or below 14 people per 100,000.

The new guidance clears the way for sports like baseball, softball, gymnastics and cheerleading to resume Feb. 26 for at least 27 counties, including places that are in the most restrictive tier of the state’s virus designations.

High-contact outdoor sports

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During the colder, darker months, many Americans head indoors to get their exercise. But as COVID-19 cases, deaths and hospitalizations rise, just how safe are indoor sports?

On Feb. 1, coronavirus deaths topped 440,000 in the U.S., with more than 110,000 new cases daily. Experts agree that even as the U.S. begins vaccinations, infections will continue to increase initially.

“One thing we’ve seen time and time again, indoor

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