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ET Football: ICYMI: Roughnecks start strong after delay | ETVarsity

■ Editor’s note: This is the fourth installment in a season-long series on key games and happenings around East Texas Friday night football. This week, we take a look at White Oak’s win over New Diana — the first game of the season for the Roughnecks after missing the first three weeks due to COVID-19.

For the White Oak Roughnecks, it was worth the wait.

Coming off an 0-10 season and anxious to get back on the field to erase the memory of an ugly 2019 campaign, the Roughnecks were forced to sit idle for three weeks due to COVID-19.

When they did hit the field, coach Kris Iske’s squad took care of business on the road.

“As a coaching staff, we’re very pleased with the way we played,” said iske, who started his seventh season as head coach of the Roughnecks. “The kids have been working hard since the

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NYC School Delay Sows Doubt on Mayor’s Bid for In-Person Classes

(Bloomberg) — Mayor Bill de Blasio’s decision Thursday to further delay in-person learning raised questions about whether New York will join other large school districts in reverting to all-remote learning, for at least the start of the year.

Four days before New York City schools were to reopen for in-person instruction, the mayor delayed classes for elementary schoolers until Sept. 29 and for middle- and high-school students until Oct. 1. Learning will begin remotely Sept. 21 for all but pre-kindergarten pupils and those with severe developmental disabilities.

“We’re giving schools more staff, more time and more support,” Education Chancellor Richard Carranza said at a press briefing Thursday.

New York, which has the largest school system in the U.S., is one of the few cities to plan in-person learning this month. The postponement was met with dismay by parents who have been cooped up in apartments for months and are now

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Selby Gardens opponents ask Sarasota to delay master plan hearings

Timothy Fanning
| Sarasota Herald-Tribune

SARASOTA — A green wave of Marie Selby Botanical Gardens supporters met a yellow wall of Sarasota neighborhood opposition at City Hall last year. 

The colorful T-shirts showed how divided the standing-room only crowd was over city approval of a proposed zoning change and master site plan for Selby that included a five-story parking garage with a rooftop restaurant. 

The discussions lasted over 30 hours — with hundreds of people crowding into City Hall to give testimony over a marathon of public meetings. 

Now, during a global pandemic that has limited public gatherings because of health concerns, city leaders are pressing ahead with what Selby is calling its “compromise master plan,” a second attempt that is turning into another contentious battle over the future of the bayfront campus. 

Ahead of a virtual Planning Commission hearing on Sept. 22, Selby’s opponents have asked that the city

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