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Marine Corps considers closing Parris Island training station

If Parris Island closes, South Carolina could lose hundreds of millions of dollars, official says.

COLUMBIA, S.C. — Parris Island in Beaufort County is home to the Marine Corps’ recruit depot for the East Coast. It’s been accepting recruits since 1915.

According to reports from Military.com, the Marines are considering closing both Parris Island and their West Coast training facility in San Diego to combine them into a new location.

The report says both locations will soon be required to accommodate coed training but would need renovations to do so. The Marines say it might be more cost efficient to shut down and build a new boot camp somewhere else.

But South Carolina Governor Henry McMaster isn’t so fond of the idea. The Governor’s spokesperson Brian Symmes tells News19, “Parris Island’s historic and economic significance is woven into the very fabric of our state and the Lowcountry. Simply put, there

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Brisk business: City of Edmonton considers extending temporary patio season

Traditional patio weather is coming to an end, but as the COVID-19 pandemic continues, Edmonton bar and restaurant owners are hoping to serve customers outdoors all winter.

Earlier this year, the City of Edmonton relaxed rules for temporary patios, allowing restaurants and breweries to expand onto sidewalks and streets without paying a fee or obtaining a development permit.

Temporary patios introduced under these rules are permitted until Dec. 31, but some business owners say if given the opportunity they would keep them open through the winter.

“We’re planning on extending it until as long as we can in the winter,” said Kyla Kazeil, co-owner of The Common.

The gastropub took advantage of the city’s relaxed rules this summer by extending its patio onto the sidewalk of 109th Street. The patio is winterized, with seven heaters.

“There’s interest and appetite to explore this,” said Nick Lilley, interim executive director of the

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Blue Origin considers entering commercial space station business

WASHINGTON — Commercial spaceflight company Blue Origin is considering development of commercial space stations, with NASA as a potential early customer.

Blue Origin posted a job opening Sept. 18 for am “Orbital Habitat Formulation Lead” at its headquarters in the Seattle suburb of Kent, Washington. That individual will be charged with leading the company’s development of commercial space stations in low Earth orbit as a new product line.

“To develop Blue Origin’s vision of millions of people living and working in space, humanity will require places for them to live and work: space destination systems in which value-creating economic activity can occur,” the company states in the job description. “LEO (low Earth orbit) habitable stations, learning from but going beyond the ISS (International Space Station), are a first step.”

The job entails leading technical and business aspects of commercial space station development, including identifying customers and partners. It would also

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Sacred Heart considers suspending in-person classes as COVID cases climb

FAIRFIELD — Sacred Heart University officials indicated the school could suspend in-person classes if the rate of new coronavirus infections continues to climb.

a group of people standing on a sidewalk: Freshmen arrive on the campus of Sacred Heart University, in Fairfield, Conn. Aug. 25, 2020.

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Freshmen arrive on the campus of Sacred Heart University, in Fairfield, Conn. Aug. 25, 2020.

“The numbers speak for themselves,” President John Petillo said in a video message to the university community Monday.

Petillo said the school could not continue to operate “business as usual,” noting some students have opted to learn remotely, while some parents are calling for the university to suspend in-person classes.

Data from the university’s public dashboard Tuesday afternoon showed 15 new cases of COVID-19 reported in the last 24 hours.

The university reported 114 active cases as of Monday, the most recent testing data available. Of those, 92 are among students living off campus, 22 are among students living on campus.

Petillo said the school has

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