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TROY, N.Y. (NEWS10) — As patrons venture out for Troy Restaurant Week, businesses are asking customers to be a little patient as staff continue to deal with some of the impacts of the pandemic including a truck driver shortage.

“I just went to the grocery store to pick up some product because our driver was delayed by a day,” said Slidin’ Dirty Owner Tim Taney.

Before they even open up on Wednesday, Taney had to make a stop at the grocery store because his delivery was late twice this week.

Throughout the pandemic, Taney said delays in food drop offs have become frequent.

“It has a pretty big impact on us. And I know that our distributors are really seeing a shortage with drivers. And they’re also seeing issues with the manufacturers. So, it’s really just a chain reaction,” Taney said.  

As Troy Restaurant Week gets into high gear, owners like Taney and Executive Director of Troy’s Downtown Business Improvement District Geoff Brault are asking patrons for a little patience.

“Service businesses, they make up the fabric of downtown Troy. They literally give flavor to the downtown,” Brault said.  

Brault said the struggles of the pandemic aren’t over for restaurants. He said the businesses are still in need of support.  

“Right now is the most important time to support the vital businesses in downtown troy,” Brault said.  

While restaurants work through their challenges, Taney said that won’t stop them from putting on a great restaurant week for customers.  

“I think everyone in Troy taking part in this restaurant week is going to have something worth coming out for,” Taney said.

Restaurant week runs from Monday September 13 to Sunday September 19. A list of participating restaurants can be found here.

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Michelle Wu, Annissa Essaibi-George ready for general election battle

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Despite the smiles and big hug that Michelle Wu and Annissa Essaibi-George shared Wednesday in the city council chambers after their success in the mayoral preliminary, both have wasted no time in staking out their theses for why they’re the better choice to become Boston’s next mayor.

Wu and Essaibi-George made history on Tuesday night as voters advanced the two female at-large city councilors to the Nov. 2 general election.

It took until around 10 a.m. Wednesday for the city to post the results of all 255 precincts, but — despite brief kerfuffles among internet dwellers watching candidates’ names shuffle around as different parts of the city registered their votes — the final tally settled on what the campaigns’ organizations all knew just a few hours after polls closed last night.

Wu led the pack with 33.4%, followed by Essaibi-George’s 22.5% out of 107,592 votes counted. City Councilor Andrea Campbell was third with 19.7%, just ahead of Acting Mayor Kim Janey’s 19.5%. Former city economic development director John Barros drew 3.2% of the vote.

Asked why the count took so long, the city said, “Due to ballots received on Election Day via U.S. mail and ballot drop boxes, the Election Department had to cross-check those ballots with precinct voter lists from each polling location to ensure voters did not vote twice.”

Wu and Essaibi-George will face off in the Nov. 2 general, and the winner will be the first woman and the first person of color to be elected mayor of Boston.

The pair of veteran city councilors gave each other a hug right before Wednesday’s council meeting in front of snapping cameras. They exchanged some kind words, and complimented each other’s smarts and work ethic to reporters. But this race isn’t going to be all smiles.

As the progressive Wu declared victory on Tuesday night, she took aim at “status quo” policies. She repeated those themes in a press conference outside City Hall on Wednesday morning, that while some have thought her ideas too “pie in the sky,” she “knocked those down one by one.”

Essaibi-George, speaking to cheering supporters around midnight, went after a couple of Wu’s big-picture goals, saying that the mayor isn’t about to make the MBTA free or implement rent control.

Essaibi-George, a relative moderate and ally of former Mayor Martin Walsh, said, “Too often the conversation centers around those sorts of abstract ideas” rather than real-world solutions.

A big part of the new phase of the campaign is going to be appealing to Black voters. None of the three Black candidates in the mayor’s race — Campbell, Janey and Barros — advanced, to the disappointment of many.

Political strategist Jacquetta van Zandt said this means that the bulk of the Black vote is “up for grabs” — but that it shouldn’t be treated like a monolith, as Black voters of varying generations and different socioeconomic strata cast their ballots differently.

“Who now will be able to garner the coveted black vote?” becomes the big question, she said. “The message of ‘you are heard and you are seen and we are going to work together’ is how it will have to be.”

Eldin Villafane, a Boston-based political communications consultant, said the candidates will pivot to trying to pitch voters of color why their plan will be the ones that help them.

He also added that, across the board, people vote for people they feel they can trust with power — “Who’s going to be our city boss, and who’s going to have a firm grip on the city amidst a lot of change.”

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Just when it seemed like the food hall concept was played out, like this market couldn’t possibly take another — and also still in the midst of a pandemic — The Market at Malcolm Yards opened.

But I’m here to tell you that the shiny new facility, built within the ruins of the historic Harris Machinery Co., is an absolute game-changer. The variety and quality of vendors is unmatched and there’s tons of seating, indoors and out. There are proper cocktails — some matched to the flavors of individual vendors — or a beer and wine wall for easy self-service. On top of that, the atmosphere is really, really cool.

Even payment here is slick and modern — you swipe a credit card and they give you a card to pay. You can use it at any vendor, and you get just one bill at the end. Brilliant.

If I were to complain about anything, it would be the temporary issue of unpaved parking lots, which turn into a muddy mess in the rain and are a little hard to navigate. But there’s more development going on in the area, and the permanent solution — likely a ramp — will take some time to figure out. Meanwhile, it’s always a good idea to hop on the light rail or hire a rideshare, especially if you’re going to be drinking.

Really, though, Malcolm Yards, which is smack dab on the border of Minneapolis and St. Paul, and just blocks from Surly Brewing and the new O’Shaughnessy Distilling, is the perfect place to meet a friend, or a group of them, and linger over some amazing food. Bring your friend with a special diet — there are tons of gluten-free, dairy-free and vegan options.

Because it’s only been open for about a month, Community Outreach and Events Manager Molly Hermann said events are just starting to get traction there, but the market has two spaces that can be rented for meetings, parties, weddings and more. Many meeting organizers are simply giving their guests cards to use at the market, so they can choose their own meals, but catering is also available.

The market will also host pre- and post-game celebrations for Gophers sports. Hermann said they’ll open a few hours early on game days and some vendors will offer brunch items. They’ll have beer in cans outside, too, for a tailgating feel.

Here’s my guide to the vendors in the market, with a short description and some recommended dishes from each. Honestly, every morsel of food I’ve eaten here has been good, and some of it downright spectacular.

Be warned, though, it’s not a secret. The place has been busy to packed every time I’ve visited. Lunch is a better option if you’re crowd-averse.

Abang Yoli

Korean Fried Chicken from Abang Yoli at The Market at Malcolm Yards. (Jess Fleming / Pioneer Press)

Chef Jamie Yoo is bringing flavors from his native Korea, melded with other Asian cuisine, to the market, but his professional cheffing background is mostly in French kitchens, including those of Gavin Kaysen. It’s great to see him proudly display his heritage here, with some of the best Korean fried chicken I’ve tried. I love that the chicken is served with the sauce on the side, so that the perfect crunch is not lost. The half-head of cauliflower, doused in a tasty chili crisp, is a worthy side or main if you’re meat-free.

Recommended dishes: Korean Fried Chicken ($12 for a two-piece); Cauliflower ($12 for a half head)

Advellum

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Benjamin Bacon from Advellum at The Market at Malcolm Yards. (Jess Fleming / Pioneer Press)

Although this is a “vegetable eatery,” chef Michael Shaughnessy wants you to know that eating vegetables is about way more than just salads. Indeed, I did not try a single salad off his menu, which also includes some meat, but I did have the best veggie burger I’ve ever eaten, some ridiculously good avocado toast, mung bean pancakes that made me sigh with happiness and a tomato burrata salad that let in-season heirloom tomatoes (there’s nothing better) sing. Shaughnessy’s chef credentials include executive chef runs at the fabulous Young Joni and California-cuisine darling Mill Valley Kitchen.

The Wild Boomer Burger, a mix of wild mushrooms, nutty wild rice and umami-rich miso, is crisped perfectly and served on a pillowy, sesame-seeded bun with a garlicky vegan aioli and pickled onions and chiles to wake everything up. They have a gluten-free bun available, too, and it’s quite good.

The Benjamin Bacon starts with those crispy, flavor-packed mung bean pancakes and ups the ante with some tender, perfectly rendered, maple-soy-glazed pork belly, a killer kimchi and a deeply savory, spicy gochujang aioli. Since it is plated in a set of three pancakes, it’s also highly shareable.

Recommended dishes: Wild Boomer Burger ($15); Benjamin Bacon ($15); Ave Avocado Toast ($13); Tommy Tomato ($12)

Bagu Sushi

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Tataki from Bagu Sushi at The Market at Malcolm Yards. (Jess Fleming / Pioneer Press)

I don’t consider myself much of an expert on sushi, but I do know that this long-standing sushi outfit (they have a standalone bricks-and-mortar in South Minneapolis) knows its stuff. Fresh fish awaits you in made-to-order rolls, sashimi and fresh-fish appetizers. If you haven’t had fresh wasabi, they offer it, and it’s worth ordering some sushi just to try the herbaceous root in its purest form.

Recommended dishes: Tataki ($13); any rolls with fresh wasabi, which is an extra $5

Bebe Zito

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The Burger from Bebe Zito at The Market at Malcolm Yards. (Jess Fleming / Pioneer Press)

One of the buzziest burgers in a burger-obsessed town and super-creative ice cream are the focus of this stand, which, predictably, always has a line.

Well-known pastry chef (and the opening ice cream chef at Milkjam) Ben Spangler and his now-wife, Gabriella Grant, started Bebe with a standalone spot in Uptown that quickly became known for its delicious, creative ice cream flavors and long lines, especially on the weekends when they serve the burger. Happily for us, the burger is available whenever Malcolm Yards is open.

The burger is of the smashed variety and its claim to fame is bacon in the grind, which gives it a slightly smoky flavor and very luscious texture. It’s good. Very good. Line worthy.

But the ice cream, with its impossibly creamy bases (please note they do have plenty of vegan versions as well) and bright, creative flavors like Vanilla MSG and Gochujang Brownie, is also stellar. Honestly, the Pistachio w/Almond, which sports pistachios imported from Italy and marzipan, might be my favorite of the genre, and I always try the pistachio ice cream.

Recommended dishes: Pistachio w/Almond ice cream ($4.95 for a scoop); Burger ($6.95)

Boxcar Bar

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The Argentine Sour from Boxcar Bar at The Market at Malcolm Yards. (Jess Fleming / Pioneer Press)

Bartending legend Nick Kosevich developed the cocktails here, and made one that matches the flavor profile of each vendor. I only got the chance to try a few, but as expected, they are top-notch. There are also more conventional drinks available — a friend who always craves bloody Marys ordered one and said it was great.

Recommended drinks: Argentine Sour (goes with Del Sur Empanadas; $12); Snap Pea Collins (goes with Advellum; $12)

Del Sur Empanadas

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A variety of empanadas from Del Sur Empanadas at The Market at Malcolm Yards. (Jess Fleming / Pioneer Press)

Long one of my favorite food trucks, Del Sur opened a bricks-and-mortar eatery in Minnetonka in 2018. It’s kind of a haul for even the best empanadas, so I couldn’t be more thrilled that they have a stall at Malcolm Yards. Flaky, golden crusts are filled with ingredients ranging from the expected (chorizo or sweet beef) to the unexpected (caprese or sweet corn). And every one I’ve tried has been great.

Recommended dishes: Any empanada, but especially the chorizo, sweet beef or mushroom), $3.75 apiece

Joey Meatballs

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Spaghetti and meatballs from Joey Meatballs in The Market at Malcolm Yards. (Jess Fleming / Pioneer Press)

Although you might be tempted to skip over this stall — build-your-own-pasta isn’t exactly groundbreaking stuff — I suggest you think again. The fresh, tender pasta is made in house, and the red sauce as bright and balanced as they come. Oh, and if you like meatballs, there’s a reason that word is in the name. They are huge, juicy and full of flavor. The portions here are generous, too.

Chef Joshua Hedquist has a great story, too. He fought his way from being a teen with a rap sheet to heading kitchens, and he believes in second chances so employs people, including felons, who need a second chance.

Recommended dishes: The Baller (spaghetti and two meatballs, $16.75)

Momo Dosa

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The Keema Dosa at Momo Dosa at The Market at Malcolm Yards. (Jess Fleming / Pioneer Press)

If you’ve never had momo or dosa, you are in for a treat. Momo are Nepalese dumplings, and you can get them here filled with everything from mutton to vegetables. They are served with two mild chutneys — a mint and a tomato — so you can choose your own adventure.

Dosa are thin crepe-like wraps made from fermented lentils and rice. The wrap itself, nutty, crisp and a little chewy at once, is the star of the show, but the fillings here are so good that I can’t pick a favorite — I’m going with two. If you like meat, the Keema Dosa, filled with ground meat, red onion, parsley, zucchini, cheese and spices, is fantastic, but if you’re a vegetable lover, I can’t recommend the Masala Dosa, stuffed with curried potatoes, enough.

Recommended dishes: Chicken Momo ($11); Keema Dosa ($13); Masala Dosa ($11)

Sunday at the Market

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Tamago egg salad sandwich from Sunday at the Market at The Market at Malcolm Yards. (Jess Fleming / Pioneer Press)

You might be tempted to overlook this oddball little stall, which serves charcuterie boards and Japanese-style sandwiches, but if you have never had Japanese egg salad, it’s definitely worth a try. The sandwiches are served on fluffy white bread with just enough green lettuce to give it visual appeal and a little crunch, and the egg salad itself is fluffy and creamy.

They also serve best-in-class Red Table meats and Alemar cheeses.

Recommended dishes: Tamago egg salad sandwich ($6.50)

Wrecktangle Pizza

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The Shredder from Wrecktangle Pizza at The Market at Malcolm Yards (Jess Fleming / Pioneer Press)

Detroit-style pizza is trending, and Wrecktangle makes some of the best in the metro.

Deep-dish crust, crispy cheese on the edges and fresh, creative toppings combine to make a craveable pie. There’s everything from a breakfast pizza to one with blue cheese alfredo and spicy chicken to classics like pepperoni and sausage. I’m personally more of a classic gal, but I do like spicy. The Shredder, with pepperoni, pickled jalapenos and whipped honey infused with Cry Baby Craig’s hot sauce, is exactly my jam.

Recommended dishes: The Shredder ($20 for an 8 x 10 pizza, which is six slices)

The Market at Malcolm Yards

  • Where: 501 30th Ave. S.E., Minneapolis
  • Contact: malcolmyards.market
  • Prices: Most items $20 or below. Varies by vendor.
  • Good to know: Ample on-site parking, but also on light-rail line. Vegan, gluten-free and dairy-free options aplenty.
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COHOES, N.Y. (NEWS10) – On September 21, National Grid will be adjusting the voltage on transformers on both sides of Columbia Street, and Chestnut Street to Sunset Court, on Tuesday.

Residents in the area will be without power during the work period beginning at 8 a.m. until 12 p.m.

Traffic signals at the intersection of Columbia St. & Simmons Ave and Columbia St. & Masten Ave. will be without power during the work period.

Traffic control flaggers will be in place, National Grid said, to use alternate routes when possible with caution when traveling in the area, as delays are expected.

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Red Sox take big series win over Mariners, head home in ideal positioning for playoff chase

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With two weeks left in the heat of a playoff chase, every game certainly matters for the Red Sox. But there was something about how they finished this difficult road trip that might go a long way into determining if they play deeper into October.

After a tough beginning to the trip, the Red Sox ended it on an emphatic high note. A night after winning in dramatic fashion, they took a close game that looked destined for more drama and turned it into a rout. The Red Sox scored six runs in the top of the 10th to break the tie and poured it on for a 9-4 victory over the Seattle Mariners and a critical series win.

With winnable games ahead of them, a handful of off days and Chris Sale coming back this weekend, the Red Sox are in a great position with 14 games to go. After going 3-3 in their six-game trip against the White Sox and Mariners, they sit tied atop the wild-card standings heading into a three-game set with the last-place Baltimore Orioles.

“It’s a happy flight,” manager Alex Cora said. “Like I said before, not too many people thought the last homestand of the season was going to mean something. Now it means a lot. Hopefully it’s going to be fun Friday and the rest of the week and we can take care of business.”

The game was tied at 3 from the third inning on until the Sox broke it open in extras. The Red Sox had recorded just one hit — Jose Iglesias’ seventh-inning infield single — in six innings before the 10th, when they figured it out against the Mariners’ bullpen as singles from Alex Verdugo, Xander Bogaerts and J.D. Martinez gave them a 5-3 lead.

Then, a familiar face was again at the center of clinching a Red Sox victory. Kyle Schwarber, a night after his three-run double sent them to a huge win, came up again Wednesday in a huge spot with one out and the bases loaded. He worked the count full before rifling a two-run single to right, which gave the Sox more than enough breathing room.

Two batters later, Christian Vazquez lofted a two-run double down the right-field line to put the icing on the cake before Martin Perez completed another big performance from the Red Sox’ bullpen to cap the win and their first series victory in Seattle since 2013.

“Hopefully this is the beginning of something great for us and we can get hot swinging the bats,” Cora said.

The Red Sox had an early 3-0 lead after Hunter Renfroe’s first-inning homer and a two-run second that included doubles from Bobby Dalbec and Iglesias. But the Mariners got it all back in the third. Renfroe was charged with his 13th error of the season on a throw to third that squirted by Rafael Devers to allow a run to score before Kyle Seager’s two-run, game-tying double.

Tanner Houck settled down to strike out the side in the fourth, but only lasted 4 1/3 innings as Cora pulled him before he could face the Mariners lineup a third time. The bullpen, though, had his back, tossing 5 2/3 innings and not allowing a run until it didn’t matter in the 10th.

“I have applauded our bullpen all year,” Houck said. “They have stepped up. They’ve done an incredible role. They are a significant part of this team and they’ve stepped up to every occasion that we’ve called upon them.”

With an eight-game homestand that includes three off days ahead of them, the Red Sox like where they’re at. Eleven of their final 14 games are against teams with a sub-.500 record, and they’ve lined it up to have Sale and Nathan Eovaldi pitch in as many games as they can. And they’re feeling good about themselves after splitting a six-game trip against two playoff-caliber teams.

“I think that gives us momentum,” Adam Ottavino said. “We’re going to have three series at home, a place we expect to win. We’re going to need to win a lot of those games, so hopefully the fans really bring it and we can bring it on the field.”

Cora similarly hopes they can ride this momentum back to Boston for a big final two weeks of the season.

“I think playing meaningful games at home, it means a lot,” Cora said. “I know last year was a tough one for the organization and for the fans. Obviously coming into the season, nobody expected this homestand to mean something for the playoff hunt. So we’re in this position. Like I said, Friday should be Chris (Sale), Friday night at Fenway, I’ve been saying all along. Hopefully it’s loud and it’s intense.

“We’ve got plenty of games at home, and we’re really good at home. We took care of business here. Just enjoy the families. Hopefully nothing happens off the field as far as like COVID and all that, and we’re ready to go on Friday.”

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(WWLP) — The Department of Agriculture is asking residents in New England and beyond to kill one specific bug on sight.

That bug is the spotted lanternfly. It’s a colorful, polka-dotted moth that is completely harmless to humans, but it leaves a secretion that is extremely deadly to trees and other plants. Now, it’s been less than 10 years since the lanternfly was first spotted near Pennsylvania, but since then, it has spread all across the northeast.

It’s one bug the USDA doesn’t want you to feel bad about killing.

Full-sized spotted lanternflies are large, gray bugs, about one inch long, with black spots and red underwings. Nymphs of the insect look black with white dots and older nymphs are red with black and white spots.

Where to spot a spotted lanternfly

Nymphs of SLF, from left to right, youngest to oldest (photo credit: Teá Kesting-Handly)

The bug can be found congregating on sides of buildings, in or on vehicles, or on plants they prefer to attack, including tree of heaven, grape, and walnut. They may attach themselves to goods being transported into the state from the following states:

  • Connecticut
  • Delaware
  • Indiana
  • Maryland
  • New Jersey
  • New York
  • Ohio
  • Pennsylvania
  • Virginia
  • West Virginia

What to do if you find a spotted lanternfly

If you happen to come across a spotted lanternfly, New York’s Department of Environmental Conservation and the Massachusetts Department of Agricultural Resources both encourage taking a photo or collecting the specimen and reporting it online. Search the area for both adult insects as well.

Massachusetts has identified the insect in the state several times in the last few years but no evidence shows that they have become established in the state.

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Dear Amy: I am in a relationship with a man my age. We share many interests and values. The problem, I believe, is his lack of respect for me.

I want to be communicated with in a way that shows love and kindness.

He says he respects me, but his behavior does not demonstrate it. He yells, is critical, and is very impatient with me.

I’m confused. He says he wants to be in this relationship (we’ve lived together for over a year), but acts poorly, and while I am not perfect and do often yell back (and feel terrible about it), I also believe I am protecting myself, albeit not in the best way.

If you know anything about battered wife syndrome, do you think that I have it?

Is it me, or is he an abuser?

— Oregon Woman

Dear Oregon: Battered wife syndrome is classified as a serious condition triggered by psychological and/or physical intimate partner violence.

Based on what you say, you are in an unfulfilling and chronically upsetting intimate relationship with someone who treats you badly and who — according to you — compels you to defend/retaliate, followed by periods of you feeling “terrible” about your own behavior.

The way I see it, part of the time you are being treated badly, and part of the time you are treating yourself badly.

That’s a lot. It is also a symptom of abuse.

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The two largest teachers unions are blasting Gov. Charlie Baker over the state’s lack of a uniform vaccine policy at schools, saying he is “abdicating his responsibility” by leaving students and teachers unprotected against coronavirus variants.

“A statewide mandate requiring educators to be vaccinated, in accordance with what President Biden is calling for, would best protect our communities – including communities of color, which have been hit the hardest by the pandemic,” Massachusetts Teachers Association President Merrie Najimy said in a statement.

She added: “Given the surging rates of infection from coronavirus variants, Governor Charlie Baker is abdicating his responsibility by not leading a coordinated statewide strategy to address this crucial public health initiative.”

The Republican governor has defiantly signaled there would be no statewide COVID vaccine mandate for Massachusetts educators, despite a call to action from President Biden for governors to do so last week. Instead, Baker has placed the decision on the backs of cities and towns.

During a meeting with reporters on Monday, Baker said cities and towns “are the primary employer and primary owner of the conditions of work with municipal employees,” which includes teachers.

“The accountability, authority and responsibility rests with the municipal governments and they therefore need to figure that one out,” Baker said in response to a Herald reporter’s question.

It’s led to a patchwork of municipal vaccine mandates, most notably in Boston. Beginning Monday, all municipal employees — including teachers — must provide proof of vaccination or submit to weekly COVID-19 testing, per the policy the local teachers union signed Sept. 9.

Several other districts, including Brookline, Amherst-Pelham, Berkshire Hills, Holliston and others have also imposed or are considering similar mandates, according to reports.

“Educators and our students cross town lines every day, and the virus isn’t contained by municipal boundaries,” American Federation of Teachers Massachusetts President Beth Kontos said. “Public health decisions during a deadly pandemic are too important to be left to politicized local decision-making. On masking, testing and vaccination policy, we need statewide leadership guided by public health experts.”

It’s a decision, however, Geoff Beckwith of the Massachusetts Municipal Association supports.

“We appreciate very much the approach Gov. Baker has taken,” he said. “Gov. Baker defers to municipal leaders and government about what works best for them.”

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Human freedom has many threats, as we are reminded of today of all days.

The struggle for freedom is never finished. It is iterative and incremental. Where freedom is won, it can be lost again.

We think of this now not only in memory of the terrorist attacks on Sept. 11 that were aimed at American democracy and individual determinism but in the broader context of today’s global human struggle for freedom.

The morning of Sept. 11, many of us believed with good reason that the tide was with us and that Western democracy, with its protection of innate human rights, was ascendant. We hoped the war of ideas was won and that broadening freedom and respect for human dignity were its prize.

Today, surveying the world around us, there is much to worry about. And among the first worries we register now is a regressing China.

Twenty years ago, we had reason to believe that China would join the world of free nations by expanding human rights and democratic self-determination as economic freedom and personal prosperity began to bloom. China officially joined the World Trade Organization on Dec. 11, 2001, after enduring the Asian Financial Crisis of the late 1990s, preceded by decades of struggle and desperation under Mao’s despotically insane economic and social policies.

A series of reform-minded leaders advanced China with actual great leaps forward, creating an economy that could not only feed but actually enrich its people. Those people, we expected, would seek and win political freedom to match their newfound economic self-determinism.

We were only half right. While the Chinese people have sought greater freedom, the Chinese Communist Party has retrenched in its devotion to oppression in the name of self-preservation.

In the person of Chinese President Xi Jinping, the CCP is grossly expanding its authoritarian control over the lives of the Chinese people. And its expansionist vision on the foreign stage should be a cause for grave concern.

The list of crackdowns and violations of human rights are too numerous to detail here. We note as among the worst offenses the elimination of a free and democratic government and press in Hong Kong and the ongoing oppression and even elimination of Uyghur people in Xinjiang province. But, as The Washington Post pointed out in a recent article, Xi’s policies are diminishing freedom in just about every area of Chinese life.

The Chinese Communist Party cherishes a vision of cradle-to-grave control of human life, with the ancillary belief that this can occur in an economically prosperous society. Just follow the rules and nobody gets hurt, it suggests. The vision is as fundamentally misguided about human nature as Mao’s grotesque Great Leap Forward programs. But it may be more sustainable in the short run as a way of doing business. And, given China’s current economic might and influence in the developing world, it could be expanded either by force or coercion.

It is popular now to suggest that America is damaged goods, that our role on the world stage is so diminished we are no longer an effective advocate of freedom. After the shameful retreat from Afghanistan, there is, sadly, some truth to this. And to no one is that sweeter than Xi Jinping.

That is why it is crucial for every American, and especially for the American president, to remember that America’s central idea — its reason for being — is the elevation of human freedom and of the God-given rights that codify that freedom. We need a clear foreign policy that acknowledges China as it is, not for what we wish it to be.

It matters for us, and it matters for the world.

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LOS ANGELES (KTLA) — An election worker was relieved of his post at a West Hollywood voting center on Tuesday after he repeatedly wore political attire in support of former President Donald Trump at the polling location, county officials said.

Los Angeles County election officials addressed the incident in a tweet after someone had shared a photo of the poll worker at a voting center located at Plummer Park on Tuesday morning.

The photo shows the worker wearing a “Where’s Hunter?” T-shirt and baseball cap bearing the “Trump 2020” logo, along with a coronavirus face mask that appears to say “Trump Train.”

“Isn’t this s*** illegal?” the tweet said.

“The election worker was contacted and advised that the attire was inappropriate and unacceptable,” the L.A. County Registrar-Recorder/County Clerk tweeted in response to the photo. “Based on his response and reports that other workers had previously counseled him on this, he was released and is no longer working at the vote center.”

Mike Sanchez, a spokesperson for the Registrar-Recorder’s office, said the poll worker was initially warned against wearing political attire to the voting center on Monday, when he showed up to work wearing Trump campaign regalia.

Sanchez said the clerk’s office and the supervisor at the West Hollywood polling place instructed the poll worker not to wear political attire, but the man came back Tuesday morning wearing Trump apparel.

“He was counseled and told not to wear anything political, but he still came wearing it,” Sanchez said. “Because of his response and not complying with the rules, he was released.”

California election laws prohibit what’s known as “electioneering” within 100 feet of an entrance to a polling place. That includes displaying a candidate’s name, likeness or logo, or specific references to ballot measures by number, title, subject or logo. It also includes no audible broadcasting of information about candidates or measures.

It’s unclear whether the law applies to clothing donning the “Trump 2020” logo given that Donald Trump is not a candidate in the California recall election.

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