Durga Puja Artisans See Bleak Prospects Amid Budget Cuts, Rising Raw Material Costs

Durga Puja Artisans See Bleak Prospects Amid Budget Cuts, Rising Raw Material Costs

The deft hands of 67-year-old artisan, Tapas Pal, move with ease as he molds the clay to give shape to divine forms at his workshop in Pandu area here but budget cuts, after two years of COVID-19 crisis, are leaving the idol-maker and his ilk dispirited. Pal is worried that this year, too, business may … Read more

Depoe Bay moves forward with emergency prep committee | News

Depoe Bay moves forward with emergency prep committee |  News

DEPOE BAY — The Depoe Bay City Council is moving forward with a plan to elevate its ad hoc emergency preparedness committee to a standing committee with appointed members and city resources, despite the misgivings of one member of council and members of the public. During the council’s regular meeting on Tuesday, it voted to … Read more

Middle Township moves to tax, inspects short-term rentals | Local News

Middle Township moves to tax, inspects short-term rentals |  Local News

MIDDLE TOWNSHIP — Members of the public did not oppose the township creating new requirements for short-term rentals, exactly. But several had questions at the public hearing Monday on an ordinance setting a tax on rental units using Airbnb, VRBO and other online platforms. The Township Committee unanimously approved the change when it came time … Read more