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Valley News – Thetford softball competition raises money to buy food rack

THETFORD – After a long day of softball at Thetford Academy, Joe Deffner presented his celebratory championship racket to his longtime friend, Charlie Buttrey, although not without a painful admission. “It hurts,” Devner said. Deffner and Buttrey were the co-coordinators of the second annual Thetford Charity Softball Tournament on Saturday, where team admission fees and …

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Food truck operators hope to have big business in Bridgeport’s Seaside Park

BRIDGEPORT – After being laid off from his job during the coronavirus pandemic at an area printing company, Lloyd Hopton Reed decided to get more serious about using his culinary skills to make a living. “I’ve been cooking since I was little,” said Reed, born and raised in Jamaica, whose family moved to Bridgeport in …

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Study: State employers fail to keep food and workers safe from COVID | Business

Although farm and food production workers have been considered essential workers during the pandemic, many California employers are putting these workers at risk, violating Cal/OSHA COVID-19 guidelines more than most industries, according to a new report. The California Institute of Rural Studies report said employers on farms and food production routinely failed to provide workers …

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Summit County renews its business, tells its stories, and spreads love through food

Sam Pines interacts with customers at Dillon Farmers Market on Friday, July 1, 2022. Sam Pines started his business, Pines’ Nut Butter, in January 2020. Eileen Collins / Image Courtesy pine butter Sam Pines said his company’s logo, Pines Nut Butter, is completely encased in the peace “i” on all of his products. The motto …

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Study: California farm and food workers faced health risks during pandemic

Farm workers wearing face masks harvest vegetables near Salinas during the pandemic. Photo by Chris Stone Although farm and food production workers have been considered essential workers during the pandemic, many California employers are putting these workers at risk, violating Cal/OSHA COVID-19 guidelines more than most industries, according to a new report. The California Institute …

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Weekly review: Food banks are serving up more, fireworks are causing fires, employees are resigning and more | local news

Food banks see increased demand amid inflation Food banks in the Killeen area have reported a significant increase in services after the pandemic, but food demand has only increased with soaring inflation, record gas prices and recent supply chain issues. The Killeen Center for Nutritional Care reported that it served 8,830 people in June — …

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Readers write: patriotism, homelessness, food inflation, chaos, wolves

Editor’s Note: Star Tribune Opinion Publishing Letters From readers online and in print every day. To contribute, click over here. ••• A variety of pros and cons can be addressed in response to “Timothy Taylor’s 76 Theses on American Patriotism” (July 3). Having barely survived an attack on democracy initiated by the kakistocracy and Trump …

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