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Easton awards American Legion grant approval for renovation project |

EASTON — Blake-Blackston American Legion Post 77 will begin renovating and expanding its facility in Easton next year after it won town approval for a $250,000 state grant on Oct. 5.

The local veterans organization sought a recommendation from the town council for a Community Legacy Program grant from the Maryland Department of Housing and Community Development. With the blessing, Post 77 is one step closer to securing the rest of the funds needed for the renovation project.

Councilman Elmer Davis voiced strong approval for the project.

“My father died in Vietnam,” he said. “I’m just so glad that you’re committed to enhancing the quality of life in the community. I support you 110%.”

Walter Black, the judge advocate and fundraising committee chairman for the post, said the building at 102 Glenwood Avenue was “built in 1900” and is outdated, but it’s still an important center in the community.

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COVID rapid at-home antigen testing may get FDA approval

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COVID-19 widespread testing is crucial to fighting the pandemic, but is there enough testing? The answer is in the positivity rates.

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Even as advocates cite bureaucratic red tape blocking fast and cheap home coronavirus tests, the federal government’s regulatory agency overseeing testing says it will be flexible and encourage developers to seek approval.

The Food and Drug Administration issued a document on July 29 calling for home tests to correctly identify the virus at least 90% of the time. But a high-ranking FDA official overseeing testing told USA TODAY the agency will consider tests with lower sensitivity. 

Jeffrey Shuren, director of the FDA’s Center for Devices and Radiological Health, said the agency’s recommendations issued more than two months ago are “starting points.”  

“Our door has been open, and we’re very flexible because we’re trying to do all we can, at least from an FDA side, to have

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Lori Loughlin gets judge approval to serve 2-month prison term close to home in Victorville, Calif.

It’s a small victory for Lori Loughlin, who has gotten the OK from the judge in the college admissions scandal to serve her prison time at the facility of her choice.



Lori Loughlin et al. posing for the camera: A judge has OKed Lori Loughlin and Mossimo Giannulli's prison selections. (Photo: REUTERS/Josh Reynolds)


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A judge has OKed Lori Loughlin and Mossimo Giannulli’s prison selections. (Photo: REUTERS/Josh Reynolds)

The Fuller House actress, who pleaded guilty last month, has the green light from Judge Nathaniel M. Gorton to serve her two-month sentence at Federal Correctional Institution, Victorville in Calif., according to federal court documents filed on Sept. 9. It’s a medium-security federal correctional institution with an adjacent minimum-security satellite camp that houses about 300 women, about 100 miles northeast of her posh Bel-Air neighborhood in L.A.

The Bureau of Prisons has the ultimate say in where Loughlin ends up, however, but they will likely follow the judge’s recommendation. (A rep for the BOP has not yet responded to

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Cricketer Steve Smith request approval for luxury home renovations



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Former Australian cricket captain Steve Smith and his wife Dani Willis have lodged paperwork for extensive renovation to their recently purchased $6.6 million home in Sydney’s Vaucluse.

The athlete, 31, is seeking to completely remodel each level of his four bedroom and six-bathroom abode from the basement to the master suite.

A larger gym, a mammoth extension to the kitchen and a no-expense-spared living room for entertainment purposes is all part of Steve’s vision for his impressive new three-storey property, according to The Sunday Telegraph.



Steve Smith standing posing for the camera: Remodelling: Former Australian cricket captain Steve Smith and his wife Dani Willis have lodged paperwork for extensive renovation to their recently purchased $6.6 million home in Vaucluse


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Remodelling: Former Australian cricket captain Steve Smith and his wife Dani Willis have lodged paperwork for extensive renovation to their recently purchased $6.6 million home in Vaucluse

Plans for the renovation by Precision Planning has been lodged by Steve and Dani’s finance adviser Trent Tavoletti from Titan Finance.

As well as making the

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