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A Rural Health Center With a Pandemic Plan

Read the story in The Atlantic  here. Downtown Eastport, from above Courtesy of Don Dunbar The Rowland B. French Medical Center is the primary health-care facility for the residents of Eastport, Maine, a tiny Down East fishing town, population 1,400. Eastport was one of the first of some 50 towns that Jim and visited during our reporting across […]

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Books for This Moment

Read the story in The Atlantic here. Morning in Cleveland, Ohio, where Belt Publishing is based Henryck Sadura via Shutterstock The past weeks have of course meant economic devastation for small and local businesses of all sorts, as discussed here in an item about Erie. The pressures on local bookstores and publishers, and local newspapers and other news […]

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A New Way for Californians to Serve

Read the story in The Atlantic  here. Josh Fryday announcing the Civic Action Fellowship in February of this year Courtesy of California Volunteers The coronavirus peril is global. Much of the response must, of course, be  international or national if it is to matter at all. In the United States, only the federal government can pump […]

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‘Years of Effort, Undone in Weeks’

Read the story in The Atlantic  here. Ember + Forge, a coffee shop that has become a center of downtown life in Erie, Pennsylvania, but whose revenue has virtually disappeared. Small businesses like this have led Erie’s downtown revival. A new study examines what it will take for them to survive. (Courtesy of Nick Warren and […]