After celebrating Memorial Day openings, Florida cities closing beaches for July 4
After celebrating Memorial Day openings, Florida cities closing beaches for July 4

After celebrating Memorial Day openings, Florida cities closing beaches for July 4

  (The Center Square) – As Memorial Day neared, Florida cities were issuing celebratory announcements that local beaches would open for the traditional first weekend of summer. Five weeks later, as Fourth of July weekend approaches, some of those same…

Northam: Virginia Beach beaches can open for Memorial Day weekend
Northam: Virginia Beach beaches can open for Memorial Day weekend

Northam: Virginia Beach beaches can open for Memorial Day weekend

(The Center Square) – Beaches in Virginia Beach will reopen at a limited capacity for Memorial Day weekend, but will be shut down again if people are not following strict regulations, Gov. Ralph Northam said Monday. These beaches, along with…

Maine hospitality sector strategizing on plan to welcome back visitors
Maine hospitality sector strategizing on plan to welcome back visitors

Maine hospitality sector strategizing on plan to welcome back visitors

(The Center Square) – With the summer tourism season approaching, the Maine hospitality industry is working on a detailed plan for a phased reopening. Like past years, visitors will be drawn to the state’s wide-open spaces and coastline, but there will…

Oceanfront landowners say Florida county’s beach ban violates property rights

(The Center Square) – Oceanfront landowners are demanding a federal judge block a Walton County ordinance that made all beaches off-limits, claiming the restriction does not legally apply to private property. Arguing they are being prevented from using their backyards,…

Barrier islands are natural coast guards that absorb impacts from hurricanes and storms
Barrier islands are natural coast guards that absorb impacts from hurricanes and storms

Barrier islands are natural coast guards that absorb impacts from hurricanes and storms

When storms like Hurricane Michael make landfall, the first things they hit often are barrier islands – thin ribbons of sand that line the U.S. Atlantic and Gulf coasts. It’s hard to imagine how these narrow strips can withstand such…

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