• Boston Olympic Bid Brings Fear of Eminent Domain Use

    by RICHARD WEIR January 2015

    Should Boston ultimately be tapped to host the 2024 Summer Games, the use of eminent domain will be a tempting option to help clear prized land for Olympic venues, but deploying it, warns a legal expert, could cause disastrous ripple effects with lasting economic harm.

  • Maine Winter Sports Center Seeks $20M Endowment

    by Aislinn Sarnacki BDN Staff January 2015

    The Maine Winter Sports Center, in response to losing its chief source of funding last winter, has announced it is redefining its mission and launching a $20 million endowment campaign to support its programs well into the future.

  • City's Recreation Revenues Increase 16.5 Percent Over '13

    by Aleese Kopf Daily News Staff Writer January 2015

    Palm Beach's recreation department had another lucrative year in 2014, with record earnings at the Par 3 Golf Course and Town Docks.

  • New Heading Rules for Youth Soccer Are No-Brainer

    by Geoff Calkins January 2015

    She started playing competitive soccer in first grade. A year later, she had her first concussion. "I was 7 years old," says Gracie Hussey, now 15 and a freshman at Hutchison. "I was playing up in age, with my sister. I remember going in for a header and a girl elbowed my head because I was so much shorter than her." Hussey finished the game because that's how she was wired. Her head hurt, sure, but nothing a little ice couldn't fix.

  • Rec Director Adds Snack Shack Rebuild to To-Do List

    by MATTHEW DAIGLE, Staff Writer January 2015

    When Wayne Sevigny, director of the River Valley Recreation Center, got a phone call on July 23 telling him that the snack shack at the Mexico Recreation Park had burned down, he said he didn't react in shock or anger.

  • Without Fields Deal, Youth Soccer for 3,000 in Jeopardy

    by Suzanne Hurt, staff writer, The Orange County Register December 2014

    Soccer officials fear that up to 3,000 youths may be without a place to play in three years as the city wrestles with whether to develop their home fields.

  • City's Public Golf Courses Draw Private Interest

    by Jay Rey, News Staff Reporter December 2014

    As many as a dozen companies have expressed interest in managing and operating the three municipal golf courses in Amherst. The town met with potential contractors last week to show off the facilities and answer questions before the Jan. 16 deadline for proposals.

  • Mental Maturity, Not Weight, Key to Peewee Football Risk

    by Scott Clair Daily News Correspondent 239-435-3435 December 2014

    With the Football University Youth National Tournament set to begin in Naples on Friday, one thing will be apparent: the size of the players has grown as much as the sport itself.

  • Columnist: Little Leaguers Experiencing Ugly Side of Fame

    by MARY MITCHELL December 2014

    Headlines that once declared the talented boys of Jackie Robinson West "champs," were calling them "cheats."

  • Little League Review: No Violation of Residency Rules

    by Michelle Manchir. Tribune reporter December 2014

    Little League International said Tuesday it has found no merit in complaints by an Evergreen Park athletic organization that Jackie Robinson West skirted residency rules in building its national championship team.