Danvers Indoor Sports offers COVID-friendly programming


Danvers Indoor Sports pivots to meet needs of families during pandemic

Madison Schulman
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DANVERS — As young students continue to lose crucial active play time due to online learning restrictions, Danvers Indoor Sports has made it a priority to bring sports programming to children in the area. 

Danvers Indoor Sports, a multi-sport complex focusing on training children of all ages, has created COVID-19 friendly activities in which students can participate. 

As older children tend to have programs such as soccer lined up for them after school, there is a lack of safe activities for ages 2 to 12.

To combat this need and to bring social interaction for students learning online, the facility is hosting ‘DIScover P.E.’ blocks for ages 6 to 12, which run after school Monday through Friday for up to three hours.

Sandy Mahoney, facility coordinator at Danvers Indoor Sports, said this new program is

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Telstra and Optus want mobile blackspot program to consider indoor coverage

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Australia’s two largest mobile network operators want the Australian government to take into account in-building mobile coverage when selecting sites for future rounds of the mobile blackspot program (MBSP).

The Commonwealth is currently consulting on the design of round 5A of the program, having released submissions and a set of draft guidelines on Wednesday, to which interested parties have 14 days to respond.

In its submission, Optus said an issue with the program is that coverage is compared to public maps from telcos, which are measured when a device is outdoors or has an external antenna. Offering an alternative in its submission, the telco suggested a new measurement at -90dBm be used instead.

“[Public coverage maps] should not be used as a means of assessment, since we note that overwhelming feedback during varying Regional Telecommunications Reviews clearly shows a desire for enhanced in-building and in-vehicle (including in-paddock)

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Hampton OKs business owner to set up indoor shooting range in a trailer

For years, Hampton has wanted to relocate a noisy outdoor shooting range near Rip Rap Road in the otherwise sleepy Old Northampton section.

It was costly and finding the right location without having the same issue was a challenge.

The owner of the “war-games” simulation company Threat Tec at 34 Research Drive in the Langley Business Park sought to expand the business by adding an indoor shooting range.

It seemed like a match made in the heavens.

Last year, the Hampton City Council give its blessing to rezone the area to make way for a new venue, called GunSmoke, on a 10.5-acre parcel on Magruder Boulevard, adjacent to the existing property.

But last month during a Sept. 23 public hearing, the Hampton City Council unanimously OK’d a use permit for owner Jim Crawford to set up an indoor shooting range inside a trailer, instead.

“That has been a concern to

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