Consumers still want to get outdoors as temperatures plunge

Consumers still want to get outdoors as temperatures plunge

PORTLAND, Maine – Over the summer, people looking to get out of the house snapped up boats, bicycles and patio furniture, figuring they were safer socializing and being active outdoors than inside. Now that temperatures are dropping, they’re buying snowshoes, skis, boots and winter coats, boosting the beleaguered…
Surging virus, plummeting temperatures challenge shelters

Surging virus, plummeting temperatures challenge shelters

PORTLAND, Ore. – After three years on the streets, Tiecha Vannoy and her boyfriend Chris Foss plan to weather the pandemic this winter in a small white “pod” with electricity, heat and enough room for two. Portland this month assembled neat rows of the shelters, which resemble garden…