after installing Local, initial set up, viewed local website version, shutdown of local site… cannot access public site. Host.cx shows website still active and available on server. Host server still up. Cleared safari cache. Cleared Chrome cache. no luck.
I am having the same issues - but the local site is not visible not just safari, but calendar and mail.
Did you use the same domain name in local as the live site?
For example majorlp.com instead of majorlp.dev
If so, you probably have a host file record for the local version of the site that’s telling your system to look for the site locally rather than the web.
Here is an article that explains editing your host file - https://www.howtogeek.com/howto/27350/beginner-geek-how-to-edit-your-hosts-file/