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Boulder City will close city hall, other changes due to Nevada ‘pause’

BOULDER CITY (KTNV) — Starting Dec. 2 Boulder City offices will close to the public, in a similar manner as in March 2020.

RELATED: 3-week ‘pause’ restrictions in Nevada take effect Tuesday

The following changes will take place:

  • City Council, Committee, and Commission meetings will be live-streamed only (residents still have opportunities to provide input via email, online form, or call-in; see for details)
  • The public will still be able to use windows to conduct business and submit payments, permits, etc.
  • Residents can drop items off at the front door security desk of City Hall
  • Events with more than 50 participants must be canceled
  • For Parks and Recreation activities that are allowed, participants and observers would need to follow State directives regarding occupancy and wear a mask

“We continue to take action to protect our businesses and residents and follow the guidance of the State and Governor, who are

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  • November 25, 2020

Should N.J. casinos close as coronavirus cases spike? We asked 3 experts.

Since they were allowed to open July 2, Atlantic City’s casinos have been working hard to try to make up some of the millions in revenue they lost during the coronavirus shutdown. Another shutdown would put them even further behind and put thousands out of work again.

So far, Gov. Phil Murphy hasn’t given any sign he’s considering closing casinos again as the second wave of the coronavirus wallops New Jersey. The state reported 3,998 new coronavirus cases and 15 additional deaths Sunday, while hospitalizations rose for the 23rd consecutive day.

Asked last week about Philadelphia’s decision to close casinos, Murphy said Atlantic City casinos have been responsibly managing their gaming floors to mitigate the risk, though any indoor activity is not risk-free.

“There is not any evidence that there is either bad management of the floor or that there is a big outbreak coming from participating on the floor,”

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  • November 23, 2020

Dayton to close city buildings to public, urges residents to stay home

The advisory overlaps with a 21-day statewide curfew issued by Gov. Mike DeWine. Starting Thursday, Ohioans should stay home from 10 p.m. until 5 a.m.

Also starting Monday, payment centers will be closed. Residents can make city utility payments by phone, online, via mail or at any CVS or Family Dollar stores. The city is pausing routine fire and interior housing inspections as well.

ExploreMontgomery County stay-at-home advisory: Read the full resolution

Dayton police, fire and emergency services will continue, but the departments are adjusting their operations.

The city’s customer service line, 937-333-4800, will continue to take calls from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. For a full list of services and ways to contact the city, visit

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  • November 19, 2020

Property taxes may rise to close Charleston budget gap

Homeowners in Charleston may see property taxes go up as the city considers using sales tax money to make up an $18 million budget shortfall.

The Post and Courier reports Charleston City Council members are debating a budget proposal that would increase taxes on a $300,000 owner-occupied home in Charleston County by $81 for the year. Taxes on the same home in the part of Charleston in Berkeley County would go up $58.

In a typical year, the city uses local option sales tax money to reduce property taxes, but the city may use the money to balance the budget this year.

Councilwoman Marie Delcioppo described the proposed tax increase as “kicking people when they’re down” and asked the council to consider cutting expenses.

“This will hurt our small businesses, it’ll hurt people who rent, it’ll hurt property owners, it’ll hurt people across the board,” Delcioppo said.


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  • November 19, 2020

2 North Caldwell Schools To Close Amid Local COVID-19 Outbreak

NORTH CALDWELL, NJ — Gould and Grandview schools in North Caldwell will close for two weeks starting Monday and switch to all-online classes amid an outbreak of the coronavirus in the region, officials announced.

Part of the reason for the shutdown is that parents and guardians in the district aren’t cooperating with contact tracing efforts, according to a letter from Superintendent Linda Freda.

Both schools started the year with in-person learning last month.

Freda wrote:

“I am sorry to inform you that both Gould and Grandview schools will be closed for in-person instruction for the next 14 days. The local health officer, Bill Wallace, has asked that we close for in-person instruction based on the number of positive COVID-19 cases present at the West Essex High School. Due to a lack of cooperation with contact tracing, Mr. Wallace has requested that we close as it would appear that the spread

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  • October 12, 2020

Pigeon Family Market to close after 40 years in business

PIGEON, Mich. (AP) — After operating for 40 years, the Pigeon Family Market announced it will be closing at the end of the month.

The market announced its closure in a Facebook post on Oct. 1, which extended thanks to all the customers, vendors, employees and other people that have become family to them over the years.

Shirley Ashmore, the general manager for the market, told the Huron Daily Tribune that ever since the Meijer in Bad Axe opened, their sales have gone down.

“We think that during the winter, it is going to get worse,” Ashmore said.

The closure leaves the village of Pigeon without a grocery store to call its own, with residents having to travel outside of town to do their shopping.

Dennis Hug, the store owner who lives in the Harbor Springs-Petoskey area of Northern Michigan, has owned the store for about four years after buying

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  • October 11, 2020

Restaurants have done everything they can to keep people safe, so to close us down is catastrophic

The new rules in Scotland are catastrophic. It’s a very, very grim scenario for hospitality businesses, a lot of whom came through the original lockdown by the skin of their teeth. This could be the final nail in the coffin. 

The initial lockdown was an emotional rollercoaster – the highs, the lows, the anxiety and stress, thinking you’ve lost everything and then being saved by the furlough. But even with the furlough it was a very dark time. We lost about 100 staff and our restaurant the Castle Terrace and our other restaurant, Southside Scran, has been temporarily mothballed. 

Until yesterday’s news we were making progress and starting to employ people again; we were on the up. We reopened on July 15 and staggered the opening of the restaurants, though the process was very painful. It was daunting because of the measures we had to put in place and the

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  • October 8, 2020

Craig Carton reportedly close to WFAN return: Who could be his new partner? Here are 2 names to consider

Craig Carton’s comeback could begin soon after the debut of the documentary of his downfall.

The former WFAN morning show star is expected to receive a formal offer to return to the station as its afternoon drive host by the end of the week, according to The New York Post. Carton, 51, has been off the ‘FAN since his 2017 arrest and subsequent conviction and incarceration on federal fraud charges sparked by an out-of-control gambling habit.

Carton’s return is not a done deal, according to The Post, as he also holds a morning show offer from Philadelphia’s 97.5 The Fanatic. But there is an industry belief Carton will end up back at WFAN, according to the report.

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News of Carton’s potential WFAN return comes days before HBO’s “Wild Card:

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  • September 30, 2020

Notre Dame pauses in-person classes; Chicago’s Navy Pier to close early; Mississippi reports cases in 71 counties

A second major university is suspending classes right after the start of the new academic year due to a COVID-19 outbreak.

The University of Notre Dame paused in-person instruction Tuesday, a day after a similar move by the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Notre Dame is putting the classes online for two weeks and not sending students home, apparently in hopes that the infections won’t grow worse.

But for those who believe enough people will become infected in the world to create “herd immunity,” the World Health Organization had bad news Tuesday.

A researcher said we’re still a long ways off from that point in which enough people have antibodies from the virus that it can halt the spread before vaccines become available, the Daily Mail reported. The big problem at the moment is younger persons, those in the 20s, 30s or 40s, with mild or no symptoms

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  • August 19, 2020

Tui to close one third of high-street travel agencies

Closing down: a Tui store in Bishop's Stortford: Simon Calder
Closing down: a Tui store in Bishop’s Stortford: Simon Calder

Britain’s biggest holiday company is to close one third of its high street travel agencies.

The company said it will close 166 of its 516 high street stores in the UK and Ireland “as it adapts to changes in customer behaviour”.

The move by Tui will cost 900 jobs, but many may be saved by redeployment. A new homeworking sales and service team will be created.

Andrew Flintham, managing director of Tui UK and Ireland said: “We want to be in the best position to provide excellent customer service, whether it’s in a high street store, over the telephone or online.

“It is therefore imperative that we make these difficult cost decisions, look after our colleagues during such unprecedented uncertainty and also offer a modern customer service.

“Customer behaviours have already changed in recent years, with 70 per cent of

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