VINELAND – It’s last call Saturday for the South Vineland Tavern, the latest small business casualty of the coronavirus pandemic.

Watch: South Vineland Tavern owner thanks patrons for their support



It’s been a tough year for bar owner John Forosisky.

His longtime tavern manager, Larry Hurst of Millville, died in October after an extended illness.

Forosisky pressed on, but five months later COVID-19 hit. State mandates shut down his local landmark standing on the corner of Main Road and Grant Avenue.

After months of losing money, Forosisky said the business can no longer survive limited to take-out meals and 25-percent capacity when its bills remain constant.

It’s reached the point of working too hard for too little, he said.

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Dear Gov. Lamont and Commissioner Cardona,

I’m not writing a boilerplate version of all the other talking points CEA recommends, which are good and right.

This essay, by Dr. Shayla Griffin, should be your one and only lodestar for reopening schools. Read it. Do it. This is what’s necessary.

Additionally, though, I am writing because I want to show you the email I just wrote to my peers and administrators in my district:

“After speaking with my collaborating teachers this morning (the Sunday before school ‘reopens’), we are simply unsure when we’ll be able to meet again for the near future, trying to prepare for what looks like a doomsday scenario for all parties involved … sigh.

“I’ve been trying my best to put a silver lining on this ominous cloud, but it’s getting more and more difficult as the storm approaches. Logistically, this is all untenable, but if it

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