Business leaders have welcomed Moray Council’s “encouraging” multi-million-pound package, which aims to help the region’s economy recover from the financial damage caused by the pandemic.

Councillors will consider a detailed report on October 28 that seeks to agree the investment of £3.84 million over the next three years to kick-start the economy.

The council is looking to take the lead on the road to recovery with its “vital” plan, and business leaders have stressed the need for it to move “quickly”.

Moray has been hard hit by the pandemic, with 34% of the workforce furloughed – the second-highest percentage in Scotland after only the Highlands.

The proposed plans include a pop-up shop scheme in Buckie, Elgin, Forres, Keith, Lossiemouth and Speyside and grants of up to £10,000 for individual start-ups.

There is also a Town Centre Fund aimed at encouraging people to convert empty spaces to living spaces and large

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Christian Arroyo — who has started four of the Red Sox’s past five games at second base — was considered a top prospect just two years ago.

The San Francisco Giants selected him 25th overall in the 2013 MLB Draft. Baseball America ranked him No. 62 on its Top 100 list before the 2016 season. He ranked 81st on MLB Pipeline’s Top 100 list before the 2018 season.

But the infielder has yet to enjoy success in the major leagues. He has just a .632 OPS in 75 major league games.

“I know he had some injuries when he was getting up to the big leagues and that set him back,” Red Sox manager Ron Roenicke said Saturday. “And so we like his tools. And we want to see how the head and the instincts and all that play. And then see if those tools are a fit for whether

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To the editor:

With the New Hampshire primary election nearly upon us, it is imperative that the voters of Rockingham County make their voices heard. This year one of the most important contested races is that of the Rockingham County sheriff. The choice in this race is crystal clear, and that is to reelect Sheriff Chuck Massahos to another term.

Masshaos has kept every promise he made when he ran and was elected overwhelmingly in 2018. Under his leadership and direction, the distinguished members of the sheriff’s office have delivered a level of law enforcement services never seen before in our county.

The expansion of the Rockingham County Drug Task Force, the largest seizure of fentanyl in our state’s history and the overall enhancement of our school safety preparedness, along with the ability to respond to and mitigate active shooter scenarios, are just a few examples of the public safety

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SOUTHAMPTON, NY —In the days of coronavirus, businesses are evolving and adapting to meet their loyal customers — wherever they are.

Ess-a-Bagel, a popular New York City bagel shop known for the long lines of customers waiting outside on weekends for a nosh, is now available for delivery in the Hamptons.

Starting in August, customers can now order their favorite bagels, spreads, and newly created Ess-a-Bagel Hamptons packages right to their doorsteps, a release said.

“Founded in 1976, Ess-a-Bagel has always been a favorite among New Yorkers, who grab breakfast on the way to work or pick up big orders before heading east for the weekend,” a release said. “

With everyday life changing, the company has set up new distribution methods to bring all their well-known favorites to customers, the release said.

“We worked hard to figure out how to bring our bagels to our loyal customers,” Melanie Frost,

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The coronavirus pandemic wasn’t the only thing that disrupted the Las Vegas area’s primary election in June. 

Following guidance from state authorities, the county mailed ballots to all of its 1.3 million registered voters in the Las Vegas area, but 223,000 were never delivered, according to a new report authored by the conservative nonprofit Public Interest Legal Foundation and confirmed by the Las Vegas Review-Journal. Although the report attributed the undeliverable ballots to outdated voter rolls, the problem alludes to ones other counties could face if they pursue mail-only voting in the November presidential election.

“These numbers show how vote by mail fails. New proponents of mail balloting don’t often understand how it actually works,” Public Interest Legal Foundation President J. Christian Adams said in a statement. “States like Oregon and Washington spent many years building their mail voting systems and are notably aggressive with voter list maintenance efforts. Pride

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