Ocean County’s new open space plan worries environmentalists

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Freeholder Joseph H. Vicari tries to convince the board to delay a plan to use open space funds for recreational and historic use on Dec. 16, 2020.

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TOMS RIVER – Concern over how Ocean County’s open space tax fund will be used in the future has provoked discord between environmentalists and the Board of Freeholders heading into 2021.

Last Wednesday, the five-member, all-Republican freeholder board voted 3-0 to

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Kettle Moraine prison’s COVID-19 outbreak worries inmates

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The entrance to the Kettle Moraine Correctional Institution as seen, Thursday, October 1, 2020, near Glenbeulah, Wis. (Photo: Gary C. Klein/USA TODAY NETWORK-Wisconsin)

SHEBOYGAN – With two in five inmates at the Kettle Moraine Correctional Institution infected with COVID-19 in the state’s largest prison outbreak, officials can no longer isolate the sick from the uninfected.

Devante Welch, who is among those who tested positive, says it’s “a

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Virus worries and FOMO drive options bets on surging tech giants

By April Joyner

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Options investors are ramping up bets on some of this year’s biggest winners, including Amazon.com Inc, Netflix Inc and Tesla Inc, even as they turn cautious on the wider market amid a resurgent U.S. coronavirus outbreak.

Investors are betting that tech-related stocks will remain comparatively resilient to the coronavirus-fueled economic disruptions that have battered sectors such as retail and travel, despite growing concerns

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