April 29, 2021


‘Trust a vision you can’t see yet.’ Business owners have high hopes for future of downtown Rocky Mount :: WRAL.com

— Business owners in downtown Rocky Mount say they see problems in the area, but they also see potential.

Now, city leaders say they have a plan in place to get there.

“It’s a bit challenging, just like anywhere else,” said Zabdiel Dewar, who owns the Jamaican restaurant D Chill Spot . “It gives you hope as well.”

Dewar’s restaurant is one of 10 places to eat in downtown Rocky Mount.

While business has been good, Dewar said what’s been holding him back the most is happening outside his

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Williamstown Finance Committee Hears from Mount Greylock Officials / iBerkshires.com

WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. — The Mount Greylock Regional School District is in a healthy financial position, but officials are wary of unknowns that could bring new challenges in fiscal 2022.


Those were two of the takeaways from a presentation to the town’s Finance Committee on Wednesday.


Mount Greylock Superintendent Jason McCandless and Business Manager Joe Bergeron met virtually with the town panel — not to discuss specifics of the FY22 budget the district is formulating but to discuss some of the inputs that help build that budget.



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New York issues cyber insurance framework as ransomware, SolarWinds costs mount

On February 4, 2021, New York became the first state in the nation to issue a cybersecurity insurance risk framework to all authorized property and casualty insurers. In releasing the framework, New York’s Department of Financial Services (DFS) said that “[f]rom the rise of ransomware to the recently revealed SolarWinds-based cyber-espionage campaign, it is clear that cybersecurity is now critically important to almost every aspect of modern life—from consumer protection to national security.”

The framework applies to all property or casualty insurers that write cybersecurity insurance. However, the DFS wants all insurers, even though those that don’t offer cybersecurity insurance,

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