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Closed Aberdeen businesses open under new names

An Italian restaurant, coffee shop and ice cream parlor that closed in downtown Aberdeen last week have reopened under new names and ownership, said an attorney representing the businesses. The former businesses were part of a Chapter 7 bankruptcy proceeding that included more than $500,000 in debt to the state for unpaid taxes and fees.

Car hits barrier on Cosi Hill

A 17-year-old Raymond resident was transported by aid vehicle to Grays Harbor Community Hospital after her car hit a barrier when she lost control Monday morning on Highway 101 two miles south of Cosmopolis, the State Patrol reported.

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City renews pot moratoriums for additional six months

At the regularly scheduled Westport City Council meeting held Monday, Sept. 8, Council members unanimously renewed two “declared public emergency” ordinances that will extend the City’s two moratoriums on medical marijuana businesses, as well as on medical marijuana collective gardens, for another six months. Ordinances No. 1553 and 1554, passed on March 10, will now remain in full force and effect until March 10, 2015.

Auditor issues two findings to county

The State Auditor’s Office issued two findings Monday related to the way the county handles and reports grant funds. However, despite publicity over the issues in the Assessor’s Office, there was nary a word made about that during an exit interview with Auditor officials last week.

Traffic jam? What traffic jam?

The mother of all traffic jams never materialized on Interstate 5 through Olympia this past weekend, thanks to motorists heeding warnings about potential traffic tieups, which allowed road crews to complete preliminary work and reopen northbound Interstate-5 much earlier than expected, according to the state Department of Transportation.

Councilman plans anti-crude-by-rail resolution

Aberdeen Councilman Alan Richrod has penned a pointed resolution asking the Port of Grays Harbor and the City of Hoquiam to reconsider, possibly rescind and deny further permission to ship crude oil by rail through the county, and plans to put it before his fellow council members.