Seafood Featured at new Shrimp Hut

Seafood Featured at new Shrimp Hut in Whitehall: Harold Ray recently returned to a profession he thought he had put in his rearview mirror 10 years ago.

After closing a restaurant in 2005, he went into the banking world, which turned out to be decidedly less stable than he expected. A casualty of a mass layoff by JPMorgan Chase & Co. last year, he looked to his family for direction.

“It was hard-hitting; you couldn’t get a job,” Ray said. “So the kids said, ‘Dad, do something you know how to do.’  ”

And he did.

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District Taxpayers save thanks to new businesses

District Taxpayers Save:

Whitehall City School District Treasurer Steve McAfee credits the city’s success at attracting new commercial development as a factor in the school district maintaining its Aa3 bond rating from Moody’s Investors Service.

McAfee said Thursday, Nov. 19, the district soon will seek to refinance about $25 million of bond debt related to the reconstruction of all five school buildings in the district, completed in 2013.

“Because we were able to maintain our (current) bond rating, we can refinance the bond debt and save our taxpayers about $2.1 million” through 2034, McAfee said.

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