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Quick Hits: April 15, 2020

Boat ramps in Florida’s Manatee County were reopened Monday after being closed for two weeks in an effort to limit social distancing. A vote last week overturned the closure order, which had been made by the county’s director of public safety. To discourage violations of the gathering restrictions that forced the closure, county commissioners enacted a local emergency resolution that reaffirms law enforcement's ability to cite individuals who violate social distancing guidelines.

Atlantic Marketing Co. said in a statement it was retained by Arco Marine to represent Arco’s alternators, tilt/trim motors, and inboard and outboard starters in the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic regions, as well as eastern Canada. Arco launched an online marketing tool that includes 3-D views of all of its products.

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