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13 Fairfield County towns receiving state funding for infrastructure improvements

The grants are being made through the Small Town Economic Assistance Program (STEAP); this is the first time since 2016 that the state has awarded STEAP funding.

Covid-19 forces further social restrictions; 68 municipalities now have ‘red zone’...

Within Fairfield County, "red zone" municipalities now include Bethel, Bridgeport, Brookfield, Danbury, Monroe, Norwalk, Shelton, Stamford, and Stratford.

Newtown Savings Bank picking up customers from larger banks, expanding locations

While hopeful that the federal government will make available some additional financial help, bank president and CEO Ken Weinstein says, "it’s pretty obvious that, right now at least, that we can’t count on that.”

Local businesses aim for a better normal

"Five of the six buyers I am working with are coming from New York City," said real estate broker Craig Oshrin.

Thousands of Eversource customers still without power in Fairfield County as...

U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) has asked Eversource to provide refunds to customers and hold off on rate increases and/or charges for restoring power; Eversource Chairman, President and CEO James J. Judge declined, the senator said.

The Paper Store latest chain to file for Chapter 11

Before the COVID-19 pandemic, The Paper Store employed about 2,000 people. According to reports, as of yesterday it employed about 393 people full-time and 554 part-time across all its stores, having furloughed the remainder.

GNC files for bankruptcy; to close about half of its stores

The firm has identified 248 stores that are set to be shuttered.

Brookfield dentist in $82,500 settlement over fraudulent billings

The overcharges totaled approximately $6,500.

Massive layoffs at Macy’s, Kohl’s, Gap, Bridgeport bakery, Mystic Seaport

Bridgeport’s Lecoq Cuisine Corp. has laid off 181 workers. “Although this action may be temporary, given the uncertainty created by this pandemic, this separation may be permanent,” according to Chief People Officer Laura Brown.

Brookfield’s Cotton Candy Fabrics adds 1,500 square feet to retail store

"Project Runway" alumnus Sam Donovan will host a sewing class on April 25-26.

Pizza chain Pieology to open second Connecticut location in Brookfield

Connecticut is the only Northeast state where the California-headquartered chain has eateries.

Bob’s Discount Furniture departing Stamford for Norwalk

The chain also operates stores in Brookfield and Bridgeport, and in Yonkers in Westchester County.

Schwab gobbles up TD Ameritrade for $26B

The combined company will serve more than 24 million clients. San Francisco-based Schwab has a market value of $57.5 billion, while Omaha-based TD Ameritrade has a $22.4 billion market cap.

Brookfield Theatre for the Arts brings edgy vibe to audience

The theater's 2019 season ran the gamut from "The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas" to "Macbeth."

Incumbent leaders returning to office – except for Fairfield’s Tetreau

Bridgeport Mayor Joe Ganim, Danbury Mayor Mark Boughton, Norwalk Mayor Harry Rilling, and Trumbull First Selectman Vicki Tesoro were all re-elected, while State Rep. Fred Camillo is taking as Greenwich First Selectman from the retiring Peter Tesei.