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Working in the Covid era "involves the same art of planning – just on a smaller scale,” owner René Hue says. “We’re still trying to convey a spirit. Everything we do is still a reflection of ‘you’.”
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.
Within Fairfield County, "red zone" municipalities now include Bethel, Bridgeport, Brookfield, Danbury, Monroe, Norwalk, Shelton, Stamford, and Stratford.
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.”
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.
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.
The firm has identified 248 stores that are set to be shuttered.
The overcharges totaled approximately $6,500.
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.
"Project Runway" alumnus Sam Donovan will host a sewing class on April 25-26.
Connecticut is the only Northeast state where the California-headquartered chain has eateries.
The chain also operates stores in Brookfield and Bridgeport, and in Yonkers in Westchester County.