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COVID-19 LATEST: Models show county peak to hit around April 26;...

Gov. Ned Lamont said the state's lack of ventilators remains a matter of growing concern, as Dr. Deborah Birx, the White House coronavirus response coordinator, said yesterday that Connecticut could be one of the nation’s next hot spots. “Southern Connecticut is (already) one of those hot spots, and has been for some time,” the governor said.

Ethan Allen, Precision Resource announce furloughs

“Never in our history, in fact in world history, has mankind been asked to stay locked up in their homes and businesses asked in mass to close down their operations," noted Ethan Allen Chairman, President and CEO Farooq Kathwari.

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.

Hospitality, tourism sectors taking a beating; hoping for jump-start once crisis...

“We are starting to plan for our economic recovery and continue to look to book events over the next couple of years,” says Thomas Madden, Connecticut Convention & Sports Bureau chair and Director of Economic Development for Stamford.

Banks’ message to small businesses, individuals: ‘We’re there for you’

“We’re constantly discussing options for our customers in the face of hardship,” says Patriot Bank President Richard Muskus Jr. “We will do what we can as an organization to help them – the bank is not going to abandon them.”

COVID-19 LATEST: Fed stimulus bill to be voted on today; CT...

As for personal protective equipment (PPE), the governor said that while the wait continues for federal supplies to arrive, "We're not gonna sit around and wait for the cavalry to come in." Lamont said the state is "vetting lots of different options, offers" for PPE, "some of which seem a little shady, frankly."

Construction firm Morganti Group taps Thamer Rushaidat as chief executive

Rushaidat joined the firm 25 years ago as a site engineer.

Bars, restaurants doing what they can in face of COVID-19 ban

“Restaurants are not buying a lot of kegs these days,” one craft brewer noted wryly.

COVID-19 update: 96 positive cases; Congress to consider $1 trillion spending...

The $1 trillion spending proposal from the White House would include $500 billion in direct payments to Americans. Indications are that that bill will be introduced early next week.

Danbury’s Furry Friends sets tails a-wagging with addition of Muddy Paw...

“Newbies especially can take time to get to know," says Jasmin Cruz of her clientele. "It’s like when a kid goes to the doctor’s office for the first time – you have to take it at their own pace."

Danbury’s IQVIA debuts Avacare Clinical Research Network

Avacare will provide coverage across 19 therapeutic areas and on behalf of 6.5 million patients.

Danbury mother-son duo up the luxury-gifting ante with BlkBox

“Anybody can go to a store, pick up a few things and put them in a gift box,” Karen Wright, co-founder and CEO, said. “We want to take that to the next level, to help people really connect.”

CSCU confirms community college tuition, fees to remain flat

Meanwhile, students at the four universities in the Connecticut State Colleges and Universities system – including Western Connecticut State in Danbury -- will pay roughly $400 or $800 more per year.

IQVIA of Danbury debuts FluSTAR app for tracking flu and cold...

The app updates flu and cold-related illnesses data for every ZIP code in the country.

Mostly rosy picture at Southern Connecticut Building Owners’ ‘State of the...

“Stamford could become the sixth borough of Manhattan" if the promise of improved train service becomes a reality, according to BLT Co-president Ted Ferrarone.