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The Castle, Monroe’s famous stone mansion, listed at $1.25M

The property was built by Freemasons who incorporated Masonic symbols throughout the home.

Monroe’s Victorinox Swiss Army furloughs 48

The knife and watch company said it expects the furloughs – which includes sales, marketing, warehouse and repair personnel -- to last less than six months, or when business returns to normal.

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.

Will sports betting approval in Connecticut crap out?

“We’re just following multiple states in establishing some sports betting in our state," says Rep. Joseph Gresko (D-Stratford). "This way we keep that potential revenue here in the State of Connecticut.”

Retired state’s attorney John Smriga joins Bridgeport law firm

The Shelton resident, who retired from the state’s attorney’s office on Feb. 1, will concentrate on Part A criminal matters and the investigation of civil rights cases at The Law Office of Robert Berke.

Developer proposes to replace Elmsford movie theater with a ShopRite

A new ShopRite supermarket and other retail outlets would be coming to 320 Saw Mill River Road (Route 9A) in Elmsford if approvals are...

Smart Roofs Solar moving from Newtown to Monroe

The company provides commercial energy services, including commercial solar, LED, and roofing, and assists companies as they navigate state funding and grants.

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.

Mount Kisco HomeGoods property sells for $6.8M, but in a unique...

Involved in bringing about the HomeGoods sale was New York City-based real estate investment brokerage firm B+E. It has developed a transactional platform on the internet specializing in the sale of net lease commercial properties occupied by a single tenant and 1031 exchanges.

Aubuchon Hardware to open store in Monroe

Aubuchon, which plans to move into the Bart Center in the late fourth quarter, is replacing Stepney Hardware, which closed in January after 60 years.

Groups in 14 county municipalities approved for Neighborhood Assistance Act grants

The program is structured so that businesses that make charitable contributions to a qualified program are eligible to receive a credit, valued at 60% to 100% of the amount contributed, on their state corporate income tax.

A new sun shines on Monroe’s news front

"A reporter is only as good as the sources," said journalist Bill Bittar, founder of The Monroe Sun.

Monroe’s Northeast Laser & Electropolish merges with Salt Lake City firm

The resulting company, Biomerics NLE, will provide full-service metal processing to the interventional and surgical medical device markets.

Former school librarian ‘Turning the Page’ with indie bookstore in Monroe

“You don’t have to buy every book,” former librarian Pia Ledina says, adding with a laugh, “Although obviously I’d like my customers to.”

Monroe ramps up economic development efforts

Monroe is in some ways still a rural community -- “Our residential districts are all still called ‘residential and farming districts,’” notes First Selectman Ken Kellogg – but one that is determined to restart the competitive process for development.