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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.”

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.

Newtown’s NewSylum latest county microbrewery to sling suds

NewSylum is the first for-profit commercial tenant at Fairfield Hills, the former site of a state psychiatric hospital; First Selectman Dan Rosenthal is hoping that other businesses will follow.

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.”

Reactions to Lamont’s speech, budget: Good, but room for improvement

On tolls, Fairfield First Selectwoman Brenda Kupchick said the governor “needs to once and for all just give it up. He’s changed positions so many times, and the way it stands now it’s not going to make anywhere near the money that’s needed.”

Dems slam brakes on tolls vote; issue remains in political limbo

Next week’s expected vote on tolls has been canceled by Democrat legislators, leaving its future in doubt. But those same leaders have apparently decided they...

Newtown becomes 28th municipality to pass ‘no tolls’ resolution

The General Assembly is expected to vote on the tolls bill early next week, following a public hearing scheduled for tomorrow.

U.S. Rep. Jahana Hayes calls for bipartisanship, health care solutions at...

“I don’t know what to expect when I get back (to Washington),” Hayes told the crowd of about 300, adding that she expects the impeachment process to be concluded, one way or another, over the next two weeks.

Combo of three area firms into Charter Oak Financial aims to...

The combined entity has 375 advisers, a team of more than 100 specialists and staff, and close to 100,000 clients in Connecticut, New York and Massachusetts.

Newtown school’s hopes to buy next-door property rejected

The town's Board of Education said the purpose of acquiring the vacant one-acre property at 37 Church Hill Road, listed at $450,000, was to improve traffic flow and overall security.

Newtowner brings the heat with A-Listers Cigar Club

“They’re like a fine liquor – it takes time to make a really good, premium cigar,” says Bill Webb. "I consider them to be jewels."

Newtown seeks to maintain ‘life in balance’ image, says first selectman

Although Dan Rosenthal acknowledges outcry from some citizens over residential and commercial development, he says, "We generally all work together for the benefit of the community.”

Newtown’s Botsford Drive-In to serve last hot dog at month’s end

The restaurant, a familiar sight at 282 South Main St., has been owned and operated by the Castagna family line for three generations.

CT tolls (trucks only) back in play in latest Democratic plan;...

House Democratic leaders have proposed a new plan that would install highway tolls for trucks only on 12 bridges across the state, as opposed to Gov. Ned Lamont’s CT2030 initiative, which would have included tolls on 14 bridges for all vehicles.

Taking a toll on commuters: Lamont woos politicians and residents on...

The future of the governos’s ambitious 10-year, $21 billion CT2030 plan is very much in doubt, with state Republicans remaining skeptical and several of his fellow Democratic lawmakers hedging their bets as next year’s election looms.