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Newtown rebranding economic and community development as means of drawing businesses

First Selectman Dan Rosenthal says he is optimistic that Newtown could benefit from reports that thousands of people have relocated to Connecticut from New York.

If you (re)open it, will they come? Uncertainty and anxiety surround...

“It’s going to be a balancing act,” says Connecticut Retail Merchants Association President Tim Phelan. “We’re ready to reopen, and we’re hoping the general public is ready for us to reopen.”

Where’s the money? SBA loan mishaps have small businesses teetering on...

The president of one Stamford company said she’d been sparring with Chase – her bank of choice for over 25 years – over her firm’s PPP loan practically since the program was announced. “They’re probably the poster child for incompetency," she said.

State Sen. Tony Hwang voices support for Gov. Lamont’s rejection of...

"This was an attempted power play by the tribes to use the pandemic to bypass the legislature not only to gain approval for online gambling but to gain the exclusive right to offer it in Connecticut,” wrote Hwang and former Rep. Robert Steele.

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."