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The practice has grown significantly since its beginnings 40 years ago at 57 North St. in Danbury.
In June, the company announced the closure of its factories in Newtown and Bethel, at a cost of 140 and 54 jobs, respectively.
“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.”
Founded in 2000, the school uses the outdoors as the classroom for today’s digitally focused children.
The town is still reluctant to permit drive-thru windows for eateries, though it allowed one at a Starbucks that opened June 14.
The brewery worked with Newtown’s Smart Roofs Solar to install a photovoltaic solar array on the roof of its building, offsetting 100% of its electrical usage.
The developer, which has completed one building, initially received P&Z clearance for the Covered Bridge Apartments project in 2015.
Veracious’ output of 1,000 barrels a year is a far cry from the approximately 60,000 that Stratford brewing behemoth Two Roads puts out annually, but then that kind of production has never been the Szamatulskis’ plan.
Having received his first patent, for the ultrasonic method of welding thermoplastic parts, in 1962, founder/CEO Robert Soloff started the supplier of ultrasonic welding systems and ultrasonic liquid processors in Danbury seven years later.
Newtown Savings Bank’s new tagline — “The Power of Local” — comes with what President Ken Weinstein says is a twist: They really mean it.
“Connecticut is not a good place to do business right now,” says Mark Szamatulski, co-owner of Veracious Brewing Co. in Monroe. “None of us make the rules, and if they can just keep shifting them around to benefit the bigger guys, where does that leave us?”
"We become involved when we let things touch us to the core," Richman, who founded the nonprofit The Avielle Foundation, told the audience at a 2016 Westfair event.
A diversity of new businesses and residential projects, along with a AAA rating from Standard & Poor's and a new police station, are pluses, but First Selectman Dan Rosenthal worries about Gov. Ned Lamont's proposal to shift the cost of teachers' pensions to municipalities.
“With all due respect to the new governor and state legislature, this kind of a structural shift has implications that will extend far beyond the best intentions of present leadership," says Newtown First Selectman Dan Rosenthal.