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Lamont’s education plan includes more funds from municipalities, district consolidations

“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.

Mixed reaction to Gov. Ned Lamont’s budget proposal

Among those criticizing aspects of the new governor's plan: Hospitals, accountants, and Republican lawmakers.

State Sen. Tony Hwang: Legislature must deal with ‘hard decisions’ this...

“I’m open to every discussion – I’m not a pure ‘no’" on electronic tolls, as are some of his high-profile Republican colleagues, the Transportation Committee member says.

Uphill climb for controversial school district consolidation bills

The bill would consolidate school districts in towns with a total population of less than 40,000.

Banks leading efforts to help affected workers during shutdown

Still looming: the effect of the Small Business Administration's closure. “We’ve got loans that have been approved or are in the process of being approved that are waiting for the SBA,” says Patriot Bank President Richard Muskus Jr. “The SBA had better be ready for a tidal wave of backlog.”

Fairfield County localities rank high on new CT safest cities list

Bridgeport was the lowest-placing Fairfield County municipality for safety with a 72rd place ranking.

Jahana Hayes appointed to Congressional education committee

The onetime National Teacher of the Year described herself as “optimistic of the work we will do to ensure that America’s youth are prepared to compete on a global stage for generations to come.”

Newtown’s Salomé Sports Training aims to hit home run with athletes...

Co-owners include former Milwaukee Brewers catcher Ángel Salomé and Chris Sharma, founder and head instructor of the Connecticut Rage in Fairfield.

Lt. Gov. Nancy Wyman to become new CT Dem chair

Erick Russell, a lawyer who chairs the Connecticut Bar Association’s LGBT section, is expected to be nominated as the party’s vice chairman.

36 Fairfield County nursing homes to see cuts in Medicare reimbursements

Nursing homes in Norwalk, Shelton, Stratford, Trumbull and Wilton are receiving Medicare’s highest penalty, a 1.98 percent reduction on each resident's Medicare payment.

BD Provisions bulks up grocery concept in Newtown

Most of BD Provisions’ wares – nuts, beans, pastas, spices, candy and grains – are stored in some 200 self-serve barrels, allowing customers to scoop what they want into biodegradable bags or reusable glass mason jars.

Newtown’s Advanced Rejuvenation Therapy expands services, rebrands as bioRestore

BioRestore will offer products and services including male and female hormone replacement, weight loss, and other age management services.

XPO Logistics under fire from Congress for alleged labor violations

The Greenwich company said it has launched an independent investigation in response to the reported mistreatment of pregnant workers at a Memphis warehouse, and that it has instituted a new policy for pregnant workers,

Residential subdivision on 27 acres approved by Newtown

Planning & Zoning unanimously approved construction of the subdivision at 57 Castle Meadow Road in the village of Hattertown.

Pair of Newtown breweries adding to county’s burgeoning beer-making scene

Reverie Brewing Co. is under construction on Church Hill Road, while Asylum Brewing Co. has received the town’s okay to become the first for-profit commercial tenant at Fairfield Hills.