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Conn. craft brewers wary of legislation that could impinge on their...

“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?”

Public input absent as WestCOG works on transportation plan

The group is working hard to get public comment ahead of writing its long-range transportation plan: “We’re on track to exceed the number of people who attended our meetings for the last plan, in 2015,” said WestCOG Executive Director Francis Pickering. That number, however, was just 10.

State senator from county seeks auditor review of UConn

Sen. Michael McLachlan's move comes after UConn announced that a professor and his assistant violated travel and compensatory time policies that cost the university more than $100,000.

Emerald Lake Books aims to be one-stop shop for self-publishing authors

The Sherman company, which to date has published only nonfiction, is now working with a first-time Young Adult novelist.

The American Pie Co. brings in foodies from far and wide

The American Pie Co. in Sherman is celebrating its 25th anniversary of serving up award-winning pastries.

Suite Talk: Amanda Branson, executive director of Naromi Land Trust

Since its creation, Naromi Land Trust has protected 64 different parcels totaling about 1,500 acres, or 12 percent of Sherman’s total land mass; seven of the preserves have a total of 15 miles of hiking trails that are open to the public.

State Rep. Richard Smith calls for release of Town Aid Grants

The legislator, whose district includes Danbury, New Fairfield and Sherman, has accused Gov. Dannel Malloy of using the funds as a political football.

Cultural Alliance of Western Conn. nets $12,500 award

Housed at 287 Main St. in Danbury, the organization promotes and advocates for arts, history, and culture as a primary driver of the economy.

State awards nearly $400K to 114 arts nonprofits

Arts organizations are eligible to apply if they have generated a minimum of $15,000 in matching funds from private contributions for each of their two most recently completed fiscal years.

Malloy’s holiday surprise: $50 million cut in state aid to municipalities

Cuts in education grants across the county range from $1.3 million in Greenwich to $$34,351 in Sherman.

Grants find Darien, Sherman

A total $460,000 for Goodwives River and playhouse.

For the love of Sherman

Running a small business amid rising business costs is hard enough. But in a small town that’s becoming even smaller, the ability to survive can be even more challenging.

Conn. eclipsed in photovoltaic installs

A new study shows how far Connecticut lags neighboring states in photovoltaic installations.

Shooting the rapids

Kayak is navigating swiftly changing currents in the online travel industry.

Group bookings rebounding

The travel industry is seeing a resurgence in group travel bookings.