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With temperatures expected in the 90s inland in Connecticut and in the 80s along the coastline, many people could flock to shore for relief. People who live and work in Old Saybrook prepare for the Memorial Day weekend crowds. “There are going to be boaters, people walking on the road, eating outside, it’s going to …

As the owner of a Bridgeport-area shopping mall seeks buyers, Danbury Fair’s lines up a new $185million mortgage on the property – a vote of confidence given the multiple vacancies it doesn’t have still satisfied in its range of stores. Macerich is among the top 10 retail operators nationwide, managing approximately 48 million square feet …

SrdjanPav / iStock.com Have you recently noticed an increase in the prices of restaurant meals and takeout? The recent Consumer Price Index report showed that “out-of-home food” – which includes take-out, full-service meals and food served at employee sites and at school – has increased by 7.2% over the past 12 months. Full-service meals alone …

Downtown Milwaukee will be under a limited curfew for the rest of the weekend and a huge watch party scheduled for Sunday has been canceled after 21 people were injured in three separate shootings near an entertainment district where thousands of people gathered for an NBA playoff game. In one of Friday night’s shootings, 17 …

The Rocket Pizza location at 1213 Morehead St. had been open for less than a year. Alex Cason Photography CharlotteFive Charlotte has seen its share of businesses close in 2022 — particularly restaurants, which have suffered the lingering effects of COVID-19, including rising food and rent costs, and staffing shortages. Longtime devotees and newcomers have …

Several restaurants in downtown Mystic cannot open Tuesday, following a water main break Monday night. Aquarion Water Company announced that approximately 48 of its Mystic customers are on a precautionary boil water advisory. Water samples are taken on Tuesday, with results expected 24 hours later, according to the water company. Representatives from the Ledge Light …

A historic week in more ways than one in Connecticut as record revenues continue to flow into our state in the form of tax revenue and, in the near term, federal pandemic funds. We can now expect one of the biggest rounds of tax cuts in history. NBC Connecticut’s Mike Hydeck spoke with Senate Pro …

With Mother’s Day weekend shaping up to be busy for businesses and the state seeing a slow but steady rise in cases, restaurant owners tell us COVID-19 remains at the forefront. There’s a sizzling appetite to celebrate mothers this weekend at Rooster Company in Newington. “It’s one of the busiest, except probably on Thanksgiving eve,” …

A summer counselor job at Groton Parks and Recreation was one of the most popular summer gigs in town, the program supervisor said, with positions normally filling in March. This year is different. “It’s a little worrying because I just reopened the post. Where that usually never happens. It’s usually open for about three or …

Israel’s loud Independence Day celebrations will be a little quieter this year. Although fireworks are generally a mainstay of parties across the country, this year many twinkling but loud displays have been canceled due to concerns from some military veterans who say the crackle and popping add to the horrors of the battle, especially for …

NEW YORK (AP) — As COVID-19 ravaged New York City, residents wary of viruses locked down in indoor public places poured out onto streets, sidewalks and parks. They dined with friends in outdoor cabanas hastily erected by restaurants, and attended health classes, concerts and even therapy sessions on streets closed to traffic. Now that the …

A Hartford man has pleaded guilty to a federal firearms charge and admitted to violating his parole conditions after he was pulled over for speeding last summer and found with a gun, the authorities said. federal authorities. Andre Hudson, 43, pleaded guilty Thursday to unlawful possession of a firearm by a felon, the U.S. Attorney’s …

The mothers in your life deserve a special day, and these Connecticut restaurants have memorable Mother’s Day menus for brunch and dinner. All events are on May 9, unless otherwise stated. At Bernard’s in Ridgefield hosts both brunch and dinner. A $70 prix fixe brunch menu is available between 11 a.m. and 12:30 p.m., with …

NEW LONDON, Conn. (AP) — The recent appearance of two cruise ships in New London has raised hopes that Connecticut could benefit from the return of an industry decimated by the COVID-19 pandemic. The two ships, which were part of American Queen Voyages, were touring the East Coast and Canada and were the first cruise …

OLD SAYBROOK – After finishing a dish of scallops with cucumber and kelp salad and a white chocolate cream dessert topped with candied kelp at Liv’s Oyster Bar on Thursday night, Jessica Hampton was ready to try the Shark Bait cocktail – too infused with the sea-grown vegetable. “It smells so refreshing,” she said before …

WILTON, CT – Mother’s Day on Sunday, May 8 is still weeks away, but if you’re planning to treat your mom to brunch or dinner out, reservations can fill up quickly in Wilton as the nation nears the most normal celebration of moms since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic. Local restaurants in the Wilton …

Do you know that restaurant you wanted to try but couldn’t find the time? Now is the time, because Jersey Shore Restaurant Week begins Friday, April 22 and ends May 1. The annual Monmouth and Ocean County Meals Celebration features more than 50 restaurants, which will serve three-course prix fixe menus. Here’s what you need …

GREENVILLE, SC (AP) — It was May 2020 when Dan Weidenbenner consulted with his fellow Mill Village Farmsboard members and they decided to move their annual fundraiser to a virtual format. The COVID-19 pandemic was raging, and organizers felt it was a way to maintain the momentum of their efforts in the community while giving …

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — The mass shooting that police say was a shootout between rival gangs that left six people dead and 12 injured earlier this month rocked downtown California’s capital — and created a another challenge for a city trying to redefine itself as a destination for more than government workers. In recent years, …

By CATHY DYSON The Free Lance-Star It was the snakebite story shared around the world. Or so it felt to Rachel Myrick, who was bitten by a poisonous snake more than 4½ years ago in the lobby of a restaurant in Spotsylvania County. The “crazy story”, as she called it, was shared by news outlets …

For a second year, the Sugar Kelp Cooperative is partnering with local restaurants, breweries, distilleries and cafes in Connecticut and Rhode Island to celebrate the harvest of locally grown sugar kelp. The promotion, which runs from April 20 through May 1, highlights Connecticut’s native seaweed in restaurant dishes, baked goods, beers and cocktails. A growing …

NCAA Women’s Final Four fans left town Monday after a resounding victory in South Carolina and a full weekend of activity that brought the party back to the streets of downtown Minneapolis. “It was our opportunity, and we took advantage of it. It really came at the right time,” said Steve Cramer, CEO and chairman …

ANSONIA – Crave, which was a staple of the Ansonia restaurant scene for over a decade, is no more. Owner Libby Meissner took a gamble and relaunched her restaurant, now known as Uptown Bar and Eatery, dispensing with everything that made Crave a much-loved hotspot on the local food scene. The nachos are out, but …

Buoyed by the rebound in the hospitality sector, Connecticut exited 2021 with one of the best-performing economies in the nation, but ranked in the bottom third when considering economic output for the full year, according to the data. The Bureau of Economic Analysis reports a 7.7% increase in Connecticut’s gross domestic product in the fourth …

Miller’s Famous Sandwichesthe iconic Rhode Island-based franchise, known for its signature Roast Beef and variety of other sandwich options, is eyeing Connecticut for its next wave of expansion. Although franchise agreements have yet to be signed, Miller’s Famous Sandwiches plans to open 2-3 new restaurants in each of four target markets, including Bridgeport, Hartford, New …

The heartbreaking scenes of despair among Ukrainian refugees bring back painful memories for Nieda Abbas. “When I see the kids and the mothers leaving and out on the streets, that’s exactly what we’ve been through,” she told NBC Connecticut’s Heidi Voight. Abbas is a war refugee in Iraq. The owner of three restaurants in Baghdad, …

“Come with me and be immortal.” Those words would normally sound very inviting, but when the Candyman said them to Helen Lyle (played by Virginia Madsen) in the 1992 movie “Candyman,” he was trying to convince her to give up her life. Tony Todd is best known for playing Daniel Robitaille, aka Candyman, in the …

Easier mail-in voting and an alfresco dining option at restaurants — two public health ideas adopted at the start of the COVID-19 pandemic — are set to be extended after allowing the House of Representatives to the state on Wednesday. The House voted 126 to 16 in favor of a bill that includes the broad …

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea experienced its deadliest day of the pandemic on Tuesday, with 293 deaths reported in the past 24 hours, as the country grapples with a record rise in coronavirus infections. coronavirus caused by the rapidly evolving omicron variant. The 1,196 patients infected with the virus in serious or critical …

After being canceled two years in a row due to the pandemic, the St. Patrick’s Day Parade is back in New Haven. “Oh my God, so excited,” parade chair Joanne Conlan said. She and city officials announced the return of the parade last month, highlighting declining COVID numbers and the safety of outdoor events. “And …

LAS VEGAS (AP) — A local casino company along with several other Las Vegas-area properties kicked off a $750 million project Friday to build a 200-room hotel tower and casino in a growing residential and commercial district in the southwest of the city. Red Rock Resorts employees and leaders, including Company President and CEO Frank …

For decades, Connecticut suffered from sluggish economic growth and the resulting fiscal problems. The causes, it is said, are diverse: an aging population, the absence of a home town, emigration to other states and, of course, excessive regulation. Over the past decade we’ve had some real-world experience on the causes and, it turns out, over-regulation …

NEW HAVEN, Conn., March 8, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Avelo Airlines is adding three new popular leisure and business destinations from Southern Connecticut as it exceeds 100,000 passengers at the most convenient airport in the state – Tweed-New Haven Airport (HVN). From the end of May, Avelo will add an exclusive non-stop service between HVN and …

WESTPORT — Residents will be able to satisfy their sweet and savory breakfast cravings this summer as The Original Pancake House prepares to open on Main Street. The new restaurant will be at 33-51 Main St., the space previously occupied by Boca Restaurant. Creperie owner Blake Williams said he and his business partner had been …

After quitting alcohol in 2019, Wilton resident Brian Miller wanted to drink more than seltzer water and lime on a Friday night. Experimenting with different formulas to create non-alcoholic whiskey, Miller successfully developed one that would lay the foundation for Seir Hill, a company specializing in non-alcoholic spirit alternatives. “The world is kind of spoiled …

WASHINGTON (AP) — State attorneys general have launched a nationwide investigation into TikTok and its possible harmful effects on the mental health of young users, expanding government scrutiny of the wildly popular video platform. The investigation was announced Wednesday by a number of states led by California, Florida, Kentucky, Massachusetts, Nebraska, New Jersey, Tennessee and …

March 1, 2022Updated: March 1, 2022 02:03 1of6People walk as traffic builds up as the government places the capital on the lowest rung of a five-stage pandemic alert system on Tuesday, March 1, 2022, in Quezon City, Philippines. Traffic jams and outdoor crowds were back in the Philippine capital and 38 other cities and provinces …

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Taliban forces have arrested dozens of criminals, kidnappers and smugglers during operations across Kabul, a Taliban government spokesman said Sunday. Demining operations started two days ago in the capital and neighboring provinces and will continue, Zabiullah Mujahid told a press conference. The aim was to collect weapons and arrest suspects, he …

CHICAGO (AP) — A man convicted of a 1968 gang-related murder in Chicago who once told members of the Illinois Prisoner Review Board to “hustle” has been granted parole. Namor Smith, 74, was granted parole on Thursday by the commission after a 12-3 vote. At Smith’s last previous hearing in 2019, the board voted 3-10 …

February 23, 2022Updated: February 23, 2022 5:57 p.m. MIDLAND, Texas (AP) — A West Texas man pleaded guilty Wednesday to hate crime charges stemming from his March 2020 stabbing attack on an Asian family at a warehouse, officials said. Jose Gomez III, 21, of Midland, Texas, pleaded guilty to three counts of hate crimes for …

EDMONTON – Justin Sourdif scored two goals and added an assist and teammate Josh Williams scored two of his own as the Edmonton Oil Kings won their sixth straight game with a 6-3 win over the Winnipeg Ice. The Oil Kings (36-11-3) have now won nine of their last 11 games as they chase the …

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) — You can’t pay your rent. Your boyfriend left you. Or, perhaps, as the pandemic drags on, you’ve lost hope that life will return to normal. No matter what makes you anxious, depressed or scared, Melissa Pappas is here to tell you that there is no problem too small to bring to …

On Friday, a weather system with rain and high winds knocked out power to thousands of utility customers across Connecticut. The strong frontal system began moving through the region late Thursday evening and is expected to continue bringing strong winds and rain through Friday morning. Wind gusts of up to 60 mph are possible in …

HELEN, Mont. (AP) – A Montana man has lost his lifetime hunting and trapping privileges in 47 states for illegally killing a trophy moose, taking the antlers and leaving the meat wasted, state wildlife officials said. . Shiloh Berry, 41, was sentenced in Broadwater County District Court on Friday after pleading guilty last fall to …

After being canceled two years in a row due to the pandemic, the St. Patrick’s Day Parade is back in New Haven. “Oh my God, so excited,” parade chair Joanne Conlan said. She and city officials announced the return of the parade on Monday, highlighting declining COVID numbers and the safety of outdoor events. “And …

Connecticut gave the green light to recreational cannabis for adults 21 and older last year, but more than 40% of cities and towns say no, at least for now. The state’s recreational cannabis law, which went into effect last July, allows municipalities to make their own rules, including whether or not to prohibit the opening …

February 11, 2022Updated: February 11, 2022 2:43 p.m. WAINSCOTT, NY (AP) — Construction has begun on a wind project with turbines off the coasts of New York and Rhode Island that is expected to generate enough electricity for about 70,000 homes, officials said Friday. The South Fork Wind project, which received key approval from the …

New York, New Jersey and Connecticut are among a number of states nationwide that are easing or ending mask mandates as coronavirus cases drop precipitously from their recent peaks. On Wednesday, Governor Kathy Hochul of New York announced that a statewide mask or vaccination proof warrant for all indoor public places would be allowed to …

MADRID (AP) — A Spanish retiree campaigning to keep in-person customer services at bank branches because he felt “left out” by the shift to online banking on Tuesday, hands government officials a petition with more than 610 000 signatures, amid an outpouring of national support for his cause. Carlos San Juan, 78, a retired doctor …

NORTHEAST, Md. (AP) — A Maryland police officer is credited with saving a college student from being hit by a car that hit her, officials said. In the video, a school crossing guard is seen entering the crosswalk to stop traffic Friday morning while a North East Middle School student runs across the street on …

ATLANTA (AP) — Tax revenues continue to roll into Georgia state coffers, supporting Gov. Brian Kemp’s plan for a big spending boost and a possible tax cut. Figures released Friday show Georgia’s general fund raised $17.8 billion through Jan. 31. That’s $2.7 billion, or 18%, ahead of last year’s pace. In the first seven months …

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) – An independent investigation released Wednesday questioned the “integrity” of Connecticut’s chief prosecutor who hired the daughter of a state budget official in 2020 while pushing for pay raises for staff, prompting Governor Ned Lamont to escalate the findings to state ethics and criminal justice officials for possible further action. The report …

Now that the teams are ready for Super Bowl 56, it’s time to start thinking about snacks. These Connecticut restaurants and caterers have all the wings, nachos, pizzas, sliders and drinks you need for the big game. Taverne J. Timothy in Plainville opens its Super Bowl by ordering on February 1. The restaurant offers buckets …

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The United Arab Emirates intercepted a ballistic missile fired by Yemen’s Houthi rebels early Monday as Israel’s president was visiting the country, authorities said, the third such attack in recent weeks . The missile strikes further escalate tensions in the Persian Gulf, which had previously seen a series of …

SILVER CITY, NM (AP) — An endangered Mexican gray wolf who caught media attention late last year after it appeared to spend five days surveying the border fence separating New Mexico from Mexico was found with a serious gunshot wound. The Center for Biological Diversity announced Friday night that the male wolf that was released …

VALDOSTA, Ga. (AP) — A Georgia sheriff who last year reopened an investigation into the 2013 death of a teenager found inside a rolled-up gym mat at school has concluded that he There was no evidence of foul play after reviewing voluminous evidence collected by federal investigators. Classmates from Lowndes High School in Valdosta found …

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Faith-based adoption agencies that contract with the state of Michigan can refuse to place children in LGBT homes under a settlement filed in federal court Tuesday, months after the United States Supreme Court ruled for a Catholic charity in a similar case. The state Department of Health and Human Services said …

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Friday will never be the same. For those with the means in Dubai, the former first day of the weekend carried a tradition of gourmet feasting – an hour-long affair with an endless supply of seafood, pizza, desserts and Veuve Clicquot champagne. to pulsating music known simply in this …

Gov. Ned Lamont told Connecticut’s largest business group on Friday that he will make property tax relief a priority this year and leave any action on property tax relief to the General Assembly. Corporation tax. “I will present to the legislature a plan for significant property tax reform that particularly affects, I think, the middle …

January 20, 2022 Sometimes masks and social distancing aren’t enough. Sometimes, to avoid the risk of COVID-19, people avoid public places and spend more time at home. A new report on community mobility from Google, published on January 19, reveals that Connecticut residents took fewer risks in public spaces last month, with a substantial decrease …

Joining a spinning class is more than a workout, it’s about camaraderie. At least that’s what the Vice President of Experience at CycleBar Tevia Celli thinks. According to Celli, that’s the very thing that spin class participants lost when the COVID-19 pandemic shuttered studios for several months. “It’s great to be able to train at …

MANCHESTER/SIMSBURY, CT — This week, we make two trips to Hidden Gems in Connecticut that pay tribute to Martin Luther King Jr. Lt. Gov. Susan Bysiewicz was so impressed by one of them that she made it her holiday tribute photo. The MLK Memorial includes a series of glass panels that each discuss different aspects …

Among the signs of the sense of normalcy that is repopulating everyday life is the return of restaurant weeks. The Mohegan Sun Resort Casino in Uncasville, Connecticut has such a promotion for later this month. Taking place from January 23-27, their Restaurant Week brings together a number of high-profile casino dining destinations. The Italian restaurant …

ORANGE – Beloved owner of Chip’s Family Restaurant, known as much for his philanthropy as his pancake recipes, passed away “peacefully” on Monday in the arms of his sister and business partner Dina Bajko after a year-long battle with brain cancer. “Last night he gave me a present. He passed very peacefully in my arms, …

As cases of Covid-19 increase, reservations are declining at some restaurants. Now alfresco dining is the hot ticket as winter weather sets in. Among those rethinking indoor dining is Carol Sheridan. “No, not really anymore,” said Sheridan. She and her group hung an igloo to celebrate a birthday at Wood-n-Tap in Farmington on Sunday. “I …

STAMFORD – Elia Kazan’s 1947 film “Boomerang” opens with a photo of downtown Stamford. All of the old downtown features are in plain view. The actors climb the stepped steps of the old town hall; trees peek at present-day Columbus Park in the background; the camera passes the Stamford Savings Bank, then surrounded by other …

Text size Javier Torres / AFP / Getty Images The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has recommended Pfizer recall for young children as Covid-19 hospitalizations among children skyrocket across the country, and several US universities have adjusted their plans to return to campus in the middle an increase related to Omicron. Boosters were already …

HAUPPAUGE, NY, January 4, 2022 / PRNewswire / – Friendly restaurants, known for its iconic dishes such as Fribble Milkshake, Jim Dandy Sundae and delicious burgers and fondants, ends the year on a sweet note. Under new ownership, the restaurant franchise rolled out a new loyalty program, thrilled customers with new menu offerings while bringing …

CHOCTAW, Mississippi (AP) – A Native American child protection advocate will be the keynote speaker in February at an annual conference hosted by the only federally recognized Native American tribe in Mississippi. Sandy White Hawk will speak at the 10th Annual Indian Child Welfare Act Conference. The event will take place on February 16 at …

It’s not the New Year that everyone has been waiting for. An increase in COVID-19 cases driven by the new omicron variant has once again stifled plans for New Year’s celebrations locally and globally. Many planned events have either been canceled or reduced out of concern even as health officials warn of large gatherings over …

The countdown is on to 2022, but the surge of COVID-19 cases is changing plans. The organizers of First Night Hartford are happy to welcome their New Years Eve tradition back to Capitol City after it went virtual last year. But on Wednesday, they made some changes as Covid cases increased. “We started with 12 …

Delaware’s minimum wage will drop from $ 9.25 to $ 10.50 an hour starting in January. In June, lawmakers passed a bill to raise the minimum wage from more than a dollar a year until it reaches $ 15 an hour by 2025: $ 10.50 by 2022 $ 11.75 by 2023 $ 13.25 by 2024 …

Holiday sales grew at the fastest rate in 17 years, even as shoppers grappled with higher prices, product shortages and a new COVID-19 variant raging in the final weeks of the season , based on a measure of expenditure. Mastercard Spending Pulse, which tracks all kinds of payments including cash and debit cards, reported on …

Dec 24 2021, 12:41Updated 7h ago Through: News 12 Staff In this week’s Deep Dive, News 12’s Kristie Reeter takes a look at what the spending trends look like this year in Connecticut. In a News 12 poll, a majority of people in Connecticut said there had been no change, while 33% said they were …

BRIDGEPORT – Sonia Noyse, who runs 16-year-old Jamaican restaurant Sonia’s Kitchen on Reservoir Avenue, was not intimately involved in the steps he took to seek part of the $ 5 million in federal aid to coronaviruses distributed to small businesses by the city Hall. This task was assumed by his daughter. But Noyse has had …

McDonald’s will pay a former baseball player who owns several franchises $ 33.5 million to end a lawsuit he has filed against the company accusing him of racial discrimination. Herb Washington, who is black, owned more than a dozen restaurants in Ohio and Pennsylvania when he filed a complaint in February, saying the company had …

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) – South Korea will ban private social gatherings of five or more people nationwide and force restaurants to close at 9 p.m., deploying the country’s tightest coronavirus restrictions to this day as hospitals grapple with the deadliest month in the pandemic. Prime Minister Kim Boo-kyum said on Thursday that the new …

Dec 14 2021, 12:17Updated 1 hour ago Through: Associated press Philadelphia will require proof of COVID-19 vaccination to dine indoors at bars, restaurants, indoor sporting events and other food-related establishments starting Jan. 3, city and state officials said on Monday. public health. Public health director Cheryl Bettigole said Philadelphia has seen infection rates double in …

HARTFORD, Connecticut (AP) – Connecticut residents will soon be able to show their immunization status using a mobile phone app, although it is up to businesses, restaurants and other establishments to decide if this is necessary. Democratic Governor Ned Lamont announced on Friday that the app will be available by the end of the year. …

Some establishments already require proof of vaccination prior to entry. Now there will be a new way to deliver this information in Connecticut: a digital health identifier. The technology is similar to vaccine passports used in other states. Governor Ned Lamont announced on Friday that he would be in Connecticut by the end of the …

Thinking back to a year of local flavors, I wanted to revisit one of my favorite types of food: pizza. I had the pleasure of chatting with several owners and chefs who brought their culinary skills to share with their local communities. Everyone has their own incredible story, whether it’s traveling to the Land of …

GREENWICH, CT – The downtown business district of Greenwich will celebrate the Christmas spirit with a special walk on Greenwich Avenue on Thursday, December 9 from 5 to 8 p.m. The event is produced by Re-Imagine Greenwich. “This holiday season we can all do our part by buying locally. The Greenwich Holiday Stroll on December …

ST. PAUL, Minnesota (AP) – Van Harvieux doesn’t care about ambiance, tips or parking. Each customer of his restaurant is behind a wheel. No one comes inside, no one sits down, and no one dirties the tables for him to clean them. “For me, COVID has been very difficult and very positive,” Harvieux said, as …

Gofer Ice Cream’s new Ridgefield location opens on November 21. Contribution photo. The past few weeks have seen a flurry of new Fairfield County restaurants that have opened or are ready for a near start. But while this new wave of restaurants and takeout offers more dining options in the region, many businesses in the …

OLD SAYBROOK, CT (WFSB) – If it wasn’t already a tough time for the restaurant industry, they just received another blow. For Alex Foulkes, owner of the Penny Lane Pub in Old Saybrook, it was business as usual until one day it wasn’t. “As things went on, it seemed like in our community it was …

White Hut’s cheeseburger with grilled onions has been named Massachusetts’ best burger, according to Thrillist. “First of all, I love burgers from JM Curley, The Gallows, Eastern Standard, Craigie on Main and several others in my hometown,” Thrillist wrote of three Boston restaurants. “But the White Hut isn’t just my all-time favorite hamburger spot, it …

Customers, neighbors and longtime friends react with sadness after Chenango County’s iconic Silo Restaurant was destroyed by a rapid fire. The Moran Road company fire in the city of Coventry was reported early Sunday morning. READ MORE: Four-alarm fire reduces silo restaurant to ashes Firefighters from several departments fought the blaze for hours. No injuries …

Holiday shopping crowds were full as many customers looked to support and buy locally for Small Business on Saturday. A little holiday magic was on display in Middletown, which included a horse and carriage and pictures with Santa Claus. The rollout is part of the City’s 36th Annual Holiday on Main Street, also known as …

BRUSSELS (AP) – Belgium and the Netherlands are taking new measures on Friday to try to prevent a COVID-19 spike from spiraling out of control, hoping that action now will preserve the joys of Christmas next month. Belgian Prime Minister Alexander De Croo has had to step up measures for the second time in a …

HARTFORD, Connecticut (WTNH) – Small-business foodservices in Connecticut have been among the hardest hit during the pandemic. Over the past 20 months, the industry has lost $ 250 billion nationwide. On Wednesday, industry leaders launched “Dine Local”. Parkville Market in Hartford is a global hub for the world’s spices. The 20,000 square foot outdoor market …

WATERBURY, CT (WFSB) – Thanksgiving Eve is one of the biggest nights out for bars, and this year is expected to be even busier due to the easing of pandemic restrictions. Thanksgiving Eve has always been a great night for business at Scoreboard Bar & Grill. “We have a good crowd during the day and …

Tens of thousands of protesters, many of them far-right groups, marched through Vienna on Saturday after the Austrian government announced a nationwide lockdown from Monday to contain the surge in coronavirus infections. Protests against virus restrictions also took place in Switzerland, Croatia, Italy, Northern Ireland and the Netherlands on Saturday, a day after Dutch police …

After taking a year off for COVID, the rivalry is renewed between the Yale Bulldogs and Harvard Crimson. The two football teams will meet at the Yale Bowl on Saturday at noon. “Super excited. It’s a big weekend,” said Andy Yang, a sophomore from Los Angeles. Anthony Moir, general manager of a hotel called The …

WALLINGFORD, CT (WFSB) – A restaurant in Wallingford that was at risk of closing due to the pandemic is now getting the help it needs. The “Tap and Vine” dealt with personnel issues. Now, after help from the community and other restaurants, the restaurant will remain open. “I think if you look at previous interviews …

Tap & Vine in Wallingford feared it would have to close last Sunday as the restaurant struggled to find enough help to open. Now it looks like Tap & Vine will be able to stay open after candidates show up to fill the chef and line cook positions. Hector Samuel, the owner of Tap & …

A Wallingford restaurant owner, stressed by the staff shortage, warned customers that Sunday would be his last day if he couldn’t hire more people. But so-called competitors are mobilizing to help Tap & Vine. “There is no competition, we are all here to try to make money,” said Chris Nakis, owner of The Chuckwagon, also …

WASHINGTON (AP) – Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell expressed concern on Monday that the pandemic recession has had an unusually damaging economic effect on women, who have been forced to take on additional responsibilities in childcare, forcing many to quit their jobs. “As schools closed and childcare services closed during the worst of the pandemic, …

Savannah, Georgia Getty Images / iStockphoto Living in a college town means more than just being surrounded by a young population – these places are often teeming with cultural activities, educational opportunities, affordable restaurants, and sporting and community events. Perhaps that is why these are popular places for families and retirees. Sometimes getting it all …

TORRINGTON – Publishing their work can be a daunting task for writers, but for Katelyn Peterson, seeing her words in print is a dream come true. Peterson, a resident of Torrington, said the book took her five years to complete and nearly another year to publish. “I started the book in 2014 after the birth …

What there is to know Voters in Stamford, Connecticut’s fastest growing city, choose between a sitting state lawmaker and a former Major League Baseball manager on Tuesday for mayor of a community that has seen a significant influx of new ones arrivals during the pandemic. The contest pits Democratic state representative Caroline Simmons, who defeated …

ENFIELD, CT – I’m currently 19 and like many who left Enfield and left Connecticut after graduating from high school, I left because I perceived my hometown as lacking in opportunities. and dynamism, and that I had a slight distaste for the weather. I set off for the warm and sunny Southern California coast to …

JAY, Vermont (AP) – After a winter with mask warrants and restrictions on the number of people on ski lifts, ski resorts expect the coming season to look more like pre-pandemic days on tracks. All virus related protocols at resorts will vary depending on where they are located and the local health rules in place. …

WESTPORT – Restaurant Week did not deliver the desired results some participating restaurants had imagined, several restaurant owners and managers said, but it did allow them to see new and loyal customers. Restaurant Week, which started on October 17 and will run until October 31, is part of the ongoing “Eat Local” campaign to promote …

CLEVELAND, Ohio – Ohio’s most popular drive-through restaurant is… Moe’s Southwest Grill? Confused.com, a UK-based insurance comparison website, analyzed drive-thru restaurants. His conclusions for Ohio leave us a little… confused. Moe came out on top for Buckeye State. Moe’s, based in Atlanta, has 700 branches in the United States. It was founded in 2000. No …

CRA Press Release: 24 October 2021 The Connecticut Restaurant Association (CRA) today announced that its board of directors has finalized a new multi-year contract with current executive director Scott Dolch, who has led the CRA since 2018. Under the three-year agreement, Dolch will be promoted to a new role of President and CEO of the …

MEXICO CITY (AP) – An Indian-born San José, Calif., Woman was one of two foreign tourists killed in the apparent crossfire of a drug gang shooting at the Mexican resort town of Tulum on the Caribbean coast. Authorities in Quintana Roo, the state where Tulum, Playa del Carmen and Cancun are located, said one of …

CONNECTICUT – The growth of large cities in the United States has started to slow, and urban core counties are experiencing population declines for the first time in a decade. The spotlight is now on the suburbs and small towns. Few states handle this type of urban / suburban planning better than Connecticut. Personal finance …

And the trend has been somewhat controversial with headlines like: “More Martinis Espresso!” “Why Bartenders Hate the Hottest Drink on the Planet”, on Grubstreet and “How the Espresso Martini Became the World’s Most Famous Cocktail”, on The Guardian. So, has the trend reached nutmeg state? Some Connecticut bar professionals say so. Albert Greenwood, co-owner of …

San Francisco’s only In-N-Out Burger reopened after health officials forced it to close on October 14 for violating a new city health order. It is the first restaurant in the city to be closed for COVID-related violations, officials said. It has since reopened for take out only; as the establishment refuses to have staff check …

Welcome back, Milford. Here’s all the local news, events, and community messages you need for Tuesday, October 19. First of all, the weather forecast for the day: Sunny and windy. High: 66 Low: 57. Here are the best stories today in Milford: Milford Restaurant Inspection Results Released: Report: The city’s recent health department ranking of …

Special report October 17, 2021 12:00 If you are lucky you live near a high quality and reliable Chinese restaurant. And luckily, it seems the majority of Americans are pretty darn lucky in this regard. From coast to coast, there is no shortage of good places in China, and we’ve found the best in every …

Boston has serious local competition for restaurants and bars. There’s Portland, Maine, where some food enthusiasts go just to eat and drink; New Haven, Connecticut, for its exceptional pizza; and Providence, Rhode Island, which has something for everyone, including a range of options for Italian cuisine in the Federal Hill section of town. But did …

State Representative Doug Dubitsky R-Chaplin smiles during a visit to the Scottish Highland Games on Sunday, October 10, 2021, in Scotland, Connecticut. Since the COVID-19 pandemic struck, Dubitsky and Craig Fishbein, both politically conservative lawyers and Republican members of the state’s General Assembly have become the go-to team for groups seeking to sue Connecticut for …

In May 2020, acknowledging the crisis Connecticut restaurants were facing due to COVID-19, Governor Ned Lamont wisely eased restrictions on outdoor dining. The expansion of alfresco dining has been of great benefit to Stratford residents and restaurateurs. Diners appreciate the atmosphere and the added security of eating out. Restaurants have grown considerably and are much …

A recent survey released by the Connecticut Restaurant Association found that 88% of restaurant owners believe the COVID-19 Delta variant is slowing their business. HARTFORD, Connecticut – Colder temperatures coming in a few weeks, staff issues and rising costs – it’s the taste of reality for many restaurant owners in Connecticut. A recent survey released …

This week’s planning and zoning meeting will take place Wednesday at 5:00 p.m. on Zoom. (Usually P&Z meets on Tuesday, but because Monday is the Columbus Day holiday, the meeting has been moved forward one day). Church / Sherwood 8-30g The agenda kicks off with the controversial seven-story, 192-unit residential development on Church Street in …

DMBA press release: October 9, 2021 The Downtown Milford Business Association is hosting its 12th annual Wine Route, inviting attendees to savor a festive fall evening with a foodie walk through the city center, while enjoying the United Way. Wine Trail takes place on Saturday, October 16, 2021 at 5 p.m. in downtown Milford and …

Photo courtesy of Linda Laban From the point where the waters of Block Island Sound meet Long Island Sound on the Connecticut side, to where Long Island Sound meets the Atlantic Ocean on the New York side, these great restaurants are year round options for varied coastal meals. Photo courtesy of Read McKendree The halyard …

DANBURY, CT – Step outside and relax on your stone patio overlooking the fenced and flat backyard. Everything inside and out is in perfect condition. Here is the list as it originally appeared on Redfin.com: Address: 8 Lilac Ln, Danbury, CT Price: $ 589,900 Square feet: 2359 Bedrooms: 4 Bathrooms: 2.5 Listing Description: Perfection on …

Welcome back, Milford. Here’s all the local news, events, and community messages you need for Wednesday, October 6. First of all, the weather forecast for the day: Cloudy and sunny weather. High: 71 Low: 58. Here are the best stories in Milford today: Photos: Porches become the center of the party in Milford: Over 60 …