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Thomaston Savings Bank Branch Manager Gabriel Sousa (left), Power Surge 4-H Robotics Team President Steven LeClerc and mentor Brian LeClerc are pictured outside the Bethlehem branch of Thomaston Savings Bank with the new Power Surge 4-H Robotics team trailer. The trailer was purchased for th…

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TORRINGTON — SCORE Northwest Connecticut is seeking volunteers to work with small businesses.

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SOUTHBURY — In response to the state’s reopening protocol for Covid-19 outlined in Gov. Ned Lamont’s Executive Order No 7MM, the town has approved a simple, no-fee, fast-track process for food service establishments who seek to offer outside dining or to expand existing outside dining.

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Sewing machines are whirring away to help those on the front lines of the pandemic, but machines need to be fed. Judie Ricciardi, owner of the interior design studio Put It Together in Woodbury, donated cotton twill for the masks that have been shared with firefighters across the state. Here…

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WATERBURY — As the positive impact of social distancing begins to flatten the curve for Covid-19 cases in the region, St. Mary’s Hospital, a member of Trinity Health of New England, is ramping up select critical services and elective surgeries to provide clinically necessary care for the hea…

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SOUTHBURY — The Office of Economic Development is hosting a weekly series of webinars to assist the local business and nonprofit community as they prepare to reopen.

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WATERTOWN-WOODBURY — Tribury Rotary is a beneficiary of LaBonne’s Market Cash for Charities program.

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TORRINGTON — SCORE Northwest Connecticut is seeking volunteers to work with small businesses.

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WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Small Business Administration Administrator Jovita Carranza announced on Monday, May 4, that agricultural businesses are now eligible for SBA’s Economic Injury Disaster Loan and EIDL Advance programs.

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SOUTHBURY — Guitar instructor Alex Faulkner and piano instructor Stephanie Biello are celebrating 10 years as owners of Southbury Music Studio, Southbury Plaza, 100 Main St. South. The pair met in college, where Ms. Biello was studying for her master’s degree in music, and both were teaching…

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TORRINGTON — SCORE Northwest Connecticut is seeking volunteers to work with small businesses.

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SOUTHBURY — The Economic Development Commission and the Office of Economic Development are conducting a survey of local businesses over the next two weeks.

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SOUTHBURY — The Office of Economic Development has put together a resource information page for local businesses to better understand the available assistance programs on the town, state and federal level.

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SOUTHBURY – COMSAT, Inc., has ratified an agreement with ABS, a global satellite operator, to enhance and strengthen the COMSAT global network.

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BRIAN J. DIVITO, retired investment executive, Ion Bank, has been elected to join the Board of Corporators at Ion Financial, MHC.

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NANCY RAGOZZINO, president, Ragozzino Foods, will serve as ambassador and advocate for Ion Financial, MHC and its subsidiaries Ion Bank, Ion Insurance and Ion Investments in her newly elected role on the Board of Corporators at Ion Financial, MHC.

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REBECCA ZANDVLIET, owner, Coldwell Banker Realty 2000, was elected to the Board of Corporators at Ion Financial, MHC

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CATE GRADY-BENSON, vice president and volunteer, Farmington Land Trust, was recently elected to join the Board of Corporators at Ion Financial, MHC.

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DERBY — Representatives from Valley Community Foundation, Valley United Way, Greater Valley Chamber of Commerce and the Valley Council of Health & Human Services have announced that 19 grants totaling $78,800 have been distributed to 18 organizations from the Valley Community COVID-19 Re…

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HARTFORD — Gov. Ned Lamont, Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo of New York and Gov. Phil Murphy of New Jersey announced on April 20 that marinas, boatyards and marine manufacturers in their states will be allowed to open for personal use as long as strict social distancing and sanitization protocols are f…

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MONROE – The following property transfers were recorded in the town clerk’s office during March.

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MIDDLEBURY — Quassy Amusement and Waterpark, 2132 Middlebury Rd., has developed several responses to the coronavirus pandemic, some new and some successful enhancements of their existing student outreach efforts.

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HARTFORD — Gov. Ned Lamont has announced that the nonprofit organization AdvanceCT plans to form a panel of experts from within the state’s medical and business community that will consult with and advise his administration with respect to reopening Connecticut’s economy as the nation emerge…

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NEWTOWN — The following land transfers were recorded in the office of the town clerk during March.

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MIDDLEBURY — The following land transfers were recorded in the office of the town clerk during February.

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MIDDLEBURY-SOUTHBURY — When local residents learned about the shortage of basic protective equipment for healthcare workers, some jumped into action. Maureen Nee and Christine Koobatian, both of whom have have husbands employed by Nuvance Health, reached out to businesses in Southbury and Mi…

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NEWTOWN — The Economic and Community Development Department has invited the town’s non-profit organizations to participate in the Neighborhood Assistance Act program, which could mean tax benefits for business donors who give to non-profit organizations in town.

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MIDDLEBURY — The Economic and Industrial Development Commission met Tuesday, March 24, to consider design plans for Cumberland Farms at the intersection of Park Road and Straits Turnpike. The commissioners unanimously agreed to recommend the proposed building design and site plan to the Plan…

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WATERTOWN-WOODBURY — Tribury Rotary is a beneficiary of LaBonne’s Market Cash for Charities program.

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Kate MacLaren, a Litchfield native, was recently hired as a museum assistant. Prior to starting her position at the Gunn, she completed an internship at the Hill-Stead Museum in Farmington and at Canterbury Shaker Village in New Hampshire. She also worked in the university’s archives at Roch…

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Due to the Covid 19 coronavirus pandemic, the U.S. Postal Service has changed its operating hours and procedures for receiving mail deliveries by truck at local post offices. As a result, the issue of Voices that you expect to see in your mailbox on Wednesday may arrive a day later. Please n…

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WOODBURY – The following property transfers were recorded in the town clerk’s office during February.