Category: Business

Department of Consumer Protection Publishes Policies and Procedures for the Regulation of Adult-Use Cannabis

The Department of Consumer Protection announced last Friday that it has published Policies and Procedures pertaining to Public Act 21-1 An Act Concerning Responsible And Equitable Regulation Of Adult-Use Cannabis. The policies and procedures for the regulation of Adult-Use Cannabis will become effective October 16, 2021. The policies and procedures are the provisions necessary to…

On the stage of your house!

As seen in Norwalk Plus magazine, Summer 2021 Lights… camera… sale! Selling your home is a complex and important deal and one of the crucial elements of getting the best offer is presentation. So, here are some expert home staging tips and essential steps you might want to take to get the best possible offers,…

Connecticut Attorney General Tong warns consumers in the state to be vigilant of price gouging ahead of Hurricane Henri

Hartford, CT – As Hurricane Henri heads for Connecticut, Attorney General William Tong is warning Connecticut consumers to be vigilant of price gouging and price hikes. During states of emergency, price gouging is illegal and this includes in demand items such as generators and gas. “Price gougers take advantage of our fear. We’re all worried…

Eversource Increases Number of Possible Power Outages as Connecticut Braces for Hurricane Henri, restorations could go 8 to 21 days

Company to declare an Emergency Response Plan Level 2; 50 to 69% of customers could lose power; restorations could go 8 to 21 days BERLIN, Conn. (August 21, 2021) – With Hurricane Henri expected to make landfall early Sunday morning along Connecticut’s shoreline, Eversource is increasing the number of possible outages the storm could cause.…

CTDOL: Unemployment rate drops, state added estimated 9,400 jobs in July

Wethersfield, CT – Connecticut Department of Labor (CTDOL) Interim Commissioner Danté Bartolomeo on Thursday announced that the state’s unemployment rate dropped to an estimated 7.3% in July from the revised 7.7% rate in June. With the three-month average unemployment rate below 8.0%, Connecticut is anticipated to trigger off the federal High Extended Benefits program. The…

First County Bank Expands Commercial Lending Division

STAMFORD, CT – First County Bank expands its commercial banking division, with the hiring of Tripp Moore and Robert O’Brien, as Vice President, Commercial Banking Officers. Moore and O’Brien, who have over 30 years of combined commercial lending experience, will be responsible for developing new commercial relationships for the Bank by providing customized lending and…

Governor Lamont announces Connecticut receives first credit rating upgrade in more than 20 years

HARTFORD, CT – Governor Ned Lamont on Wednesday announced that Moody’s Investors Service has upgraded Connecticut’s General Obligation bonds credit rating from “A1” to “Aa3,” making it the first credit rating upgrade the state has received since February 2001. “This upgrade from Moody’s is the first for our state in more than 20 years and…