Business Spotlight: City Bench

By Kathy Brown. Is there a tree that you love on your property, but it must be taken down either because it sustained storm damage, or a beetle is destroying it? Do you wish there was a way to immortalize that tree? There is. And the solution is right here in Higganum. City Bench was […]

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Troopers: Hi-Way Package Store Larceny Investigation

Trooper reports reflect arrests, not convictions. Visit www.jud2.ct.gov/crdockets/SearchByDefDisp.aspx to learn the outcomes of criminal and motor vehicle arrests. There is an investigation into a larceny of several bottles of liquor from the Hi-Way Package store at 18 Killingworth Road, Higganum on October 12, 2018. The suspect is described as a black male, approximately 25 to 30 […]

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New Cottage Food Law

Dear Friends & Neighbors, I am proud to share with you that this session, the General Assembly passed legislation that advocates for small businesses and cottage food producers. This new law will set up the process for cottage food producers to get licensed, sell their products and comply with food safety regulations. The legislation went […]

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Conn. Achieves Top Tier Energy Efficiency Ranking

Submitted by Mitch Gross, Eversource. Connecticut Achieves Top-Tier Energy Efficiency Ranking ACEEE’s 12th annual State Energy Efficiency Scorecard released today  BERLIN, Conn. (October 4, 2018) – The American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE) today announced that Connecticut ranked fifth in its 2018 State Energy Efficiency Scorecard, moving up one spot from last year. The […]

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Ziobron Endorsed by NFIB

October 1, 2018 The NFIB* Connecticut PAC has announced its endorsement of Melissa Ziobron for the Connecticut General Assembly in this November’s election. The NFIB CT PAC believes that Ms. Ziobron is committed to the needs of thousands of Main Street small businesses, farms and their employees in Connecticut. In response to the announcement, Ms. […]

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Free Professional Training/Classes Offered by Middlesex Chamber

Submitted by Mike Fallon, Middlesex Chamber of Commerce. Free Professional Training & Development Program Classes Offered by Middlesex Chamber, New Option Available to Learn Online (Middletown, CT.) Chairman Jay Polke of the Middlesex County Chamber of Commerce announced that the chamber once again plans to offer the free “Professional Training & Development Program” in fall of […]

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Open Bus: Sat 9/29/18

This is about three friends who graduated Haddam-Killingworth High School in 2017 and went off to college in different directions. Luc to Miami, FL, Marcus to Kingston, RI, and Kyle to Keene, NH. During their freshman year in college they communicated often, most of the time discussing their ideas of starting a business where they […]

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Business Spotlight: Halfinger Farms

By Kathy Brown. (August 29, 2018) — John Halfinger, who was born and raised in Haddam, and his wife Jennifer started Halfinger Farms on Candlewood Hill Road in the mid-1980s. It started with a pick your own strawberry farm, which they managed for 15 years, then they built a greenhouse in the spring of 1996, […]

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