New Haven, CT Business


State to thousands who got unemployment money: Give it back

Kristina Nigro spent the past year and a half like many Connecticut residents: out of work. As the coronavirus pandemic set in, Nigro was furloughed from her job as a dog trainer, a position that required her to travel throughout the state and enter several people’s homes each day. And that temporary leave later became permanent, she said.
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Housing Report Shows Smaller Connecticut Towns Keep Out Affordable Housing

Affordable housing has become more available in Connecticut’s cities — but not as much in small towns, according to a report on nearly two decades of housing data in the state. A housing advocacy group called The Partnership for Strong Communities looked at 19 years of state data to see...
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Middletown Press

Newtown colonial circa 1840 on the market for $1.2M

The updated Colonial at 11 Tory Lane in Newtown is a study in well-considered contrast. Built in 1840, the renovated and expanded main home preserves exposed hand-hewn beams, plaster walls and two brick fireplaces, while the grounds include a heated, in-ground pool, outdoor shower and cabana. There is also a fore pit, field of wildflowers and a space to practice yoga or turn into a potential Airbnb, according to listing agents Lainie Floyd and Mersene Norbom of William Pitt Sotheby’s International Realty.
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Norwalk Hour

Weston residents approve sale of 85 acres for open space

WESTON — Town residents voted overwhelmingly to approve the sale of the 85-acre Fromson Strassler property to Aspetuck Land Trust for $1,143,750. The sale will allow the trust to preserve the parcel of land forever as open space. Weston residents voted 680-55 in favor of the sale, during a machine...
Norwalk Hour

Best Buy closing Meriden Mall store next month, cites expired lease

Electronics retailer Best Buy will close its store in the lover level of the Meriden Mall at the end of next month, according to a spokesman for the Minnesota-based company. Kevin Flanagan, a company spokesman, said the Meriden location at 470 Lewis Ave. will close Oct. 30. The lease on Best Buy’s mall location had come to an end and the company elected not to renew, according to Flanagan.

Cosgrove Discusses Amazon’s Preliminary Plans for Branford

Amazon is eyeing dormant commercial property off Branford’s Exit 53 as the site for a 98,000 square-foot facility that would employ 100 and deploy “last mile” van delivery of products ordered through the e-commerce giant. Commercial Parkway currently provides access to commercial locations including including Wal*Mart, Vox Church, Branford Cue & Brew and a newly constructed commercial building at the site of the former Cherry Hill Lanes. (Photo by Pam Johnson/The Sound)

EDITORIAL: Best Buy to leave Meriden Mall

Developments at the Meriden Mall over the past few years have not always been encouraging. Trends were already heading in a direction away from malls when the coronavirus pandemic hit, and the virus had an obvious impact on places where gathering in person was the point. As the Record-Journal reported...

Hastings Capital sells five-acre parcel at Enterprise Park at Calverton for $400,000 per acre

Riverhead, NY Hastings Capital has sold a five-acre vacant parcel of land for $400,000 per acre at Enterprise Park at Calverton (EPCAL) to Calverton Fields, LLC owned by Apple Honda Dealership. This amount represents the largest amount paid per acre for land with 15-17% coverage at this time. EPCAL is a planned redevelopment of a 2,900-acre property, formerly known as the Naval Weapons Industrial Reserve Plant at Calverton. The land was amassed by the Navy in the 1950s and leased to the Grumman Corp. for final assembly and flight-testing of military aircraft.
Bristol Press

Bysiewicz visits Bristol Farmers Market to stress its benefits, importance

BRISTOL -- Connecticut Lt. Gov. Susan Bysiewicz visited the Bristol Farmers Market Saturday morning to meet with local vendors, farmers and city officials to discuss the importance of such markets across the state. “I grew up on a farm in Middletown so I always love meeting farmers,” said Bysewicz. “Agriculture...
Middletown Press

Eversource conducting infrared helicopter inspections in Central Connecticut

BERLIN — Eversource will be conducting aerial inspections of high-voltage electrical equipment on rights of way in the central part of the state, including Durham and Middlefield. This inspection is an important part of the company’s ongoing commitment to providing reliable electric service, according to a press release. The work...