Sales Tax Free Week Starts Sunday

This Sunday (8/19) here in Connecticut , the annual suspension of the state's sales tax on clothing and footwear begins! This will be the 18th year the state has eliminated the 6.35% sales tax on most clothing and shoes priced under $100. You can take advantage of this through Saturday, August 25th...
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Tell Me Something Good About Connecticut August 14th, 2018

TELL ME SOMETHING GOOD ABOUT CONNECTICUT IS BROUGHT TO YOU BY: Vernon Manor Even though it’s still summer, autumn is everywhere. You can tell just by all the families doing their back-to-school shopping. For a lot of college students, that means packing up and moving to another state – and leaving...
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Tell Me Something Good About Connecticut August 7th, 2018

TELL ME SOMETHING GOOD ABOUT CONNECTICUT IS BROUGHT TO YOU BY: Vernon Manor Connecticut is home to one of the most iconic names in business – Stanley-Black-and-Decker – which just celebrated its one-hundred-seventy-fifth anniversary. And for those one-hundred-seventy-five years, they’ve been making...
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Be On The Lookout For Bobcat Collars

Last year, the Connecticut DEEP Fish & Wildlife Division initiated a project to study bobcats in Connecticut . That study included trapping and placing GPS collars and yellow ear tags on 50 bobcats. Today, August 1st, those collars were programmed to automatically detach from the bobcats...
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Income Inequality In Connecticut Is 3rd Largest In The Nation

A new study released by the Economic Policy Institute (EPI) , shows the nation is facing a level of income inequality not seen in 90 years. And the worst of it is in New York , which led all states with the top 1 percent holding 31 percent of the income, followed by Florida at 28.5 percent, and...
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Tell Me Something Good About Connecticut July 17th

Ground Control To Major Tom. Did you know that Connecticut is known as Aerospace Alley? It’s true. Connecticut is known around the world for Pratt & Whitney jet engines, Sikorsky helicopters, and all the contributions companies like Kaman and U-T-C make to our space program. And in Tourism, It...
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Apple Phone Scam Targets Connecticut Residents

A nationwide scam, where callers pose as being from Apple , has been targeting I-Phone users in Connecticut recently. The FBI and U.S. Marshals Service have released official alerts regarding the rash of fraudulent phone calls claiming to be from AppleCare . In fact, Apple, Inc. may even show up on...
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Tell Me Something Good About Connecticut July 10th, 2018

TELL ME SOMETHING GOOD ABOUT CONNECTICUT IS BROUGHT TO YOU BY: Vernon Manor During the summer, you’re probably thinking more about how to take full advantage of the longer days, warm weather and sunshine, and less about nights hunkered down in front of the television. But it won’t be long before...
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A Visit To The Harriet Beecher Stowe House

This past Saturday, my wife and I took advantage of CT Open House Day and visited a couple of places we've been wanting to check out for some time. One of those was the Harriet Beecher Stowe Center in Hartford . Because admission was free, the tour was an abbreviated one, so we'll definitely be...
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The 10 Best High Schools In Connecticut

U.S. News & World Report teamed up with a non-profit social science research firm from North Carolina , RTI International , to rank schools based on how well they serve all their students, not just those going to college. A four-step process was used to determine the best. The first three steps...
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