Connecticut Battles Coronavirus Price Gouging — Walmart and Amazon Under Fire

Price Gouging Price gouging is up over the past week as communities across Connecticut react to the coronavirus, according to the Better Business Bureau. BBB has seen an increase in complaints from consumers about price gouging for critical items such as bottled water, hand sanitizer, face masks, and food supplies as “social distancing” restrictions go … Continue reading Connecticut Battles Coronavirus Price Gouging — Walmart and Amazon Under Fire

Free Plastic Bags are Back in Connecticut During Coronavirus Crisis

Many grocery stores are telling customers not to bring reusable bags to shop over concerns they could carry coronavirus into the stores. In response to that, Gov. Ned Lamont announced Thursday that he was lifting the 10-cent tax on single-use plastic bags. The order enables stores to once again provide the single-use bags for free. The … Continue reading Free Plastic Bags are Back in Connecticut During Coronavirus Crisis

American Pickers are Coming to Connecticut — Seeks Collections

Mike Wolfe, Frank Fritz, and the team of the History Channel’s “American Pickers” will be traveling through Connecticut this summer with plans to film episodes of the show locally at the end of May. “American Pickers” is a documentary series that explores the world of antique picking. The show follows Mr. Wolfe and Mr. Fritz, … Continue reading American Pickers are Coming to Connecticut — Seeks Collections

Emergency Relief Funds for Small Businesses & Nonprofits Available Now

The Connecticut Recovery Bridge Loan Program will provide emergency cash flow relief to small businesses and nonprofits negatively impacted by COVID-19. Through this program, Connecticut is now offering qualifying organizations with 100 or fewer employees access to no-interest loans. The results of a recent survey conducted by the Department of Economic and Community Development (DECD) found that the … Continue reading Emergency Relief Funds for Small Businesses & Nonprofits Available Now

40 Partygoers in Connecticut Exposed to Coronavirus, Spreads Across the US

40 people who attended a farewell party in Connecticut in early March were exposed to Covid-19 after a partygoer was confirmed to have the virus. The Westport party is a story of how, in the Gilded Age of money, social connectedness and air travel, a pandemic has spread at lightning speed. The partygoers — more than half of whom … Continue reading 40 Partygoers in Connecticut Exposed to Coronavirus, Spreads Across the US

Booze Business is Booming: Connecticut Liquor Sales Spike

As the coronavirus outbreak has caused an economic hardship across Connecticut as many small businesses have been ordered to close their doors, one particular type of business has thrived: liquor stores. Bottles have flown off the shelves at many wine, beer, and liquor stores. Several shops reported an uptick this week, as cases of coronavirus … Continue reading Booze Business is Booming: Connecticut Liquor Sales Spike

Connecticut Gas Prices Drop Below $2/Gallon, Find a Station Next to You

With the national average at $2.12, pump prices are, on average, 50-cents less than this time last year. Crude oil is the biggest driver of the less expensive gas prices. In the last week, crude oil prices dropped to $22/bbl – a low not seen since 2002. Crude oil accounts for nearly 60% of the … Continue reading Connecticut Gas Prices Drop Below $2/Gallon, Find a Station Next to You

Take a Hike! DEEP: Connecticut Parks and Forests Are Open For “Solitary Outdoor Enjoyment”

While Gov. Ned Lamont is urging Connecticut residents to stay home to minimize the spread of COVID-19, the state parks and forest remain open — as long as visitors practice social distancing. The state Department of Energy and Environment Protection said the trails and grounds of all state parks and forests are open for “solitary outdoor enjoyment.” … Continue reading Take a Hike! DEEP: Connecticut Parks and Forests Are Open For “Solitary Outdoor Enjoyment”

Cumberland Farms Shuts Down Self-Serve Coffee and Food Due to Coronavirus Concerns

Cumberland Farms patrons will not longer be able to pour and prepare their own coffee as well as other beverages and food as the convenience store company adjusts its policies to help stop the spread of coronavirus. George Fournier President of Cumberland Farms said the chain is closely following state, federal, and CDC guidelines and will take … Continue reading Cumberland Farms Shuts Down Self-Serve Coffee and Food Due to Coronavirus Concerns

Litchfield Distillery Temporary Switches From Spirits to Disinfectant Alcohol Spray

Litchfield Distillery in Litchfield, Conn. has ceased normal production of its spirits to instead provide a public service: free disinfectant alcohol spray. When hand sanitizer started flying of the shelves due to coronavirus, Litchfield Distillery partner Jack Baker said it made sense for his company to take action. "Our industry makes high proof spirits and there … Continue reading Litchfield Distillery Temporary Switches From Spirits to Disinfectant Alcohol Spray