Pier 1 to go out of Business and Close All 540 stores — 8 in CT

Pier 1, the seller of wicker chairs and scented candles, said it will go out of business and permanently close all 540 of its stores. The Fort Worth, Texas- based company said Tuesday that it was unable to find a buyer for its business after filing for bankruptcy protection earlier this year. It will start […]

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Connecticut Men Need a Haircut: Tips

There is a lot more to think about right now than hair but it’s more than just hair. It’s also about the people that do hair. One of the many industries impacted by the coronavirus is hair and beauty services. Even before public health orders closed down barbershops and hair salons in some states, many […]

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From Dark Coronavirus Places, Beautiful Things Still Grow

Here’s a message to all the essential workers; to the delivery drivers, mail carriers, utility workers, elder care specialists, police officers, truckers, farmers, security guards, warehouse workers, first responders, veterinarians, mechanics, grocery store employees, bus drivers, gas station attendants and people who drive the bulldozer at the dump: THANK YOU for all you do! We […]

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10 things you can do to manage coronavirus at home

As the coronavirus outbreak spreads, you or someone in your household may get sick. Matthew Reynolds with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says there are steps you can take to help prevent the disease from spreading to people in your home and community. 1. Stay home People who are mildly sick with COVID-19 […]

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This Gargantuan Connecticut Cocktail Trail is a Must do. You Can Really Feel The Effervescence!

The Cocktail Culture has found a warm and welcoming home in Connecticut, where restaurants and other destinations have embraced all the wonders that a bartender armed with a shaker and the perfect ingredients can work. CT Visit developed the Connecticut Signature Cocktail Trail by incorporating professional opinions with the results of our own social media […]

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2020 Census: Hiring Event Offers $25 Per Hour Jobs in Terryville

Uncle Sam wants you to participate in the 2020 Census … and not just as a citizen who fills out the form. The Census Bureau is hiring up to 500,000 temporary, part-time census takers for the 2020 Census in communities across the country. A representative from Census 2020 will be at the Terryville Public Library […]

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Historic Buildings of Harwinton: Abijah Catlin II House

Abijah Catlin II (1747-1813) built the house at 1 Harmony Hill Road in Harwinton c. 1760-1765. Land in the area had been granted to his father, Abijah Catlin I (1715-1778) in 1739, soon after the Town of Harwinton was formed in 1737. In addition to the house, which he operated as an inn, Catlin also built a store just to the west on the same […]

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This is Where the First Pay Phone in Connecticut Was

Though cell phones and other pocket technology have rendered public phones nearly obsolete, there was once a time when the classic payphone was a novel, necessary invention. William Gray invented the first pay phone in 1889. It was installed in a bank in Hartford, Connecticut. His innovation allowed everyday people who couldn’t afford their own phones to […]

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