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Weston Historical Society Installs Sculpture Garden Featuring Art by the late Daniel E. Offutt, III

WESTON, CT – The Weston Historical Society has recently installed the Daniel E. Offutt, III Sculpture Garden at the Coley Homestead located at 104 Weston Road. The sculpture garden has been funded by a $10,000 grant from the Daniel E. Offutt, III Charitable Trust and features five sculptures created by the late Weston philanthropist, Daniel…

Murphy Applauds Inclusion of Rail Funding in American Jobs Plan

HARTFORD, CT – U.S. Senator Chris Murphy (D-Conn.), a member of the U.S. Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, and Related Agencies, on Wednesday applauded the inclusion of rail funding in the American Jobs Plan as laid out by the Biden administration this morning: “The rail funding proposed in President Biden’s American…

Payroll jobs post slight January 2021 decline (-100): unemployment rate at 8.1% on newly benchmarked data

WETHERSFIELD, CT – Connecticut payroll employment was essentially unchanged in January 2021, dropping just 100 jobs (‑0.01%) after a revised 4,600 (‑0.3%) decrease in December 2020. This is the third monthly job loss after six consecutive seasonally adjusted monthly jobs gains. Statewide employment is now 127,300 (-7.5%) positions lower than a year ago at 1,570,700…

Governor Lamont announces launch of DMV’s new web portal that continues to add more online services for customers

HARTFORD, CT – Governor Ned Lamont on Tuesday announced that the Connecticut Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) has launched a revitalized web portal for the agency that also increases the number of transactions customers are able to complete online. New online services added during this launch include the ability to request a duplicate driver’s license,…

The Salvation Army Welcomes New Leaders to CT & RI

The Salvation Army is pleased to welcome its new Divisional Leaders, Majors Debra and Steven Ashcraft to the Southern New England Division, serving Connecticut and Rhode Island. Major Debra Ashcraft will be the new Divisional Commander and Major Steven Ashcraft will be the Divisional Secretary for Ministry Development. Majors Debra and Steven Ashcraft most recently…

“Connecticut’s Role in World War I”  Virtual Lecture by Christine Pittsley of the CT State Library – Hosted by the Weston Historical Society

WESTON, CT – As a lead-in to the Weston Historical Society’s 1920s exhibit, which will open later this year, the society is organizing a virtual lecture series that will explore events that influenced and shaped the Roaring 20s. The first virtual lecture, “Connecticut’s Role in World War I”, will be presented by Christine Pittsley of…