Lamont says fully reopening bars in mid-July must ‘take a pause’

Lamont says fully reopening bars in mid-July must ‘take a pause’Lamont says fully reopening bars in mid-July must ‘take a pause’

Gov. Ned Lamont shut the door Thursday on a full-scale reopening of Connecticut bars in mid-July, though he said a formal announcement won’t come until next week.

ECHN consolidating Glastonbury outpatient space.

Raytheon subsidiary receives $15M Defense contract.

Hartford’s Nassau Financial Group acquires NY life insurer.

Top CEOs, including some from CT, taking lead in police reform.

Insurtech Hartford announces winners for Innovation Challenge.

Hartford Athletic to play 16-game season; USL aiming for July 11 opener.

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‘Zooming’ their way to a special session on police reforms.

The Zoom calls last as long as four hours. They link two Democrats and two Republicans assigned to craft a bipartisan police accountability bill in the midst of the pandemic that forced Connecticut lawmakers from the State Capitol in March.

The Only Way is Forward: Supporting Communities During COVID-19.

In times like these, our country is supported by many types of heroes: health care workers, teachers, caretakers, cleaning staff, food servers and grocers, local activists, and more.

Horizon beefs up capital for lending.

Specialty lender Horizon Technology Finance Corp. said it has amended and extended its credit line with a major insurer, giving the Farmington-based company $100 million of additional lending capacity.

CT ends longstanding dispute with federal tax officials over big state pensions.

Connecticut has resolved a longstanding dispute with the Internal Revenue Service regarding six-figure state pensions that exceed federal caps — but it doesn’t mean aggregate benefits will be going down anytime in the near future.

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Yale University to open campus without sophomores in fall and without freshmen in spring.

Yale University will reopen in the fall without sophomores living on campus and then will be open in the spring without freshmen living on campus in an attempt to slow the spread of coronavirus, Yale’s president and provost announced in a letter to the community.

Goodwin, Paier and Sacred Heart to establish presence at U. of Bridgeport.

Two universities and a college entered into an agreement with the University of Bridgeport to establish a presence on Bridgeport’s campus, and possibly honor academic credits earned at each others’ institutions.

West Hartford pharmacy penalized $150K for losing thousands of drug doses.

A West Hartford pharmacy has agreed to pay a penalty of $150,000 to resolve claims that it lost thousands of doses of a prescription drug meant to treat anxiety and panic disorders, prosecutors say.

Distributor leases space in Wallingford.

A global industrial distributor of pipe, valves and fittings is moving into a 34,600-square-foot space in Wallingford.

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As revenues plunge, St. Francis Hospital parent announces layoffs, more furloughs.

Facing an expected revenue decline of $2 billion this year because of the COVID-19 crisis, the Michigan-based parent of Trinity Health of New England, a four-hospital regional health system anchored by St. Francis Hospital and Medical Center in Hartford, says it is laying off staff and enacting other cost-cutting measures.

$1.8B hospital settlement headed for court signoff.

The federal government has given all the needed approvals to a $1.8 billion deal between the Lamont administration and the Connecticut Hospital Association that would settle years of litigation over the state’s levy on hospital revenue.

CT to provide $33M for landlord, rental, homeowner assistance; Lamont extends eviction moratorium.

The state says it’s dedicating more than $33 million in state and federal funding to provide financial relief to renters, homeowners and residential landlords impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.

HBJ Publisher Zwiebel sells stake in company; Chief Revenue Officer Curtin to lead Hartford, New Haven pubs.

Hartford Business Journal founding Publisher Joe Zwiebel has sold his interest in the company to Chief Revenue Officer Tom Curtin.

Buffeted by COVID-19, CT universities must retain students to keep finances afloat.

With Connecticut’s public universities scrambling to reopen in seven weeks, officials are beset with uncertainty.

Lamont: Surging COVID-19 cases in other states could prevent mid-July reopening of CT’s bars.

Gov. Ned Lamont warned Monday he’s reconsidering reopening bars in mid-July as new data shows the coronavirus spreading quickly in other parts of the nation, including in states that border the Northeast.

Hartford rent prices down 1.1% during COVID-19 pandemic.

Rent prices in Hartford, which is expected to add more than 400 downtown apartments this year, have declined 1.1% since COVID-19 began to sweep across the state in mid-March, a new report shows.

Global staffing agency to debut Hartford office.

An international staffing agency based in Ireland says it’s launching a new office in Hartford.

Johnson wins 2020 Travelers Championship crown; tournament donates $1.6M to area charities.

Dustin Johnson captured the 2020 Travelers Championship title on Sunday at a fanless TPC River Highlands in Cromwell.

Dispenser maker Aptar to close Torrington, Stratford plants.

In a move the company says pre-dated the COVID crisis, a maker of injection-molded plastic fragrance and lotion containers and pump tops will shutter its manufacturing facilities in Stratford and Torrington.

New report shows 64 nursing home staffers recently had COVID-19.

Sixty-four nursing home staffers spread across 37 facilities have recently contracted the coronavirus, according to new statistics released Friday by Gov. Ned Lamont’s administration.

CT has an opportunity to tackle housing segregation. It appears to be taking a pass.

On a recent Sunday, protesters marched through the center of Weston, a small, wealthy town in southwest Connecticut. They chanted “no justice, no peace” and raised handwritten signs that read “Black Lives Matter” and “Silence is Violence.”

CT, RI are the only U.S. states reporting a decline in new coronavirus cases.

Only two US states are reporting a decline in new coronavirus cases compared to last week — Connecticut and Rhode Island.

Amid ‘lightning-in-a-bottle’ developments, East Windsor eyes 138 acres of historic farmland for future growth.

There are a few types of developments that don’t come along often or ever for most towns, but East Windsor has two of them in the works.

Rocky Hill photonics team shifts entrepreneurial focus, setting sights on cancer treatment.

Over the past 13 years, two longtime friends and a small team based in Rocky Hill have broken their way into the global energy sector, developing acoustic and fiber-optic sensors and software that have enabled more efficient production in mile-deep oil and gas wells as well as improved monitoring of electric grid cables.

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