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  • Town Attorney Reviews Prevailing Wage Implications With Council

    As a means of educating and updating town officials ahead of a period of expanded capital projects including a new Hook & Ladder fire company headquarters, Parent Connection office, and community center, Town Attorney David Grogins appeared before the Legislative Council February 19 to review the implications of Connecticut’s Prevailing Wage law.

  • Free Seminar On State Business Assistance Slated

    Connecticut’s Department of Economic and Community Development and Department of Labor have helped hundreds of small business people achieve their goals. Those agencies will participate in an outreach seminar providing Newtown and area business owners a breakdown of the various programs the state has to offer in efforts to help small businesses succeed and grow.

    The free seminar is set for Tuesday, December 10, from 8:30 to 10 am, at the C.H. Booth Library Meeting Room

  • CT Lost 6,000 Jobs In August; July Gains Smaller Than Reported

    The state Labor Department threw some cold water Thursday on Connecticut’s optimistic job outlook.

    The department not only reported a 6,000-job decline in August, but scaled back the 11,500-job gain it announced in July by more than 16 percent.

    Despite the job losses, Connecticut’s unemployment rate remained unchanged in August at 8.1 percent. That’s because the number of people actively seeking employment also fell last month.