Category: business

Sponsorships help fund festival festivities

By TAYLOR MURCHISON-GALLAGHER STAFF WRITER While residents will spend the weekend experiencing “Bushels of Family Fun,” several companies and their representatives will be enjoying the festivities through a different kind of participation—sponsorship. Apple Harvest sponsorship coordinator Melissa Cocuzza said that…

Grants available at Main Street foundation

Main Street Community Foundation (MSCF) is accepting grant applications from area nonprofit organizations. Visit mainstreetfoundation.org/apply-for-grant to search the foundation’s various grant-making programs. The Bradley Henry Barnes and Leila Upson Barnes memorial trust is available to nonprofits supporting the health and wellbeing…

Paper or plastic? Not so fast…

By SHERIDAN ROY STAFF WRITER This week retailers in Connecticut will stop offering free single-use plastic checkout bags to shoppers. Beginning on Thursday, Aug. 1, these bags will cost customers 10 cents apiece. Many retailers are getting rid of single-use…