Self-employed, contractors can file for jobless benefits

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By Paul Hughes, Republican-American HARTFORD — The Department of Labor started accepting unemployment applications Thursday from the self-employed, independent contractors, and “gig economy” workers. Labor Commissioner...

State eyes partial reopening this month

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By Paul Hughes, Republican-American HARTFORD — Gov. Ned Lamont on Thursday announced plans to start allowing some Connecticut businesses to reopen to the public on...

Beacon Falls police investigating theft of car, tools  

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BEACON FALLS — Police are investigating the theft of tools from a company on Old Turnpike Road. Police said an assortment of hardware and tools...

Hospitalizations continue to decline as number of positive tests increase

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By Paul Hughes, Republican-American HARTFORD — The number of people testing positive for coronavirus in Connecticut popped back up Wednesday following the largest reported daily...

Region 16 board OKs $40.7M budget

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By Elio Gugliotti, Editor PROSPECT — The Region 16 Board of Education opted to stay with a flat budget for the coming fiscal year rather...

State expert warns of a return of COVID-19 in fall

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By Paul Hughes, Republican-American HARTFORD — State Epidemiologist Matthew L. Cartter warned Tuesday to expect a return of coronavirus disease this fall as Gov. Ned...

Hospitalizations continue downward trend, restrictions may be eased

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By Paul Hughes, Republican-American HARTFORD — Gov. Ned Lamont stated Monday Connecticut could start easing some restrictions on businesses and social gatherings within a week...

Beacon Falls moves forward with bonding plan

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By Elio Gugliotti, Editor BEACON FALLS — A plan to borrow $6 million for capital improvements is back on track, but how it will end...

State warns of pyramid schemes

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HARTFORD — Connecticut residents are being warned against falling for pyramid schemes proliferating on social media during the coronavirus pandemic. A pyramid scheme is a...

Beacon Falls budget proposal increases spending slightly, keeps tax rate flat

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By Elio Gugliotti, Editor BEACON FALLS — Town officials adopted a budget proposal for the 2020-21 fiscal year — including education costs for Region 16...

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