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40 Employers, 1,000 Jobseekers Expected at Career Fair Sept. 19

40 Employers, 1,000 Jobseekers Expected at Career Fair Sept. 19

The free event takes place at the Ethan Allen Hotel, 21 Lake Ave. Ext. in Danbury. Labor Department staff will give advice on job searching.
Trader Joe's, Whole Foods Among Stores in Nut Butter Recall

Trader Joe's, Whole Foods Among Stores in Nut Butter Recall

Arrowhead Mills Peanut Butters, MaraNatha Almond Butters and Peanut Butters and others may cause illness.
Brian Kinahan, Joseph Tarzia Join First County Bank as Mortgage Loan Originators

Brian Kinahan, Joseph Tarzia Join First County Bank as Mortgage Loan Originators

The two Stamford residents join First County's expanding mortgage division.
Stamford Issues $50 Million in General Obligation Bonds

Stamford Issues $50 Million in General Obligation Bonds

At 2.67 percent, the city will pay the second-lowest interest rate in its history.
Autumn in August: How to Get Starbucks' Pumpkin Spice Latte Early

Autumn in August: How to Get Starbucks' Pumpkin Spice Latte Early

Some intrepid folks will be able to enjoy autumn in August with Starbucks’ Pumpkin Spice Latte. Here’s how you can participate.
Malloy Reminds CT Consumers About Tax-Free Week Beginning Aug. 17

Malloy Reminds CT Consumers About Tax-Free Week Beginning Aug. 17

Connecticut consumers can enjoy tax-free week for clothing and shoes, starting Aug. 17 through Aug. 23.
CT Officials Decry Planned 4% Metro-North Fare Hike

CT Officials Decry Planned 4% Metro-North Fare Hike

Metro-North says an increase is necessary because of contractual obligations and new rail safety regulations.
Recall Alert: Applegate Pulls Chicken Nuggets From Stores

Recall Alert: Applegate Pulls Chicken Nuggets From Stores

But if you have purchased the product, the company is urging you to return impacted packages to the store for a full refund.

Alliance for Cancer Gene Therapy (ACGT) Introduces New Board Members David Darst and Alexandra Landes

Darst and Landes – both of whom lost mothers to cancer – will connect with a younger demographic
Patterson Resigns as Bankwell's CEO

Patterson Resigns as Bankwell's CEO

New Canaan resident Peyton Patterson is beset with personal financial woes that prompted her to resign this week, according to reports.
WWE To Cut 7% of Its Staff

WWE To Cut 7% of Its Staff

The Stamford-based entertainment giant plans the staff reductions to stem economic losses, according to reports.
Owner of Shuttered Stamford Club Speaks About Shooting

Owner of Shuttered Stamford Club Speaks About Shooting

'We want to make sure the people who come to Stamford and our club, they are safe,' the club owner tells NBC Connecticut.
Stony Creek Brewery Breaks Ground in Branford

Stony Creek Brewery Breaks Ground in Branford

The new brewery will be open in the winter.
Last Call for SBC Stamford

Last Call for SBC Stamford

The popular brewery and restaurant announces it is closing July 20.
First County Bank Foundation Appoints 2 Executives

First County Bank Foundation Appoints 2 Executives

Two First County Bank executives are now involved with the institution's philanthropic work.
American Job Center Is Opening Office in Stamford

American Job Center Is Opening Office in Stamford

The Stamford center is to offer services for job seekers and employers, as well as training opportunities all under one roof.
Quit Your Crumbs Cupcake Commiserating — Chain May be Saved

Quit Your Crumbs Cupcake Commiserating — Chain May be Saved

Crumbs Cupcake stores may not be closed for long, if a group of investors can close on a deal to refinance and buy the company, CNBC reports.
Cupcake Emporium Crumbs Closes Its Doors

Cupcake Emporium Crumbs Closes Its Doors

The cupcake emporium had four shops in Connecticut.
First County Bank Names New President, COO

First County Bank Names New President, COO

Robert J. Granata has been promoted to president of the bank.
NY Times Review of Westport's Bartaco Agrees with Others: They Like It

NY Times Review of Westport's Bartaco Agrees with Others: They Like It

And here's a roundup of what others say about Bartaco, part of a small chain that opened in town in June 2013. Bartaco's family-friendly but has plenty of tequila.