• Black-Owned Business June 5, 2020 10:58 pm

    Black-Owned Brewery In New Haven Sees Increase in Support

    Black-owned businesses are reporting a spike in sales as Connecticut residents look to show their support in an important way. One of the businesses seeing a growth in sales is a brewery in New Haven.

  • Black-Owned Business June 5, 2020 11:21 pm

    CT Black-Owned Businesses Report Increased Support

    Amid racial tensions across the country, some Connecticut-based black-owned businesses are reporting an increase in sales. “Our sales have sky-rocketed tens of thousands of percent,” said Khamani Harrison, owner of Hartford-based The Key Bookstore. The Key Bookstore is an online interactive bookshop curated for Afrocentricity, environmentalism, spirituality and entrepreneurship. Harrison said that her business was tagged in several articles highlighting…

  • Hartford April 25, 2020 12:52 am

    Hartford Brewery Opens Amid Coronavirus Pandemic

    Phantom Brewing in Hartford is bucking the trend. Instead of contracting, it’s expanding. Out of necessity.  “It has been an adventure for us. A lot of hard work,” said co-owner, Jon Patrei. Amidst a pandemic, while many other businesses struggle, Phantom Brewing is growing. Originally a home brewing supply company, they’re now, as of this week,  an actual brewer....

  • NBC November 22, 2019 8:27 pm

    Battle Over Tree House Brewing Plans in Woodstock

    A popular Massachusetts brewery has set its sights on Connecticut for its next big project. Tree House Brewing Company says it wants to sell food and beverages from a 94-acre farm in Woodstock.

  • NBC November 22, 2019 12:14 am

    Battle Over Tree House Brewing Plans in Woodstock

    Residents in Woodstock will get a chance Tuesday night to hear what the brewery plans for a farm property it recently purchased.

  • David Koenig January 26, 2019 9:21 pm

    How Congress Got Trump to Climb Down, End Shutdown For Now

    President Donald Trump was feeling the heat. Week after week, Trump had demanded that the government stay partially shuttered until Democrats agreed to pay for his wall along the U.S.-Mexico border. Surrounded by a shrinking cast of advisers, he watched as federal workers went unpaid and basic services were frozen. His poll numbers were slipping. His arguments were landing with...

  • David Koenig January 26, 2019 4:48 pm

    Trump, Congress Leaders Reach Deal to End Shutdown Without Wall Funding

    President Donald Trump and congressional leaders reached a deal Friday to temporarily reopen the government and end the longest shutdown in U.S. history. Trump agreed to endorse a short-term funding bill that doesn’t include money for a border wall — something he had previously demanded as part of any continuing resolution to end the shutdown.

  • David Koenig January 25, 2019 11:54 am

    Belt Buckles and Beer: Federal Shutdown Hits Businesses Hard

    From power restaurants in Washington and a belt-buckle maker in Colorado to a brewery in California, businesses that count heavily on federal employees as customers are feeling the punishing effects of the government shutdown. In many cases, it’s forcing them to cut workers’ hours and buy less from suppliers — measures that could ripple through the larger U.S. economy.

  • Restaurant December 17, 2014 1:11 am

    Four Arrested After Restaurant Brawl Injures Waiter in Coral Springs

    A dispute over a restaurant bill turned into a brawl in a popular Coral Springs restaurant on Sunday, leaving an employee injured.

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