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FARMINGTON — When you walk through an automatic door at a store, there's a good chance it is made in Farmington.
Access Technologies, a division of Stanley Black & Decker, makes automatic doors for all sorts of purposes including store entries and hospitals, according to President Frank Luke.
WATERBURY -- As Congress debates immigration reform, thousands of undocumented Connecticut residents dream of the day they can live peacefully.
About 30 people, most of them leaders of community and nonprofit organizations that give voice to immigrants, gathered for a round-table discussion at Waterbury City Hall on Monday held by Rep. Elizabeth H. Esty, D-5th District.
According to the U.S. Census Bureau, more than 200,000 businesses closed their doors between 2008 and 2010. The tough economic times during those years forced many small businesses in the nation to fold. Many were entrepreneurs, riding the waves, hoping to hold on until economic storms calmed.
Washington - Like all new federal lawmakers, Rep. Elizabeth Esty is learning each day how to function in Congress. But unlike most, hers is a trial by fire.
NEWTOWN, Conn. — With a cow bell ringing and a crowd of more than 400 people cheering, 26 cyclists rode off Saturday morning on a 400-mile bike ride to Washington to "raise awareness for common-sense gun legislation" and to honor 26 children and adults killed by a gunman Dec. 14 at Sandy Hook Elementary School.
As state legislators discuss a minimum wage increase, the state’s Congressional delegation is fighting to raise the federal minimum wage as well. Reps. Esty and DeLauro are cosponsors of the Fair Minimum Wage Act of 2013, which would raise the federal minimum wage to $10.10 over the next three years.
Through a tough economy, Connecticut small businesses and families have done the right thing. Manufacturers like Jonal Laboratories in Meriden and Marion Manufacturing in Cheshire have pulled through and made strides through hard work and innovation.
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