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Ryan Craig, owner of Berkshire Country Market in Norfolk, posted a sign on the door of his business alerting customers to early closing hours due to a staffing shortage. Photo by Debra A. Aleksinas

Jobs are back, but where are the workers?

This is the first of a series about the labor market in the Northwest Corner.

 

Ryan Craig’s Berkshire Country Café on Canaan’s Main Street has been shuttered since April and he fears that his second establishment, Berkshire Country Market in Norfolk’s hub, may not survive another year.


Marianne Seeber was elected president of the League of Women Voters of Litchfield County at its annual meeting on Wednesday, June 29. Photo submitted

League of Women Voters names new directors

The League of Women Voters of Litchfield County announced its newly elected Board of Directors for 2022-23.

Officers include: President, Marianne Seeber; First Vice-President Kerry Mayers;  Second Vice-President Marie Pettibone; Treasurer Theresa Lavoie; Secretary Patti Hamaguchi; and Membership Jackie Miller and Bibby Veerman.


Connecticut Office of Fiscal Analysis

Federal ARPA fund spending decisions vary town by town

The six Region One towns are in different stages of deciding what to do with federal funds stemming from the American Recovery Plan Act.

The totals of available funds are estimates from the state Office of Fiscal Analysis as of August 2021. The actual amounts received by the towns will almost certainly be slightly different.


Amanda Skinner, president and CEO of Planned Parenthood of Southern New England, said her organization is preparing for a “surge” of patients from out of state. Photo by YEHYUN KIM / CTMIRROR.ORG

With overturn of Roe v. Wade, CT gears up for a surge of patients seeking abortions

On Friday, June 24, Planned Parenthood of New England’s website carried two sentences in large white letters: “Our doors are open. Abortion is still safe and legal in Connecticut and Rhode Island.”


Celebrating his success with his family, Anthony Cordato, center, was awarded the Most Outstanding Cupcake award for the men’s category and the People’s Choice Award at this year’s Cupcake Grange. Photo submitted

How sweet it is!

COPAKE — For one sweet summer afternoon, the Copake Grange was transformed into the Cupcake Grange for a fundraiser organized by the Friends of Copake Grange to benefit the Grange on Sunday, June 12.


These chickens are strong and healthy, but their keeper remains on the lookout for the avian flu to make sure the flock remains so and does not catch the highly pathogenic avian flu. Photo submitted

Avian flu remains a concern in the Hudson Valley

HUDSON VALLEY — The highly pathogenic avian flu continues to cost an enormous amount of money and caused a great deal of fear in the United States, and right here in the Hudson Valley. According to the World Health Organization (WHO),  the first case of human H5N1 avian flu in the United States was first reported on April 28.

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