Murphy, Young, Kaine, Cramer Applaud FTC Proposed Rule to Ban Non-Compete Agreements Across Economy

WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Senator Chris Murphy (D-Conn.), U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.), U.S. Senator Tim Kaine (D-Va.), and U.S. Senator Kevin Cramer (R-N.D.) on Thursday released the following statements on the Federal Trade Commission’s (FTC) proposed rule banning employers from imposing non-compete agreements on their employees. The FTC estimates that the new proposed rule…

Governor Lamont selects Paul O. Robertson to chair the Social Equity Council

HARTFORD, CT – Governor Ned Lamont on Tuesday announced that he is selecting Paul O. Robertson, deputy commissioner of the Connecticut Department of Economic and Community Development (DECD), to serve as chair of the state’s Social Equity Council when the leadership position becomes vacant at the beginning of next year. Deputy Commissioner Robertson will succeed…

Westport Country Playhouse Partners with WSHU Public Radio for Playhouse Radio Theater’s “A Merry Little Christmas Carol”

Free-of-charge audio play, featuring Paxton Whitehead as Scrooge, airs for third consecutive year In the spirit of the holiday season, Westport Country Playhouse Radio Theater, a free-of-charge broadcast series, will reprise the inventive audio play, “A Merry Little Christmas Carol,” airing on WSHU Radio on Saturday, December 24, at 6:06 p.m. (following the national news),…

Wilton Library and Wilton School District Explore Climate Change and Meaning of Community for Wilton Reads 2023

Wilton, CT – Wilton Library is pleased to announce that Vigil Harbor has been chosen as the book selection for Wilton Reads 2023, the library’s annual community-wide reading program. Vigil Harbor by National Book Award winner Julia Glass is a contemporary novel, set 10 years in the future in a small coastal community in Massachusetts,…

WCSU history professor’s eagerly anticipated sixth book available now

DANBURY, CT – Historian and American Constitutional scholar Dr. Kevin R.C. Gutzman is dedicated to his subject matter. So much so that when he’s not teaching one of several American History courses at Western Connecticut State University, he’s either researching, writing about or discussing the founding of America. Apparently, his enthusiasm is contagious because this…

The still life paintings of Sophy Regensburg: more than just flowers, fruit and wine on a table

The winter art exhibition at the Stamford Museum & Nature Center’s Bendel mansion galleries features over sixty paintings by the prolific still life painter Sophy Regensburg (1885-1974) that are on display through March 19, 2023. Here we enter the world of exquisite still life paintings that radiate glowing color with lively patterning and compositional design.…

CT Department of Labor: Solid job growth; low unemployment rate; workforce availability continues to challenge employers

Connecticut Department of Labor (CTDOL) Commissioner Danté Bartolomeo today released November labor situation data showing that the state’s employers continue to add jobs. Private sector employment is now 93.2% recovered from the pandemic shut down. November gains were posted across seven private industry sectors that added a total of 3,330 jobs. The unemployment rate dropped…