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The Empty Spaces Project In Putnam, Connecticut Brings Art To Life

Paul Toussaint had an idea…fill an empty space on Main Street in Putnam, Connecticut, with art and people will come see it and that will create vibrancy. Toussaint, who grew up in Danielson, calls his idea The Empty Spaces Project and it is a non-profit. His place is in an area known as the “quiet Read more…

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This Holiday Season Visit The Mom and Pop Stores In Glastonbury, CT

This is an awesome example of what can happen when someone takes charge in a town to keep “Main Street” chugging along in this economy. Get a load of what is happening in Glastonbury, Connecticut for Small Business Saturday on November 29th. Melinda Kuzmak wrote to me to tell me what she has planned for Read more…

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Ridgefield, Connecticut Is A Top Small Town

Parade Magazine held a contest and had folks submit their favorite small towns across America, and there were 2,000 entries. Parade then narrowed it down and Ridgefield, Connecticut in Fairfield County was one of the finalists. Have you been there? It’s pretty adorable and it’s Main Street is vibrant which of course is what all Read more…

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HUBCAP: Growing Wallingford’s “Main Street”

Business, community and education put them all together in towns across the state in an empty storefront and you have an incubator called “HUBCAP” that can crank out new and successful businesses. This is a way to revitalize main streets in Connecticut and get high school students thinking about their future in this state. That’s Read more…

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Thursday Nights In Torrington

If you’re not in Torrington on Thursday nights, you’re missing out on a SUMMER ADVENTURE! On Thursday Nights the streets in Torrington come alive as Main Street Market Place opens for business!  There is a festival spirit as visitors both young and old enjoy listening to many amazing musicians, savoring the food and drinks from a wide variety Read more…

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The Baldwin Bridge is 100!

It’s not every day that a bridge gets to mark a 100th dedication celebration, but that’s the case with Old Saybrook’s~ Old Lyme’s Baldwin Bridge on August 24th, 2011. At the opening ceremony of this Connecticut bridge ten decades ago there was a parade of 500 decorated automobiles. According to the Old Saybrook Historical Society Read more…

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