SPRINGFIELD, Mass. — Big Y Foods Inc. is growing its convenience store footprint in Connecticut. The supermarket chain opened its 15th and 16th Big Y Express fuel and c-stores, located at 50 Main Street in Somers, Conn., and 241 Hazard Ave. in Enfield, Conn. The new sites bring the total number of Big Y Express […]
After several failed attempts, a new push to explore a city-owned grocery store aims to someday bring fresh produce to a food desert in Hartford. “Getting a full-service grocery store in the North End has been a challenge for literally our whole lives,” councilman Josh Michtom said. “I think it’s a very common sense idea […]
Connecticut’s minimum wage will rise to $15.69 in January under the first annual adjustment required by a 2019 law tying the wage to the employment cost index. The automatic 4.6% increase is dictated by a U.S. Bureau of Labor metric used to measure hourly labor costs. “This is a big deal, it will make a […]
Environmental advocates came to the defense of contested new emissions regulations during a Tuesday public hearing on a Connecticut proposal that would phase out the sale of new internal combustion engine vehicles by 2035. The Department of Energy and Environmental Protection held a virtual hearing for public input on proposed regulations.