Downtown Update
April 2021
CCM Data & Research Capabilities Highlighted in CT Mirror
“Finally, a study commissioned by the Connecticut Conference of Municipalities seeks to quantify what often has been thought but never actually measured – how much money, if any, towns and the state can save by sharing services.”

So says a recent CT Mirror article about three measures before the CT legislature that seek to promote regional sharing cost savings. This type of data and research-gathering is just one of the services CCM provides that can benefit Connecticut’s downtowns and Main Streets. CCM can also provide local officials with research on a variety of topics to help enable job creation and business growth.
New Development Bringing New Vitality to Downtown Sandy Hook 

There’s lots of new economic development happening in Sandy Hook. To start, The Riverwalk at Sandy Hook Village will begin renting 74 new apartments within walking distance of the downtown. Twenty percent of the units will be affordable. The local developer, Michael Burton (pictured below), is also converting a barn in the rear of 107 Church Hill Road. Additionally, The Inn on Main Street has been renovated into a restaurant, a downstairs pizza place, and soon approximately 7 one-bedroom townhouse style rentals. (Photo Credit Tyler Sizemore)
Celebration of Life Event
for Jason Vincent

A memorial celebration of life event will be held on April 25th to honor Jason Vincent, former president of the Norwich Community Development Corp. and town planner in Stonington.

The event will be held at the Bozrah Farmers Market and is open to the public, although registration is requested.

For more information on the event and to RSVP go to

Eversource Named America's 'Most Sustainable' Energy Company
For the second year in a row, CMSC Founding Sponsor Eversource has been named one of the nation’s top energy companies, ranking as the #1 energy utility and 42nd company overall on Barron’s list of America’s Most Sustainable Companies.
“We’re incredibly honored to receive this distinguished recognition from Barron’s, which demonstrates our commitment to be the most responsible energy company in the nation,” said Jim Judge, Chairman, President and CEO. Read the full announcement. 
Main Street America Announces 2022 Conference Location
Mark your calendar for Main Street Now 2022 in Richmond, Virginia from May 16-18 where you’ll find three days of engaging discussions, thoughtful conversations, and the endless energy of conference attendees from Main Streets across the country!
Sponsorship is key to CMSC's ability to provide services to our members, and education & technical assistance to CT's downtowns. We proudly thank our many generous sponsors below.
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