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Amtrak Would Greatly Expand New England Train Service With Biden Infrastructure Plan
President Biden’s $2.3 trillion infrastructure plan could bring expanded or improved Amtrak train service to every state in New England.

Amtrak, the publicly funded national rail operator, released a new map this week of expansions it could offer by 2035 (PDF) under Biden’s proposal.

According to its map, Amtrak would also upgrade rail service from New York City through Connecticut to points north and east. There would be improvements on a line through Hartford and Springfield to New Hampshire and Vermont with a new extension to Montreal, and upgrades on a separate line through Providence and Boston and north to Portland, Maine. Read More
CT home sales jump 23 percent in 2021 Q1, with prices continuing to soar
Amid bidding wars that pushed prices up by more than 20 percent in many instances, some 10,465 homes sold in Connecticut in the first three months of 2021 — a 23 percent increase from the same period a year ago.

Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices New England Properties released the figures over the weekend on a preliminary basis. The number could increase, as contracts are logged from the back half of last week.

Waterbury led the state with 222 transactions, up 41 percent from the first quarter of 2020.

Stamford edged Fairfield and Greenwich for the most homes sold in southwestern Connecticut during the first three months of 2021; real estate agents reported that statewide buying continued into the early days of April. Read More
Data updates on vaccine administration in Connecticut
The following data represents the total number of COVID-19 vaccinations administered in Connecticut, as reported to the state as of April 12, 2021. Read the Governor's April 12 press release for additional information. Read More

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CT Vaccination Rates 04122021
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4/21 11 a.m. Experience an actual class of the Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses Initiative and learn all about the program and how to apply. Read More

New Haven Launches Promenade for Outdoor Dining Read More

Restaurant Revitalization Fund grant minimums could be $1,000 and aid might extend to 2023 Read More

Three measures seek to promote regional sharing, cost savings Read More

American Job Centers in South Central CT offer training scholarships to eligible job seekers, backed up with job development and hiring incentives for employers. Read More