When people think of Newtown and Sandy Hook, it is easy to think of FOOD! We are keeping an up-to-date list of which eateries are still open and offering take-out, curbside pick-up, and delivery! Click the following link and don't forget to scroll to all the choices av ailable for your curbside pick-up/takeout dining experience.
In addition, Facebook users can check daily menus and more on the Newtown Eats page: https://www.facebook.com/groups/2654023318159329/?epa=SEARCH_BOX
Shout out to Curtis Packaging, located in Sandy Hook, for their work to support the efforts of the area's most essential employees who are working to combat COVID-19. In a recent daily address to the State, Governor Ned Lamont mentioned Curtis as one of the manufacturers in CT, switching over production lines to support efforts to end the pandemic.
Curtis CEO Don Droppo, Jr. notes, "We are super busy trying to manage the new PPE program. We are pretty dialed in to CT and would love to get these to NY/NJ."

In a communication to the hard working Curtis Team, Droppo noted, " Tough times never last, but tough people always do! That is extremely poignant today. It takes a lot of getting used to with social distancing, masks, working from home, “teams” meetings and I couldn’t be more grateful your resilience!! I couldn’t be more proud of the way we have all faced this crisis head on. We have continued to address our customers' current needs all while keeping a very safe work environment."
Also of note, Curtis Packaging is commemorating their 175th Anniversary during 2020. Thank you to Curtis Packaging and everyone on their team for being such long time and valuable members of the Newtown/Sandy Hook community.
HEDCO, Inc. has partnered with Governor Lamont, the State of Connecticut, the CT Department of Economic & Community Development (DECD) and the CT Minority Business Initiative to provide financial relief to minority-owned and women-owned small businesses negatively impacted by the coronavirus pandemic. 

Under the  COVID-19 Business Response Program , a qualifying small business with 20 or fewer employees may apply for a zero-interest Line of Credit for up to $20,000. Click on this link for more information: https://www.hedcoinc.com/state-of-ct-hedco-decd-covid-19

To be considered for this program, your small business must:
Be a for-profit business with no more than 20 full-time and/or part-time employees
Be a minority-owned and/or woman-owned small business (minimum 51% of minority/woman ownership required)
Be in good standing with the   Department of Revenue Services  (DRS)
Have been conducting business for a minimum of six-months.
CCAT PROGRAM : In response to the COVID-19 impacts, the MVP will give priority and focus to manufacturers realigning or expanding capacity and capabilities to respond to the shortages of critical medical equipment and supplies. This will include but is not limited to: Personal Protection Equipment, Isolation gowns, Face masks, N95 respirators, etc. https://ctmvp.ccat.us/form.php
Please note, processing of projects that are not COVID-19 related will be put on hold at least through the end of April.
Christal Preszler, Deputy Director
Economic and Community Development
Kim Chiappetta, Coordinator
Economic and Community Development
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Newtown Economic and Community Development
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