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A third phase of business reopenings began in Connecticut Thursday, loosening restrictions on occupancy for restaurants and other businesses as well as expanding the amount of people allowed at indoor and outdoor entertainment venues. “The reason why we are able to have a discussion about even entering into Phase 3 is because of Connecticut residents’ collective actions to fight the spread of COVID-19,” Gov. Ned Lamont said.
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Connecticut enters Phase 3 of business reopenings: The state’s coronavirus infection rate has been slowly creeping up but a third phase of business reopenings moved forward Thursday, allowing restaurants to seat more customers indoors, churches to hold larger indoor worship services and performing arts venues that have been shuttered since March to reopen at 50% capacity. “We just wanted to give our restaurants a little
By Sam Richards Bay, City News Foundation
MARTINEZ, CA — A proposed cannabis business that initially had been rejected by the city has now gotten a new lease on life, its owners receiving the go-ahead Wednesday to apply for a permit to open a cannabis packaging and labeling business in Martinez.
The Martinez City Council voted 5-0 to award a conditional certificate to Opposite Coast LLC. It is expected the council will vote on formal conditions of approval as soon as Oct. 22.
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The original Opposite Coast proposal was submitted in June 2019 for a 10,000-square-foot cannabis manufacturing business at 4808 Sunrise Drive, in a light-industrial area on Martinez’s east edge. It would be in the same building as what is now the Velvet retail cannabis store (which Opposite Coast’s owners already operate) and the Yerba Buena Logistics cannabis distribution and non-storefront retail business.
During a January 2020 interview with
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Barrington Youth & Family Services has moved to a more central location in a building in downtown Barrington.
Representatives from the village, the business community and the Barrington Area Chamber of Commerce gathered with others Tuesday for a ribbon-cutting ceremony for the agency’s new location at 118 Applebee St. in Barrington.
“We are honored and very excited about this new location that literally puts us in a spot where we can shine in the center of the Barrington community,” Barrington Youth & Family Services Board President Chad Thalheimer said in a statement. “This organization opened its doors back in 1972, and we look forward to what the future holds with our amazing staff of clinicians who truly love their work.”
The agency’s previous location was about a half-mile west on County Line Road.
The community-based nonprofit social service agency has the “goal to build healthier families by providing counseling and