The winners have been selected! Fifteen of your neighbors in the community will be honored with a Beacon Award on Nov. 17 at WoodWinds. Join the celebration.
Essex In Business
Well before the pandemic started, the Black Seal on Main Street in Essex Village had to close its doors due to extensive damage caused from a January 2020 fire.
“It’s been frustrating,” said Prosser. “We actually did go through the eviction process with the courts. We have a court order that gives us possession of the premises. The...second to last step is actually executing that order.”
In Centerbrook, Meagan Foley of Meagan’s Barber Shop at 61 Main Street has been busy booking appointments since the governor set a May 20 deadline for reopening.
With supplies of protective gear dwindling, efforts on the state and local level are ramping up to secure much needed protective gear for healthcare workers on the front line of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Employees of The Lee Company, headquartered in Westbrook, each received a surprise with their March 26 weekly paycheck: a $50 gift card to a local restaurant.
Colonial Market in Essex in now gone, but some of the perishable foods have had a second life.
The sole grocery store in Essex, Colonial Fresh Market on Westbrook Road, is “temporarily closed,” according to handwritten signs affixed to the doors with blue painter’s tape. The market’s sudden closure has left residents, neighboring stores and local officials with unanswered questions.
The Connecticut Green Bank and the L.C. Doane Company announces the closing of a financing agreement that will help L.C. Doane expand existing solar systems on its roof. Verogy, a Hartford-based solar developer, will complete the installation.
9 Town Transit (9TT) is reaching out to business owners in Westbrook, Old Saybrook, and Centerbrook to garner support for a new flexible, on-demand bus system pilot program. It hopes to begin the three-month pilot in early May, offering point to point service for locals without a car and employers a way to attract more workers reliant on public transit.
Secretary of the State Denise Merrill and Attorney General George Jepsen are warning businesses across Connecticut about a mailing being sent by "Workplace Compliance Services" purporting to be an official "Annual Report Instruction Form," alleging that payment is required by Connecticut law.
Yoga & Pilates for Health and Well-Being is now open in Essex. The practice focuses on working one-on-one with individuals who have physical limitations and mobility challenges and is fully equipped with Pilates apparatus on premises.
Owner/therapist/mediator Jacquelynn Boudinot has opened Middlesex Wellness & Mediation, LLC, in Essex to offer individual, couple, and family therapy and a variety of groups for adults and adolescents. She facilitates shoreline LGBTQ+ OPEN DOORS youth groups for two age groups (grades 4 and 7 and 8 to 12) and also offers divorce mediation services.
Charles Crilly of Divorce with Dignity is a certified divorce financial analyst dedicated to assisting divorcing couples with the financial ramifications of a legal settlement. The firm works with clients individually or as couples with the financial reality of divorce.
After 35 years in Chester, Connecticut River Artisans Co-op has moved to 55 Main Street in Essex. A true co-op that offers art and crafts from Connecticut artists, the shop strives to stock something for every price and taste. Works available include prints, photography, pottery, jewelry, needlework, and more.