milfordbrewMilford: The craft beer business continues to pour out new efforts with Milford Point Brewing opening-for-business on April 7, its the city’s first brewery.

Located at 230 Woodmont Road, co-owners Jerry Candido and Chris Willett say they are focused on “serving great-tasting local craft beer to local craft beer drinkers.”

“We’re giving folks in Milford and the surrounding communities a great-tasting, homegrown craft beer option,” said Candido who is a West Haven native and currently resides in Milford.

Milford Point Brewing calls itself a nano-brewery, meaning that it produces beer in small batches – three barrels or smaller, it says “ focusing on quality over quantity.”

theater masks vector 12051742The Connecticut Arts Endowment Fund (CAEF) awarded 772,121 to 132 organizations across the stat. Qualifying groups had to raised more than $15,000 in contributions from non-governmental sources for two consecutive fiscal years. The CAEF is managed by the Office of the State Treasurer and the interest earned on the Fund's principal is distributed annually to eligible arts organizations through the Connecticut Office of the Arts.

 sketchersHAMDEN: The city’s Director of Economic Development and Neighborhood Revitalization, Dale Kroop, released a statement saying “despite the challenges in the retail and shopping center marketplace, Hamden has been getting positive news about its largest shopping centers.”

He added, “we are seeing continued interest in the Magic Mile and interest at Putnam Plaza in terms of alternative uses that will be good in the long run for the tax base and residents.”

The discount supermarket Aldi is set to open at the Hamden Mart on April 12th, the locally based Wine Merchant will relocate next door to Aldi during the summer.