Republican American: Black-owned businesses in state get their own website

Started in January and I apparently missed it. From the Republican American: Black-owned businesses in state get their own website. “A collaborative effort by a team of 30 volunteers, the website has a directory with links to Black-owned businesses in the state and also provides marketing resources for them. Since its launch July 1, 775 businesses, covering everything from restaurants to consultants to photographers, have signed on.”

CNBC: New York, New Jersey and Connecticut impose 14-day quarantine on travelers from coronavirus hot-spot states

CNBC: New York, New Jersey and Connecticut impose 14-day quarantine on travelers from coronavirus hot-spot states. “Travelers arriving in New York, New Jersey and Connecticut from Florida, Texas and other states with spiking Covid-19 infections rates will be subject to a 14-day quarantine and fines if they don’t self-isolate, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Wednesday. ”

Axios: Cuomo announces 7-state consortium for buying PPE

Axios: Cuomo announces 7-state consortium for buying PPE. “New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced Sunday that New York, New Jersey, Massachusetts, Connecticut, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island and Delaware are forming a regional consortium to reduce competition when purchasing personal protection equipment (PPE).”

Hartford Business: New website, grant program aim to link manufacturers with healthcare facilities in need

Hartford Business: New website, grant program aim to link manufacturers with healthcare facilities in need. “State officials in partnership with two of Connecticut’s largest business groups launched a website to match healthcare facilities seeking equipment with manufacturers looking to produce it during the COVID-19 crisis.”

Hartford Courant: Life in Connecticut goes online with everything from virtual worship services to online fitness and tele-health

Hartford Courant: Life in Connecticut goes online with everything from virtual worship services to online fitness and tele-health. “Life in Connecticut has retreated online, as parents, yogis, music lovers and congregants look for community in an increasingly chaotic, isolating world. In the space of a few days, the spread of COVID-19 shut down schools, gyms, movie theaters, churches, temples, mosques, concert venues, AA meetings, cultural centers and nearly everything else.”

Canton Daily Ledger: Vasa National Archives digitizes Lodge Records

Canton Daily Ledger: Vasa National Archives digitizes Lodge Records. “The Vasa Order of America National Archives in Bishop Hill is pleased to announce over 74,000 pages of Swedish-American lodge records are now available online… These records document the largest and oldest Swedish-American fraternal organization and some of it’s predecessor organizations. The records come from lodges located in Connecticut and Massachusetts and are dated from the 1880s-1990s.”

Opening a searchable treasure trove: Old Manchester newspapers being digitized (Hartford Courant)

Hartford Courant: Opening a searchable treasure trove: Old Manchester newspapers being digitized. “The conversion of 431 rolls of microfilm — every page of each paper — into online, searchable formats is underway and should be done early in the new year. The project of the Manchester Historical Society, which has raised $12,800 of the estimated total cost of up to $15,000, reflects state and nationwide efforts to preserve old newspapers and make them available to anyone with a computer.”

Hartford Courant: New tool aims to remove the mystery of health care costs at Connecticut hospitals

Hartford Courant: New tool aims to remove the mystery of health care costs at Connecticut hospitals. “A new cost estimator tool launched by the Office of Health Strategy reveals how much medical treatment costs vary across Connecticut’s health care facilities. Standard procedures, like knee replacements, can cost nearly three times as much at certain hospitals than they do at others.”

Hartford Courant: A new project reveals the hidden history of colonial people of color who are buried in downtown Hartford

Hartford Courant: A new project reveals the hidden history of colonial people of color who are buried in downtown Hartford. “The graves of hundreds of African Americans and Native Americans lie in downtown Hartford’s Ancient Burying Ground, but without headstones they remain invisible. Excluded from official records or referred to only by race, their stories remain as hidden as their graves. Four centuries after enslaved people were first brought to America, a new project organized by the Ancient Burying Ground Association investigates hundreds of these untold stories. ‘Uncovering Their History’ shares the stories of colonists of color: an enslaved couple given away as a wedding present, black men who joined the Continental Navy in hopes of obtaining their freedom, Native American doctors and servants.”

Connecticut Magazine: The Connecticut Historical Society is Digitizing Historical Footage on the Brink of Being Lost to History

Connecticut Magazine: The Connecticut Historical Society is Digitizing Historical Footage on the Brink of Being Lost to History. “Tasha Caswell was walking between the shelves containing the film collection of the Connecticut Historical Society in Hartford three years ago when she got a strong whiff of vinegar. Caswell, who is CHS’s research and collections associate, with a background in films and photography, knew immediately what that odor meant: vinegar syndrome.”

DPLA: DPLA Welcomes Connecticut Digital Archive

DPLA: DPLA Welcomes Connecticut Digital Archive. “We are excited to announce that over 75,000 new items from Connecticut Digital Archive are now discoverable in DPLA. Connecticut Digital Archive, a program of the University of Connecticut Library, includes a diverse array of materials from over forty cultural heritage institutions across the state, from the P.T. Barnum collection of artifacts and ephemera from Bridgeport Public Library and the Barnum Museum to Connecticut State Library’s nineteenth century newspapers and Hartford Public Library’s Butch Lewis Video Collection documenting Hartford’s Black Panther Party chapter in the late 1960s.”

WNPR: Connecticut Historical Society Uses Grant To Preserve Motion Picture Collection

WNPR: Connecticut Historical Society Uses Grant To Preserve Motion Picture Collection. “The motion picture collection at the Connecticut Historical Society is a hodgepodge of about 125 films, most of them home movies donated to the organization. Some of the movies have historical significance, like the flood of 1938, soldiers during World War I training in Connecticut to go to the front lines, and a 1918 Red Cross parade in Manchester. But many of them, like all home movies, are simply slices of life captured at a point in time.”

WSHU: ‘Voices Of WWI’ Brings Connecticut’s Wartime Experience Home, 100 Years Later

WSHU: ‘Voices Of WWI’ Brings Connecticut’s Wartime Experience Home, 100 Years Later. “Yesterday marked the 100th anniversary of the end of World War I. A new digital archive, called Voices of World War I, is helping to tell the personal stories of people from Connecticut who fought the ‘war to end all wars.'”

WTNH: New website highlights candidate stances on local government

WTNH: New website highlights candidate stances on local government. “The Connecticut Conference of Municipalities has launched its new ‘2018 Election Central’ website , where voters can find the candidates’ answers to a host of questions about key state-local issues affecting Connecticut’s 169 municipalities.”