Even though the vehicular traffic on the West Cornwall covered bridge is restricted to a crawl by it's one lane, pedestrians still have to be concerned about reckless drivers carelessly flying through. That will change soon, thanks to a grant from the State of Connecticut.

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Governor Ned Lamont and Transportation Commissioner Garrett Eucalitto have announced that the Connecticut Department of Transportation will dole out more than $9 million dollars in state grants for infrastructure and safety upgrades to 10 smaller towns around Connecticut. Three towns in Northwest Connecticut are slated to receive nearly a million dollars each.

Photo by Mrs. Large
Photo by Mrs. Large

Cornwall will receive $868,000 for sidewalk construction in the West Cornwall Bridge, while Salisbury will receive the lion's share of the $9 million dollars, $1,145,525 will be used for sidewalk construction along Main Street in town. Sharon will use $1,100,000 to rehabilitate sidewalks on Route 41 and 361 in town also.

According to Governor Lamont -

"Right now, we are in an era in which we are making some of the largest investments in transportation infrastructure improvements in our lifetime, and we want to make sure Connecticut's rural communities are also supported. Small towns across Connecticut support families and play a vital role in growing the agriculture, tourism, and manufacturing sectors. We're providing state grants to help ensure these smaller communities remain safe and connected for future generations."

Preston, Stafford, Voluntown, Hebron, Hampton, Haddam, and Coventry are the other 7 rural communities receiving grants, with additional opportunities for a TRIP grant being announced later in 2024.

It's National Croissant Day! Stop By One of These 8 Delectable CT Bakeries

Today is National Croissant Day! Happy Croissant Day to you, my friend.

No, I'm not making this up; it's a real holiday. According to Blank Calendar Pages:

Croissant Day is celebrated on January 30th each year to recognize the perfect breakfast pastry – croissants."

Since it's a Tuesday and a somewhat dreary time of the year, let's take the opportunity to celebrate something whenever we can. And what better choice than the croissant? Why not now? Why not us? In acknowledgment of this special day, I conducted some research to find some of the best-rated bakeries to get a fresh croissant in the state. Here are eight of these wonderful places.

Gallery Credit: Lou Milano

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Are you obsessed with hot chocolate? Live for Hot Toddies? Warm apple cider? I love hot drinks when it's below freezing in Connecticut. Here are three of my favorite hot drinks, all locally-made, that my wife and I have been loving this Winter.

Gallery Credit: Large Dave/Google

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