Local shops see surge in business after pandemic lockdown inspires wave of home cleanouts

During the pandemic lockdown, everybody was cleaning out their basements, closets, and garages. Then, when the lockdown got lifted, everybody needed a place to take all of that stuff. That is when certain businesses got very busy. One such business is “Your Closet or Mine,” a consignment shop in Middletown.

Breaking barriers and defying stereotypes: One of youngest Black Republicans ever elected to public office serving in Middletown

The Republican National Convention is this week. While delegates gather in North Carolina, News 8 reached out to an up-and-coming Republican from right here in Connecticut. He made national news at age 20 as one of the youngest black Republicans ever elected to public office. What better time to catch up with him than this season of hyper-partisan politics and racial unrest.

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