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Lawmakers: First, do no harm to small businesses, then provide more support

The coming months may be the most trying time of all for small businesses hard-hit financially by the pandemic and lawmakers must deeply consider the economic consequences if they fail. From January to December last year, there was a 36% decrease in the number of open small businesses in Connecticut, according to a Harvard website tracking that data.

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Trauma and the insurrection

I along with millions of Americans watched the Capitol siege unfold in real time, a barrage of video feeds appearing on all major news networks, across all platforms. After dozens of viewings of the wreckage and death, I found myself either looking away, turning down the volume or putting my hand over half of the split screen, unable to continue watching the horror.