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Ocean Beach in New London to hold job fair

Ocean Beach Park will hold a job fair from 2 to 5 p.m. Saturday, April 24.

Businesses scramble for help as would-be workers stay home

This photo provided by Hannah Albert on Sept. 23, 2020 shows workers at Braised in the South, a Johns Island, S.C., restaurant and food truck business that is having trouble finding workers during the pandemic. Many small businesses find hiring more difficult because many would-be staffers fear contracting COVID-19 on the job or would prefer to live off unemployment benefits. (Hannah Albert via AP)

It looks like something to celebrate: small businesses posting “Help Wanted” signs as the economy edges toward normalcy

Mystic-based line of hard iced coffee wins top awards in international spirits competition

Prima Barista is a line of hard iced coffees launched by former Connecticut College lacrosse coach Dave Cornell and his wife, Amy. It comes in two flavors, Vanilla Hard Latte and Mocha Hard Frappe. The two offerings recently received four gold medals at the Denver International Spirits Competition. (Courtesy of Dave Cornell)

Two offerings from the line of Prima Barista coffees recently received four gold medals at the Denver International Spirits Competition.

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From Bangladesh to a food truck in Stonington, culinary journey continues with Mystic Royal Restaurant

From right, Sheuli Solaiman and her mother, Husne Ara Begum, and husband, Abir Solaiman, work together to fill a lunch order Tuesday, April 20, 2021, in the kitchen of the Solaimans' restaurant Mystic Royal in Mystic, which serves international fusion cuisine.  (Dana Jensen/The Day)

Sheuli and Abir Solaiman, who have run the SPICY Fusion food truck at local vineyards, opened an international fusion restaurant earlier this month.

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EMPLOYMENT  Carolyn Morrison has joined the East Lyme office of The Randall Family of Companies. For more information, visit

Getting away from it all: Boat sales have skyrocketed amid pandemic

Workers prepare boats for the season Wednesday, April 14, 2021, at the docks at Boats Inc. in Niantic. Boat sales have been booming across the region during the COVID-19 pandemic and many marinas' slips are full.  (Sarah Gordon/The Day)

Few new boats are available, and there aren't many slips to moor them.