News from the State & the OEDC


STATE INCREASES FINES: Governor Ned Lamont announced an executive order increasing the amount that businesses can be fined for violations of the state’s COVID-19 sector rules and capacity limits to $10,000 per violation. This order goes into effect at 12:01 a.m. on Thursday, November 26. Other fines that remain in effect for violations of the state’s COVID-19 rules include:
  • $500 for organizing an event over capacity limits
  • $250 for attending events over capacity limits
  • $100 for failure to wear a face mask or covering when in public
  • Up to $500 for violations of the state’s travel advisory


REGIONAL TRAVEL ADVISORY & QUARANTINE: Currently, there are 48 STATES on the quarantine list.





2020 HOLIDAY PROMOTION: Attention businesses in the commercial district!

Any business that is having special sales and promotions this holiday season, let us know and we can publicize it on our website and social media pages free of charge. REGISTER HERE 

  • Economic Outlook Virtual Event: 1/13/21, 9 am, David Lehman, Commissioner of Connecticut Department of Economic and Community Development (DECD) will share his perspective on the regional state and national economy for 2021. Free to attend; registration is required. Call 203-891-1045 to register prior to 12/1 EVENT INFORMATION & REGISTRATION
  • Artisan Market & Vendor Fair: Save the date 6/17/21, time to be determined. A great selection of artisans, makers, farmers and small business owners from the area. Food trucks and live music. This is an outdoor event. Registration will open in January. Sponsors needed - call 203-891-1045 if interested. EVENT INFORMATION
ORANGELIFE MAGAZINE: The winter edition was delivered to all Orange resident, business and PO Box addresses last week and is also available to read online. Planning for the spring edition will begin in January. Let us know if you would like to advertise or have an interesting story to share. READ ON LINE / ORANGELIFE RATES

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