Around the Region: Amistad in receivership; Fairfield hot for young professionals; SoNo eats and more

NEW HAVEN, Conn. – The organization that owns Freedom Schooner Amistad is going into receivership in an effort to keep the historical tourist attraction in business. Amistad’s contract with the Maine-based Ocean Classroom Foundation, which has operated and insured the ship for the past 20 months, ends Aug. 31. See the story in the New Haven Register.


FAIRFIELD COUNTY, Conn. – Fairfield County is No. 12 in the nation when it comes to best places for young professionals, according to Forbes Magazine. Who’s No. 1? Des Moines, Iowa. Raleigh, N.C. is No. 2. In fact, out of Forbes’ Top 15 Cities, only Raleigh and Fairfield County are east of the Mississippi. See the story in Forbes Magazine.

NORWALK, Conn. – ConnecticutMag.com focused a food-and-drink feature on SoNo’s new Washington Prime at SoNo Ironworks. See the story at ConnecticutMag.com.


RIDGEFIELD, Conn. – The death of the toddler in a hot car in this northern Fairfield County town has been ruled a homicide, but there’s no word whether anyone will be charged, according to an Associated Press report.


HARTFORD, Conn. – The Wall Street Journal writes that the Connecticut governor race is all about competing views of the economy and Gov. Malloy’s attitude toward business.



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