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Duff pleased as antiques trail bill moves along

HARTFORD, Conn. – The State Senate has voted to establish an Connecticut antiques trail to identify and market sites in the state where antiques are sold, state Sen. Bob Duff (D-Norwalk) announced in a Sunday press release.

“Antiquing is a popular hobby in Connecticut, attracting residents and visitors alike to shops all across our state. Setting up this trail is a sensible, inexpensive way to promote local businesses and tourism,” Duff said in a press release.

Senate Bill 1015 tasks the Department of Economic and Community Development with establishing the antiques trail, the press release said. Major antique dealers, communities with several antique shops, and major auction houses will be identified and marketed, so as to highlight and draw business to the antique dealers selling pieces of history all across Connecticut.

Stops along the trail will be promoted with directional signs and other posted notices, as well as a dedicated web site, the release said.

The legislation passed the senate unanimously, the release said. It now awaits further action in the House of Representatives.

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