Grey Thursday and Black Friday are in the books. Up today: Small Business Saturday. This is the time when mom and pop shops are hoping the community will spend some time and money visiting them.
Bethel First Selectman Matt Knickerbocker says money spent in the community gets invested in the community and he is hoping people will support local retailers. Knickerbocker says some authors will be at Byrd's Books and the Art Walk from yesterday will continue today. some of the vacant store fronts have been turned into galleries.
In Newtown, First Selectman Pat Llodra is calling on people to visit the shops in Sandy Hook saying that commercial village was economically devastated last year right during the prime shopping season and that some local businesses--went out of business.