FOOD & DRINK

The Necco factory, which manufactured Sweethearts, closed its doors in 2018.
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This Valentine's Day, I am heartless, a condition that also describes New England Confectionery Company, or Necco — the maker of Sweetheart candy, those small, chalky, heart-shaped confections that flood candy counters this time of year.

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The idea of taxing groceries in Connecticut is meeting with a chilly response. It's uncommon among states in the region.

Connecticut Democratic Governor Ned Lamont is reported to be considering a 2 percent sales tax on groceries and medications, in an effort to reduce the state’s budget deficit. But some business leaders say such a plan would be hard to pass.

Mark Schand scoops ice cream at his Sweetwater smoothie cafe in New Britain, Connecticut.
Karen Brown / NEPR

From his prison cot, for 27 years, Mark Schand plotted out a retail empire he’d been envisioning since well before his arrest.

Great Food Comes With Great Waste At UMass

Jan 16, 2019
UMass Amherst emphasizes composting, providing compostable utensils, napkins and cups in the dining areas.
Ayelet Ehrenkranz / NEPR

The phrase “number one dining” is often thrown around at UMass Amherst. But with all that great food comes great waste.

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