GREENWICH — When the owners of Lenny’s Bagels were looking to open their third shop, Greenwich jumped off the map as the perfect location.

The town lacked a dedicated bagel shop, it already boasted a loyal customer base — and it perfectly lined up with their stores in Rye Brook and Pelham, N.Y., and co-owner Richard Damato’s home.

And after nearly 18 months of planning and work, Lenny’s Bagels held its grand opening at 207 E. Putnam Ave. in Cos Cob earlier this month.

The popular restaurant boasts a menu of breakfast sandwiches, burritos and omelets, breakfast bowls, cheese steaks, specialty sandwiches, wraps, smoked fish, cream cheese and more. And there are over 20 bagel choices, ranging from plain and sesame seed to garlic and even rainbow, with low carb and whole wheat options available, too.

The shops reflect the vision of brothers Richard and Steve Damato, who are carrying

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Quarium provides competitively priced cloud services and security for businesses who may have remote workers or who may be working from home.

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Contributed photo / Becky Arrowsmith, a U.S. Postal Service mail carrier.

Becky Arrowsmith is a veteran U.S. Postal Service letter carrier whose downtown route includes the business for which I work, James “Cody” Sims’ Ameriprise Financial Office in Brabson Place, as well as the entire UTC campus and contingent student residences. She is a dedicated, cheerful, professional government employee who takes her work very seriously and completes each delivery with care and a smile.

With the challenge presented by COVID-19 and the increase in package delivery to all stops on her route, particularly the UTC student population, her workload has grown significantly. Without complaint, Becky always delivers our mail efficiently and timely. She goes above and beyond to warmly greet each person on her route no matter the temperature or timing. She is truly the epitome of a selfless and dedicated civil servant who takes to heart the importance of

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To tackle GST-related disputes, India must go in for a special Bench at the Supreme Court level or a dedicated GST Tribunal, S Jaikumar, Advocate, Founder and Country Head, Swamy Associates, has suggested. This must be done if the country has to avoid flooding the corridors of High Courts and getting differential judgments, he said.

Jaikumar was speaking at the BusinessLine Knowledge Series webinar on “GST-Is it Really Good and Simple?’’ on Friday. The discussion was moderated by Shishir Sinha, Senior Deputy Editor, The Hindu BusinessLine.


In three-and-a-half years of existence of GST, there are some 550 notifications, 150 circulars, one amendment Act, 10 ordinances, and this is not going to help, especially the small traders, Jaikumar added.

“Sensible approach will be to have GST Tribunal under the guidelines of the courts or SC Special Bench so that sanity prevails in 29 states and ensures uniformity (on how the

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JC ALGO is a Canadian venture capital firm dedicated to raising capital for projects and startups that significantly impact people, society, and the environment in emerging markets.

JC ALGO’s business operations can be better clarified with the hypothetical situation where a startup with a brilliant business idea aims to get its operations up and running. From humble beginnings, the startup proves the worthiness of its model and products, steadily growing thanks to the generosity of friends, family, and the founders’ financial resources. Over time, its customer base grows, business expands, the company rises through its competitors’ ranks to become highly valued, with the possibility of future expansions, new offices, employees, and even an initial public offering (IPO).

If this meteoric rise seems too good to be true; it’s because most times, the startup has raised capital with the help of fundraising firms such as JC ALGO who raises capital on

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Mike Condry dedicated to baseball in Middletown

Four years ago, our family became members of the Middletown Babe Ruth League. When a player’s time ends in Little League, the Babe Ruth League becomes an option to continue the great game of baseball. The advantage of this league; it gives players, of all levels of ability, to compete, and with a major league size infield with similar rules.

The person that has kept this league going successfully for many years now, in the capacity of both president and coach, is Mike Condry. As a former standout player, he brings his expertise, humor, and love of the game to this organization. Aside from the many nuances of baseball I have learned from him, his introductory question to the new players is, “What position do you play?”

The answer should be, “wherever you want me to play coach!” Each player has a chance

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