…we’re “Still Revolutionary”. Well, maybe, not so much.
Back in the day of the American Revolution, if you wanted to move from Rhode Island to Connecticut, and needed help to do so, you could hire folks in Rhode Island to help you. But not in the new “revolutionary” Connecticut.
If Connecticut is open for business, Bob Romano wants to know who turned out the lights.
Romano, owner of Warwick, R.I.-based Coutu Brothers Movers, applied several months ago to expand his current three-truck moving operation into North Stonington. By his estimation, Romano spent more than $6,000 doing everything the state [Connecticut] Department of Transportation told him to do: leasing a convenient location on Norwich-Westerly Road, paying his business-entity fee and even making repairs to the office space he intended to occupy.
Then, last week, a DOT hearing officer issued what Romano saw as a stunning denial of his application, saying the business owner had not proved there was a need for his services and noting that two other moving companies in the region had claimed new competition would hurt their businesses.
So much for “revolutionary”.
Connecticut is apparently the same old, same old.