Main Street in Middletown is home to nearly 200 independent businesses and restaurants. It’s no secret that COVID-19 has caused economic strife for establishments like these.

In the latest episode on CTNewsJunkie Listener, Middletown Mayor Ben Florsheim, a Be the Change guest, as well as several business owners weigh in on getting creative to help the thriving downtown area survive the pandemic.

CTNewsJunkie Listener is our podcast channel where we are broadcasting interviews and/or audio news stories. Our first podcast series is called Be The Change, and is hosted by reporter Emily DiSalvo, who plans to interview the young people who have run for office or otherwise work in politics.

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