THE BULLETIN (March 20, 2020) — J.R. Chiappone stood behind the counter at his store, C&S Pawn Shop, wearing latex gloves. The sign on the front door of his longtime downtown Norwich business said that only one customer will be allowed in the store at a time.
Sitting a few feet from Chiappone while they practiced the art of social distancing was his friend and employee, Jeffrey Collins.
They are working and staying open during this world-wide pandemic because, “Our community needs us,” Collins said.
While many businesses continue to close their doors, Main Street in Norwich clung to signs of economic life on Friday afternoon.