Rose sworn in as state’s new DRED commissioner

Jeffrey Rose was sworn in Monday as the new commissioner of the state Department of Resources and Economic Development. Describing himself as “a huge fan of baseball,” Rose said it was appropriate he began his new job on Opening Day…

House panel hears minimum wage hike proposals

Lago's Ice Cream in Rye would have to increase the price of a cone by a quarter and sell thousands more of them to get the money to pay its teenage crew the 75 cents an hour more required by the most conservative of the three minimum wage bills proposed this year, estimated Steve Grenier, the owner of the business, at a hearing held Tuesday before the House Labor Committee.