NEW BRITAIN, Conn. (AP) - Connecticut is getting another area code.
The state Public Utilities Regulatory Authority said Monday that 959 will be assigned in the geographical area that uses the 860 area code.
Remaining unassigned numbers in the 860 area code are expected to run out by the end of the year. Regulators say it's because of continuing demand for telephone numbers.
Regulators say the 959 area code will go into effect on Aug. 30. Customers requesting new service, another line or moving phone service may be assigned a number in the 959 area code.
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Now that they're empty-nesters, Ron Howard and his wife have sold their nest straddling the New York and Connecticut state line for $27.5 million. Howard and his wife, Cheryl, bought the Conyers Farm estate in Greenwich, Connecticut, and Armonk, New York, in 1991 and spent years constructing the house and outbuildings.