Milford resident rings closing bell of the New York Stock Exchange

Every day a new group gets to ring the opening and closing bells of the New York Stock Exchange. On Jan. 3, that day came for Gretchen Hurt, of Milford, and nine other volunteers of Better Investing (formerly the National Association of Investors Corp., NAIC).

For about the past three years, the New York Stock Exchange has invited Better Investing to ring either the last bell of the year or the first bell of the new year. This year, they were chosen to ring the first closing bell of 2006.