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Former Middletown restaurateur pleads guilty to arson

A former Middletown restaurant owner has pled guilty in federal court to arson, insurance fraud, gambling and extortion offenses. Federal authorities say he tried to burn down his business to collect...

Gun stores increasing per capita in Greater Hartford

A new study suggests gun stores per capita in Greater Hartford increased 7.6 percent since 2010, which would be the 9th lowest change of all metropolitan areas.

Make your own pizza chain comes to UConn

Blaze Fast Fire'd Pizza, a make-your-own-pizza chain based in Los Angeles, is opening a location near the UConn campus in Storrs.

Wayback Burgers heading to Canada

Cheshire-based Wayback Burgers has cracked the Canadian market. It has signed a master franchise partnership that could result in a minimum of 10 restaurants in Alberta.

Delta saved $5.1 billion on fuel in 2015

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Delta saved $5.1 billion on fuel last year thanks to plunging oil prices. That helped it book an annual profit of $4.5 billion in 2015.

Pirro to lead American Society of Agricultural Consultants

Erin Pirro was recently elected president of the Minnesota-based American Society of Agricultural Consultants at the organization's annual meeting.

United launches non-stop Bradley-to-Denver flight

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United Airlines will launch non-stop service between Hartford and Denver starting in May. Airport officials said United's Denver hub will be a convenient way to access other cities the airline serves.

Towns, cities receiving over $1M in brownfield grants

Six Connecticut towns and cities are being awarded over $1 million in state grants to develop plans for remediating and developing clusters of brownfield sites.

Goodwin Hotel tagged to reopen

Gregory Seay |

CBRE-New England officials disclosed Thursday morning that Greenwich Hospitality Group has been retained to reopen and manage the Goodwin Hotel in downtown Hartford.

10K expected in Gr. Htfd. for regional volleyball tourneys

Close to 2,500 female athletes (ages 12 to 18) from across the Northeast will travel to Greater Hartford this weekend for two volleyball tournaments. The event is expected to have a strong economic...

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