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W. Hartford lux hotel nears site work

Gregory Seay |

Site work for the proposed West Hartford luxury boutique hotel in the shadow of Blue Back Square should begin in early April, followed by construction for a summer 2016 opening, a town official says.

DEEP pumped 1M gallons of boat sewage in 2014

The Connecticut Department of Energy & Environmental Protection's pumpout facilities removed a record 995,000 gallons of sewage from recreational vehicles in 2014 in Long Island Sound and Candlewood...

Green Guide publishes Spring edition

Doosan plans to succeed where UTC failed. Connecticut has revamped motorists' commutes. The state Green Bank enters its next phase.

Serving people is how Jones made his ‘bones’ in restaurant biz

Stan Simpson |

As a kid visiting his grandfather in New Jersey, Shawn Jones remembers getting up at 5:30 a.m. to load the family van with plumbing supplies.

UConn, XL Center wrangle over short-term lease talks

Matt Pilon | 3

As one of the XL Center's biggest tenants, UConn athletics is likely key to the Hartford arena's future.

State tourism spending yields 12x return

The $32 million Connecticut has spent on tourism marketing since 2012 has yielded $393 million more in tourism revenues over that time span, according to a report by the Connecticut Department of...

AAC Basketball tourney brings Hartford $4M

Greater Hartford stands to reap $4 million in economic impact this weekend from the American Athletic Conference Men's Basketball Championship tournament at the XL Center.

Legislators weighing minimum wage hike for servers

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Restaurant servers are pushing for legislation that would raise their minimum wage by 58 percent, to $9.15, which is currently the minimum wage for non-tipped workers.

Mohegan unveils 'Earth Tower' hotel

Mohegan Sun on Thursday unveiled a rendering of its planned seven-story, 400-room hotel, which is slated to open in the fall of 2016.

Growing competition, economy cost CT casinos $1.2B

Over the past eight years, the addition and expansion of casinos in Pennsylvania, New York, Rhode Island and Maine have contributed to a $1.2 billion decline (39 percent) in Connecticut...

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