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Fondue chain tries to lure Hartford operators

A Florida-based fondue restaurant chain eager to set up shop in the Hartford market said it is discounting its franchise fee by $18,000 to attract franchisees.

State study: Visitors to CT spent $8.3B in 2013

The economic impact of Connecticut tourism in 2013 continued to creep back toward its pre-recession high, according to a state-commissioned report released Wednesday.

Keno gets another chance this afternoon

Legislators will hold a public hearing Wednesday afternoon on a bill that would legalize Keno in Connecticut, as the state attempts to raise more gambling revenues.

Mohegans sign onto food-to-go venture

The Mohegan Tribe's non-gaming subsidiary has signed an agreement with an Old Saybrook gourmet food-to-go business to open new locations, including at Mohegan Sun.

Bunker Mentality: Golf courses look to counter harsh winter, declining play

Gregory Seay |

Connecticut's golf industry is trying to avoid a shanked tee shot as it wages a battle to remain financially viable and relevant to a waning customer base.

Choose which Hartford park gets $20K

The city of Hartford says it got a $20,000 grant for improvements at one of three city parks.

DEEP awarding grants for trail programs

The Connecticut Department of Energy & Environmental Protection has begun accepting proposals for its Recreational Trail Program Grants through July 1.

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.

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