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$20K grant for Keney Park courts

Three basketball courts in Hartford’s Keney Park will get resurfaced and refurbished with the help of a $20,000 grant, officials announced.

Hartford ranks 11th among nation's fittest cities

The Greater Hartford metropolitan area is the 11th fittest city in the nation this year, an improvement of one spot since 2014, according to the American College of Sports Medicine.

Summer Green Guide publishes

Dive deep into the environmental law enforcement at the Connecticut Attorney General's Office, take a look back at 75 years of garbage at the Hartford Landfill, find out how to create fashionable...

City OKs $90K for youth sports program

Hartford is launching a citywide youth sports program, and will hire an athletic director to run it.

20 CT tourist destinations split up $235,000 in grants

The state Department of Economic and Community Development said it has awarded $235,000 in grants to 20 nonprofit and cultural entities to help them promote attractions and events.

Largest tourist attractions in Connecticut

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Sustainable travel, digital marketing latest tourism trends

Q&A talks with Randy Fiveash, director of the Connecticut Office of Tourism in advance of the summer tourism season.

Tourism drives Mystic’s economy

Chris Dehnel Special to the Hartford Business Journal |

Tourism is considered one of Connecticut's top six industries by state economic development officials, but the bounty from visitors with disposable income isn't shared equally by all cities and towns.

Report: Weather hurt 2014 marathon attendance, spending

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The ranks of spectators, volunteers and participants at last year's rainy Hartford Marathon declined 13 percent from the year before, race organizers revealed Thursday.

Consultant: Greater Hartford casino would generate $242M in revenue

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A north central Connecticut casino, if approved by the legislature, would generate the most of the three satellite casinos under consideration in the state, according to a consultant hired by...

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