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Direct Energy buys Astrum Solar

Houston electric supplier Direct Energy has purchased Astrum Solar, with its operations in Connecticut, for $54 million.

Time to abandon CT Studios project?

It's no secret economic development projects can be a tough slog in Connecticut. Whether it's attempting to build a new minor league ballpark in the Capital City, or a billion-dollar...

Deller: It's all about 'programming' Hartford

Gregory Seay |

Thomas E. Deller, the Capital City's economic-development visionary, says it's time for Hartford to deliberate the kinds of “programming'' it wants available to citizens.

Hartford builds on its 'arts, culture capital' mantle

Gregory Seay |

Finally, after decades of trying — and failing — downtown Hartford is shedding its “office park'' image.

E. Hampton High’s redo embraces ‘chilled-beam’ A/C

East Hampton schoolkids and their parents have waited decades for their aging high school to undergo the kinds of improvements that will facilitate 21st-century learning.

Dawn of a new Hartford?

Check out week 1 of our five-week summer series focused on what Hartford might look like a decade from now. This week, we look at real estate and economic development.

CT’s housing permits doubled in June

The pace of Connecticut’s new housing construction quickened in June, with permit totals for most towns one third greater in the first six months than the first-half of 2013, state data shows.

CL&P, UI rank near bottom in customer satisfaction

The state's two largest utilities, Connecticut Light & Power and United Illuminating, rank near the bottom in the country for residential customer satisfaction, according to California firm J.D.

Hartford's CityPlace II heads to auction block

Gregory Seay |

CityPlace II, the shorter twin to one of downtown Hartford’s most recognizable corporate addresses, is headed for a two-day auction on Aug. 25, with a $6.5 million starting bid, according to...

Blast Fitness to move W. Hfd. location

Blast Fitness said it will move its West Hartford gym a half mile down the road later this year.

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