Budget woes delay efforts to woo mixed martial arts, boxing bouts

Mixed martial arts (MMA) fighters can begin kicking and punching in cities like Hartford and Bridgeport once the verbal sparring ends in the statehouse and lawmakers agree on a budget the governor...

Outgoing Webster Financial CEO James C. Smith credits values instilled in him by his mother and father, Harold Webster Smith, whose portrait is overhead, for his 30-year guidance of his family's financial legacy.

Thirty years later, Smith-led Webster Bank a regional force

As he prepares to cede day-to-day operations of the Waterbury bank his father launched 85 years ago, Jim Smith reflected recently about that day 30 years ago when he officially took the CEO reins...

East Hartford Mayor Marcia LeClerc with Finance Director Michael Walsh (left) and SiFi Networks President Scott Bradshaw (right) on the city's Main Street corridor. SiFi and the city are exploring the development of a $70 million fiber network across East Hartford.

Telecom industry gains ground in opposition to public high-speed web option

Internet providers appear to be gaining ground in a long-running dispute with Connecticut municipalities that want to offer competing ultra-fast web service by stringing up fiber cables on utility...

This week's focus

McMahon's Hartford visit solicits small business needs, challenges

Taxes, regulations and healthcare costs have long been thorns in the sides of many small businesses in Connecticut and elsewhere, and they are chief complaints Small Business Administration...

Q&As from recent editions

Q&A with Yu-Hui Rogers of Jackson Laboratory

The Jackson Laboratory for Genomic Medicine (JAX), a prominent symbol of Connecticut's investment in bioscience, has grown from a handful of employees in 2012 — including current site director...

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