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Insurers: Hartford donation meant to spur city's most vulnerable assets

Joe Cooper |

For Aetna, Travelers and The Hartford, donating a combined $10 million to Hartford has helped the Capital City avoid bankruptcy, grow jobs and protect its most vulnerable assets.

Despite naysayers, Larson won’t bury the tunnel idea

TOM CONDON | CT Mirror |

Two years ago, U.S. Rep. John B. Larson stunned many in Connecticut with an idea to build a system of highway tunnels under Hartford and East Hartford longer than Boston’s “Big Dig.”

Travelers' Bessette: XL Center key to Hartford's future

Greg Bordonaro |

The XL Center is crucial to Hartford's future, and city and state policymakers must come up with a plan to make sure the building isn't mothballed.

MetroHartford Alliance's new direction focuses on economic development, revival of Hartford Chamber

Matt Pilon |

As part of a new strategic plan, the MetroHartford Alliance is ramping up its economic-development role and reviving the Hartford Chamber brand.

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Windham OKs $14.6M community, senior center

Joe Cooper |

Windham voters at referendum Tuesday approved plans to build a $14.6 million community and senior center at a Main Street plot formerly housing the old Jillson Square theaters.

S. Windsor council approves 7-year tax break totaling $2.4 million for proposed Coca-Cola facility

Katherine Eastman | Journal Inquirer |

The South Windsor Town Council on Monday unanimously approved a seven-year tax abatement totaling $2.4 million as an incentive for the Coca-Cola Bottling Co. of Northern New England to build a...

'Hartford Encounters' tours give newbies, employers a glimpse into downtown

Gregory Seay |

For a few hours on a recent brisk, October day, downtown Hartford was the star attraction for about a dozen corporate staffers and professionals, some of them newcomers to the region.

Cromwell retirement community eyes $48M expansion

Joe Cooper |

A 220-unit retirement community in Cromwell is slated to add another 54 units under a proposed $48 million expansion.

W. Hartford seeks development feedback

Gregory Seay |

The town of West Hartford is inviting public feedback as it prepares to update its plan of conservation and development.

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