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E. Hartford Farmer's Market bows July 8th

Gregory Seay |

East Hartford Farmer’s Market launches its 25th year on July 8 when it resumes its once weekly sales of fresh, locally sourced produce and foods at the Raymond Library, 840 Main St.

CT ranked 10th worst for small business taxes

Keith Griffin |

A report issued Wednesday says Connecticut is the 10th worst state in the nation when it comes to taxes on small businesses.

CT opens student-loan refi door

Gregory Seay |

Connecticut’s supplemental college-loan fund is offering burdened borrowers the chance to refinance their school debts.

State's highways among most congested; bridges among worst

Keith Griffin |

Heading into the 4th of July weekend, Connecticut drivers may find highways as crowded here as anywhere in the U.S. What they're also going to encounter is the fifth-worst bridges.

New provost named for CSCU system

Keith Griffin |

The Connecticut State Colleges and Universities (CSCU) system has hired a new provost to serve as academic second-in-command of the 90,000-student network of universities and colleges.

CT will receive $16.2M from Volkswagen settlement

At the same time that Volkswagen is settling with the Federal Trade Commission, it has come to an agreement with state attorneys general, including Connecticut, to pay more than $570 million for...

It's a horrible time to be a U.S. bank

CNNMoney |

U.S. bank stocks are getting dumped like it's 2011. Shares of Bank of America and Morgan Stanley plummeted by 13% apiece in the two days after the shocking Brexit vote.

Berkshire's $117M deal widens door to Philly

Gregory Seay |

Massachusetts lender Berkshire Hills Bancorp Inc., with Hartford operations, says it will pay about $117 million in stock to acquire a New Jersey housing-consumer lender.

Cuts hit summer attractions

By Eric Bedner, Journal Inquirer |

The Department of Energy and Environmental Protection will close multiple campgrounds early and change the hours of operation of some state park beaches, museums, and nature centers because of state...

Strained city budgets snuff out Riverfest fireworks

Matt Pilon |

Strained municipal budgets on both sides of the Connecticut River have resulted in the cancellation of Riverfest's July 9 fireworks display, organizers announced.

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