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2017 national cycling championship kicks off in Hartford

Patricia Daddona |

A 2017 national cycling competition kicked off in Hartford's Riverside Park today, and runs through Jan. 8, with a promise of amassing $1.8 million in revenue for the Greater Hartford region.

Tourism 'listening tours' yield marketing aid for towns

Patricia Daddona |

The state Office of Culture and Tourism will be helping several towns set up webpages on the site in early 2017 to help market local attractions in the absence of regional tourism...

Bear's Smokehouse to adopt $15 hourly minimum wage

Patricia Daddona |

The co-owners of Bear's Smokehouse BBQ are raising the minimum wage for all their non-tipped employees to $15 an hour starting Jan. 1.

Nov. slots take declines at tribal casinos

Patricia Daddona |

Connecticut's tribal casino slots revenue slid in November, operators reported Thursday.

Two UConn 'Faculty Row' houses saved from wrecking ball

Patricia Daddona |

A new agreement between UConn and state preservation experts will save two of the nine “Faculty Row” houses that had been slated for demolition and develop a reuse plan for them.

Food markets sprouting in downtown Hartford

Gregory Seay |

From next to no downtown food markets just a decade ago, Hartford's central business district is now up to at least five — and counting.

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Hartford, U.S. ink Coltsville pact

Gregory Seay |

The city of Hartford says it has satisfied one of three conditions of its pact with the Interior Department, moving the former Colt gun armory and surroundings closer to formal designation as a...

Lovell leaving as Mark Twain House executive director

Patricia Daddona |

The Mark Twain House & Museum is launching a nationwide search to replace its executive director, Cindy Lovell, who said Monday she would resign to be closer to family in Florida.

XL Center renovation key to Hartford’s future

The future of the XL Center has been brought back into the spotlight, although nothing new has developed since the Capital Region Development Authority (CRDA) last year backed a $250 million plan to...

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