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UConn’s Front Street arrival sets off a retail feeding frenzy

Gregory Seay |

Nixs, the restaurant-bar in downtown Hartford's Front Street retail-entertainment district, plans an exterior facelift around the time UConn's adjacent new campus opens there in late August.

Rocky Hill Hampton Inn breaks ground

Gregory Seay |

A $7.1 million Hampton Inn and Suites is being built in Rocky Hill.

2 softball tourneys to boost CT economy

Patricia Daddona |

Two Connecticut “fastpitch” softball tournaments coming next week to East Hartford and to Stratford in early August are projected to generate $3 million in business revenue, according to...

State agency letting workers take excessive paid leave, auditors find

Eric Bedner | Journal Inquirer |

Dozens of Connecticut Department of Developmental Services employees have been on administrative leave with pay for excessive periods of time, including one who has been on leave since 2014 and been...

Foxwoods' slot revenue up in June

Patricia Daddona |

Foxwoods Resorts Casino's slot revenues rose 2.7 percent in June, tribal operators reported Saturday.

Hartford draws fall women-in-manufacturing summit

Patricia Daddona |

A Cleveland-based national women's manufacturing association expects to draw more than 300 women at a three-day conference at the Connecticut Convention Center in the fall.

Foxwoods debuts interactive gaming arena in revamped casino

Patricia Daddona |

Foxwoods Resort Casino has debuted a new casino gaming arena it says is unlike any other in the Northeast at its reopened Great Cedar Casino, Mashantucket tribal casino operators announced this week.

At CT's beaches and parks, normalcy amid state budget mess


Hammonasset Beach State Park in Madison reached parking capacity Tuesday at 11:50 a.m. – a little early, perhaps, but not unusual for one of the most popular beaches in Connecticut on the...

'CT-Made' branding coming with new law

Patricia Daddona |

A new law taking effect in October will require the state to develop a “Connecticut-made” logo businesses can use to promote products made or produced in the state.

Charity fills funding gap for Journey Home

Matt Pilon |

One of many Hartford nonprofits hit by recent city budget cutbacks, has filled much of the hole after a charity this week pledged $86,000, Mayor Luke Bronin’s office announced.

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