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AAC, dance tourneys offer Htfd. economy $7.3M boost

Patricia Daddona |

The city of Hartford will play host to 50,000 visitors when the 2017 Frontier Communications American Athletic Conference Men's Basketball Championship kicks off for four days starting Thursday.

XL Center losing nearly $1M a year

Eric Bedner | Journal Inquirer |

Gov. Dannel P. Malloy is proposing to spend $250 million on renovations to the XL Center though the venue lost close to $1 million in each of the previous four years, according to annual reports from...

Brackets for Good nonprofit competitors raise $18,000 so far

Patricia Daddona |

Sixty Hartford area nonprofits have raised more than $18,000 in the Brackets for Good competitive fundraising tournament in the first round so far, organizers said Thursday.

City rejects 'far-fetched' plan to sell Dunkin' Donuts Park

Patricia Daddona |

The Hartford City Council Monday rejected a proposal by one of its members to sell $71 million Dunkin' Donuts Park.

Top PGA pro McIlroy to play 2017 Travelers tournament

Patricia Daddona |

Rory McIlroy, the reigning FedExCup champion of the PGA Tour, has committed to play in the 2017 Travelers Championship tournament in June, organizers announced Friday.

Malloy: Choice is modernize or close aging XL Center

Mark Pazniokas | CT Mirror |

Gov. Dannel P. Malloy said Friday that a $250 million plan to overhaul the aging XL Center in downtown Hartford to keep University of Connecticut teams as tenants is a blueprint to modernize a 1970s...

Webster Bank sues ex-ballpark developer, others for nearly $6M

Patricia Daddona |

Waterbury-based Webster Bank is suing Centerplan Construction Co., the former builder of Dunkin' Donuts Park, for allegedly partially defaulting on three separate loans totaling more than $10.2...

Hundreds vie for Yard Goats' stadium jobs

Patricia Daddona |

More than twice the number of people needed for game-day positions with the Hartford Yard Goats come opening day April 13 in Dunkin' Donuts Park turned out at a weekend job fair.

Legislators: $250M for XL Center while foundations crumble?

Eric Bedner | Journal Inquirer |

Many area legislators are questioning Gov. Dannel P. Malloy's proposal to spend $250 million on renovations to the XL Center, saying they would prefer more attention be paid to the crumbling...

UConn ticket surcharge to fund athletic facilities

Neill Ostrout | Journal Inquirer |

UConn is adding a surcharge it calls a “Facilities Investment Together” fee on all athletic tickets beginning in the 2017-18 academic year to support athletics building projects around...

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