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Rock Cats to become the Yard Goats

The New Britain Rock Cats will change their name to the Hartford Yard Goats when they move to the city next year, the team announced Wednesday afternoon.

Wolf Pack parent's CEO resigns

The CEO of the Madison Square Garden Co., which owns the Hartford Wolf Pack American Hockey League franchise, has resigned, the company announced.

UConn, XL Center wrangle over short-term lease talks

Matt Pilon |

As one of the XL Center's biggest tenants, UConn athletics is likely key to the Hartford arena's future.

State tourism spending yields 12x return

The $32 million Connecticut has spent on tourism marketing since 2012 has yielded $393 million more in tourism revenues over that time span, according to a report by the Connecticut Department of...

Rock Cats choose five finalist names

The New Britain Rock Cats, who will move to Hartford for the 2016 season, have narrowed a list of suggested new team names to five, they said Wednesday.

The Hartford Hedgehogs? Rock Cats unveil 10 possible team names

The New Britain Rock Cats unveiled 10 possible team names on Wednesday — one of which will become the minor league baseball team's new moniker when it relocates to Hartford in 2016.

Mohegans finalize succession plan for long-time CEO

The Mohegan Tribe on Monday announced it will promote three of its in-house executives as CEO Mitchell Grossinger Etess transitions into retirement over the next six months.

Study: CT shellfish population at risk

A study co-authored by the Natural Resources Defense Council named Connecticut as one of the 15 most at-risk states with a coastal economy at risk of ocean acidification.

Ten-year-old to grace CT Angler's Guide cover

The Connecticut Department of Energy & Environmental Protection has selected Immanuel Smyrnow, 10, for the cover of the 2015 Connecticut Angler's Guide.

Mohegans to open 10 sub shops

The Mohegan Tribe of Uncasville plans to open 10 Jersey Mike's Subs sandwich shops in Rhode Island and Massachusetts, as the resort casino owners continue their diversification play.

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