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Time running out for donors to save Winterfest

Patricia Daddona |

The iQuilt Partnership has just two weeks left to raise $55,000 and reach its goal of $230,000 -- enough money to open and operate Winterfest Hartford this winter season.

Malloy's budget plan maintains tourism marketing funds

Patricia Daddona |

The state's economic development office would keep most of the funding proposed in a previous Democratic spending plan as part of Gov. Dannel P. Malloy's newly released $37 billion budget proposal.

Upcoming pickleball tourney expected to boost regional economy

Patricia Daddona |

A regional pickleball tourney scheduled for Oct. 26-29 in Hartford will boost visitation and spending in the area, according to state authorities.

Tribal casino slots revenues rise in Sept.

Patricia Daddona |

The month of September was good to Connecticut's tribal casino operators, which both posted slot revenue increases.

Budget woes delay efforts to woo mixed martial arts, boxing bouts

John Stearns |

Mixed martial arts (MMA) fighters can begin kicking and punching in cities like Hartford and Bridgeport once the verbal sparring ends in the statehouse and lawmakers agree on a budget the governor...

Coltsville National Park establishes visitors center site

Patricia Daddona |

Coltsville National Historic Park in Hartford reached another milestone Wednesday with the establishment of a new visitors center site.

Powder Ridge revamps business model to bridge four seasons

Patricia Daddona |

The Powder Ridge Park in Middlefield and Brownstone Exploration and Discovery Parks in Portland have long offered winter, spring and summertime recreational sports, but that fourth tourist season...

Mohegan Sun hosting American Idol auditions


Mohegan Sun, the Uncasville resort tribal casino, is hosting auditions for Connecticut residents to win auditions with American Idol.

DEEP awards $1M in boat sewage grants

Matt Pilon |

A state program that pays to pump boat sewage from vessels on Long Island Sound and Connecticut’s biggest lake has awarded just shy of $1 million in funding to 43 marine facilities.

Mohegan Sun expo center adds jobs as project advances

Patricia Daddona |

The Mohegan tribe on Monday celebrated progress made on its $80 million Exposition Center at Mohegan Sun, a project that has created 400 temporary and permanent jobs so far.

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