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Capacity crowds create headaches in March Madness' Hartford return

Joe Cooper |

Full parking lots, long lines, traffic and crowded restaurants were just some of the welcomed annoyances in Hartford Thursday as the NCAA men's basketball tournament generated new energy downtown.

Trump administration reconsiders, OK's casino in East Windsor

MARK PAZNIOKAS | CT MIRROR |

With its former leader facing a criminal investigation of potential political influence, the U.S. Department of Interior abruptly reversed course Thursday and announced it has accepted a gambling...

Hartford's Chango Rosa to close

Joe Cooper |

The Bear's Restaurant Group, which operates several eateries in Greater Hartford, said it will close its Chango Rosa restaurant at Hartford's Union Station next week.

Hoops, hockey, crossword events add to 'March Madness' tourism spending

Joe Cooper |

The NCAA Division I men's basketball tournament in downtown Hartford won't be the only collegiate event generating tourism dollars for the state this weekend.

Middletown to evict First & Last restaurant for unpaid rent

Joe Cooper |

Hartford-based First & Last Tavern is being evicted from its Main Street space in Middletown for more than $140,000 in overdue rent, according to city officials.

A guide for the NCAA men's tournament in Hartford

Joe Cooper |

The XL Center isn't hosting a top seed in this week's NCAA Division I men's basketball tournament in Hartford, but several high-profile teams, including last year's national champion, will be on...

This Ala. city mirrors Hartford's redevelopment ambitions

Gregory Seay |

Hartford isn't the only U.S. city that has bet big on a minor-league baseball stadium to spur redevelopment.

Three seasons in, Hartford's $71M ballpark has sparked new energy but not promised development

Gregory Seay |

Hartford's Dunkin' Donuts Park has found early success drawing plaudits for its design and fan experience. However, it has yet to attain the one goal for which it was built: Economic revival of the...

CT's Between Rounds Cafe debuts in Mass.

Gregory Seay |

The first Massachusetts kiosk location for South Windsor's Between Rounds Bakery Sandwich Cafe has debuted.

CT tourism panel proposes sweeping reforms; wants to rebrand state

Joe Cooper |

A state-led panel of business leaders dedicated to jumpstarting Connecticut's $14.7 billion tourism sector says the state must rebrand and divert more tax revenues to help grow the industry.

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