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CT tourism office allots $75,000 in matching funds for marketing

Patricia Daddona |

The Connecticut Office of Tourism has launched a $75,000 co-op program that enables tourist attractions to apply for matching funds of up to $10,000 for marketing.

CT launching tourism promotion co-op in April

Patricia Daddona |

The state's tourism promoter is set to announce a new co-op program to help tourism enthusiasts and professionals better market themselves during marketing outreach meetings in April.

Mohegan's $80M convention center another challenge for Hartford

Matt Pilon | 1

The $80 million convention center Mohegan Sun has started building will mean steeper competition for Hartford, officials say.

DEEP: Sewage funds paying off

Boating pumpout facilities on Long Island Sound and Connecticut’s largest lake pumped a record 1.28 million gallons of sewage in 2016, the Department of Energy and Environmental Protection...

Mohegan Sun expanding with $80M convention center

Patricia Daddona |

Mohegan Sun is planning to open a new, $80 million conference center next summer to cater to convention and meeting business.

Nix's Hartford faces new legal pressure for unpaid rent

Patricia Daddona |

The landlord of Hartford's Front Street Entertainment District has filed a second lawsuit against Nix's Hartford restaurant, accusing the tenant of failing to pay rent, according to documents filed...

Embracing, 'carnival' atmosphere coming to Hartford's ballpark

Gregory Seay | 1

Yard Goats fans who flock to downtown Hartford's Dunkin' Donuts Park opening day April 13 will eye the mound, in anticipation of pitchers' arsenals of fastballs, curveballs and sinkers.

Study: CT tourism economic impact $14.7B in '15

Patricia Daddona |

Connecticut's tourism industry had an economic impact of $14.7 billion in 2015, a 4.6 increase compared with 2013, according to a new state-commissioned study.

Committee approves, yet doesn’t endorse, casino expansion bills

Mark Pazniokas | CT Mirror |

Proposals to expand casino gambling in Connecticut cleared the Public Safety and Security Committee on Wednesday in votes signifying a consensus that the bills were too big to die in committee, not a...

Bar where underaged patron died will close

Matt Pilon |

Hartford's Angry Bull Saloon, which has been closed since an 18-year-old college student died after falling off its four-story roof, will not reopen, the Department of Consumer Protection announced...

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