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After HBJ inquiry, W. Locks pulls plug on $200M mega-sports complex

Matt Pilon |

The chief elected official in Windsor Locks said Monday afternoon that the town has suspended negotiations with the developer of a proposed $200 million sports complex, after the Hartford Business...

New CT laws aim to counteract higher costs from federal tax reforms

Michael D’Addio |

The Connecticut General Assembly recently passed legislation intended to provide workarounds for taxpayers impacted by the new $10,000 limitation on the deduction of state and local taxes (SALT)...

CT law-school grads finding jobs as legal-industry employment stabilizes

Joe Cooper |

Connecticut law-school graduates are having an easier time landing jobs as legal-industry employment stabilizes.

Menapace leads Hartford County Bar Assoc. as pres.

John Stearns |

Michael Menapace, new president of the 1,800-member Hartford County Bar Association (HCBA), started his career as a musician and music teacher before striking a new chord as a lawyer in 2003.

Municipalities sue PURA over broadband decision

Matt Pilon |

The Connecticut Conference of Municipalities has filed a lawsuit challenging a recent regulatory decision that has implications for high-speed internet service in the state.

Hartford jury convicts retail ‘fencers’

Gregory Seay |

A Hartford federal jury has convicted two Connecticut men of running a large-scale operation that swapped cash for retail goods swiped by shoplifters to support their opioid addictions, prosecutors...

Fraud nets Windsor woman 1-year prison sentence

Gregory Seay |

A 43-year-old Windsor woman will spend a year and a day in federal prison for embezzling $190,399 from her employer and for filing a fraudulent tax return, prosecutors say.

Fourth to prison in ‘pump-dump’ fraud

Gregory Seay |

A Colorado lawyer caught up in a stock “pump-and-dump scheme” that so far has cost an ex-Hartford city councilman and three others their freedom and millions in losses to investors will...

Efficiency coalition lawsuit: Funding raid is unconstitutional

Matt Pilon |

A group of five Connecticut energy efficiency contractors, ratepayers and not-for-profits is seeking to block the state's planned sweep of $155 million in ratepayer funds, on the grounds that the...

Ellington doc owes $805K in whistleblower case

Gregory Seay |

An Ellington psychiatrist and his practice must pay $805,071 to settle civil allegations raised by a whistleblower that they overcharged state and federal taxpayers for drug screenings, authorities...

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