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Connecticut Economic Development

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  • Visions of Vintage Trolleys Are Probably Pipe Dreams

    Visions of Vintage Trolleys Are Probably Pipe Dreams
    Visions of reviving bits of Connecticut's vanished system of trolleys have been tantalizing urban planners and light-rail enthusiasts for a long time. Streetcars are sexy. Trolleys are fun. Light-rail would help get those damned gas-guzzling,...
  • Pryor Tells Superintendents: 'You Are On The Right Track'

    Pryor Tells Superintendents: 'You Are On The Right Track'
    HARTFORD — A day after announcing his plans to leave soon, state Education Commissioner Stefan Pryor addressed superintendents at their annual back-to-school meeting Tuesday, pointing to progress made during his watch and urging them to go forward...
  • State Education Chief Leaving After Series Of Controversies

    State Education Chief Leaving After Series Of Controversies
    HARTFORD — Gov. Dannel P. Malloy announced Monday that Stefan Pryor, his controversial state education commissioner, will leave by January and is "actively seeking new professional opportunities'' — a move that critics branded as an election-...
  • Pryor Helped Set Education Reform On Right Track

    Pryor Helped Set Education Reform On Right Track
    When Gov. Dannel P. Malloy was elected four years ago, Connecticut had the worst achievement gap between poor minority students and suburban white students in the country. In addition, overall test scores were flat, and the state was consistently...
  • Developers Update Canton Officials On Collins Company Site

    Developers Update Canton Officials On Collins Company Site
    CANTON — Efforts to finance redevelopment of the old Collins Company ax factory site have so far been unsuccessful, but the group pushing the plan is pinning its hopes on finding local investors. Members of the group gave an overview of their...
  • State's Last Textile Mill Back Up And Running

    That the state's last traditional textile mill is back in business is cause for celebration. The Warren mills in Stafford Springs made quality woolens for men's suits and coats for 160 years. Hearts were broken when the operation closed in December,...
  • Foley Follows Career Twists And Turns Toward Governor's Office

     Foley Follows Career Twists And Turns Toward Governor's Office
    Tom Foley never thought he would simultaneously have one son in Harvard and two toddlers in diapers. His life has taken multiple twists and turns that he would not have predicted, including becoming a father again later in life. Those twists also...
  • Back9Network CEO/Founder Jamie Bosworth Resigns

     Back9Network CEO/Founder Jamie Bosworth Resigns
    Jamie Bosworth, founder and CEO of the Back9Network – a fledgling golf lifestyle TV and online programmer based in Hartford – has resigned, the company announced Friday. Bosworth quit "to pursue other career opportunities," Back9 confirmed in...
  • Wethersfield Putting Its History Down In Panels For Interpretive Trail

    WETHERSFIELD — America's first cavalry unit mustered in Wethersfield, the nation's first and second presidents both visited First Church, and the most famous elm tree in America once stood on the Broad Street green. Those are just a few of the...
  • Walker For Lt. Gov. On Republican Ticket

    Walker For Lt. Gov. On Republican Ticket
    If you harbor the suspicion that state government could run more efficiently and less expensively, you might want to call in a no-nonsense accountant with a green eyeshade to poke around the bureaucratic labyrinth. Someone like David Walker. Mr....
  • Tax Study Can Help Fix State's Rudderless Economy

    Tax Study Can Help Fix State's Rudderless Economy
    During the campaign for governor, it is safe to assume that economic issues will be discussed in detail. As the conversation meanders through familiar territory — deficits, debt, unfunded liabilities, job data, taxes and expenditures — one...