| Jun 8, 2014
| 4:05 AM
PLAINVILLE — Home builder Johnny Carrier savors the nail gun's staccato tap-tap as two workers finish piecing together two-by-fours at Samuel's Crossing near the Plainville-Farmington line.
Carpenters hoist up the wall frame for the colonial,...
| Jun 11, 2014
| 11:17 AM
HARTFORD — On a late November afternoon in 2012, city officials met with executives from the New Britain Rock Cats and put in motion a secret 18-month negotiation to bring the minor league club to Hartford.
The meeting at Salute on Trumbull Street...
| Aug 18, 2014
| 3:50 PM
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...
| Aug 19, 2014
| 3:12 PM
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...
| Aug 13, 2014
| 11:17 AM
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...
| Aug 7, 2014
| 2:25 PM
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,...
| Jul 19, 2013
| 4:32 PM
Investors for years have poured money into bonds despite the low yields, viewing them as low-risk and reliable. The trend has been so dominant that some experts have warned of a so-called "safety bubble."
But after the Federal Reserve indicated that...
| Mar 29, 2013
| 4:16 PM
From coast to coast, politicians and pundits quickly grasped the irony when the shooting tragedy at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown landed Connecticut, the home and birthplace of the American firearms industry, at the center of a national...
| Jun 7, 2013
| 3:24 PM
Years ago, there was a sign on the ceiling of a college wrestling room that read: "If you can read this, you are in trouble. Move!"
The sign on Connecticut's ceiling is a report from the Bureau of Economic Analysis showing that the state was dead last...
| Jun 21, 2013
| 7:23 AM
Connecticut will lose its first gun manufacturer in the wake of its strict new gun law, and the South Carolina economic development officials who lured them to the Palmetto state may woo disaffected Maryland gun companies next.
"We'll be looking at...
| Jun 28, 2013
| 4:22 PM
Connecticut has made a policy and financial commitment to the University of Connecticut in Storrs. As a result, UConn is experiencing rapid growth, which is good for students and for businesses looking to hire talented young people.
This growth, however,...