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Blue Back Square

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  • Yes To Hartford Baseball Stadium Project

    Yes To Hartford Baseball Stadium Project
    There is considerable apprehension about the proposed Downtown North development in Hartford, and the concern is not misplaced. The baseball-oriented project is a big risk for an impoverished city with high taxes. Nonetheless, Hartford needs a big...
  • Pink Party Postponed Until Thursday

    Pink Party Postponed Until Thursday
    Due to a rainy forecast, the Hartford Courant Pink Party, originally planned for Oct. 1, has been postponed until Thursday, Oct. 2. The annual "party with a purpose," which benefits Komen Connecticut, is free to the public and will take place from 5-8...
  • West Hartford Library Director To Retire

    West Hartford Library Director To Retire
    WEST HARTFORD — After 40 years working in libraries across the state, Pat Holloway says she's looking forward to relaxing with a good book. "I don't get much chance to do it. I've got books and books and books that I'd love to sit down and have the...
  • Joe Visconti Pushes On, Aiming To Win Over A Patchwork Coalition Of Voters

    Joe Visconti Pushes On, Aiming To Win Over A Patchwork Coalition Of Voters
    EAST HAVEN — Joe Visconti has no money, few connections and little clout. But the one-term council member from West Hartford has a strategy that he believes will propel him into the governor's office on Nov. 4. "I'm not here to just influence...
  • St. Joe's Mapusaga Brings Taste Of Hawaii To West Hartford

    St. Joe's Mapusaga Brings Taste Of Hawaii To West Hartford
    Over the past few weeks, Tiffany Mapusaga has been introduced to some late-summer/early-fall activities by her new teammates on the St. Joseph volleyball team. Apple picking and river tubing had never been options. Even window shopping at Blue Back Square...
  • Baldwin's Book Details Career In Hockey, And With The Whalers

    Back when the renegade World Hockey Association was blooming in the early 1970s, Howard Baldwin sometimes thought he was living in a movie. The man who would later reinvent himself as an Oscar-winning Hollywood producer knew a good story when he saw it....
  • West Hartford Should Value Character Over Demolition

    West Hartford Should Value Character Over Demolition
    At the heart of the word "contemplate" lies the word "temple," a place where people go to pray, reflect and give thanks. Ironically, true contemplation seems to have escaped those who purchased, razed and are in the process of replacing West Hartford's...
  • Hartford Officials Answer Rock Cats Questions

    Hartford Officials Answer Rock Cats Questions
    Weeks after the city announced it would build a $60 million stadium to lure the New Britain Rock Cats to Hartford, a flurry of questions remains about how it will fund the endeavor. Hartford officials have said they plan to construct a 220,000-square-...
  • Secretary Of The State: It's Officially Over For Pelto's Nominating Petition Effort

    Secretary Of The State: It's Officially Over For Pelto's Nominating Petition Effort
    When the end officially arrived for Jonathan Pelto's hopes of petitioning his way onto the November election ballot as a third-party candidate for governor, the only question was how far short he had fallen of the legal requirement for the signatures of...
  • Slowly, A Wave Of Walkable Town Development Gains Speed

    Slowly, A Wave Of Walkable Town Development Gains Speed
    A handful of people were already gathered around the stone fountain in Glastonbury center when a family of four parked on Main Street and walked to a table in the summer sunset to enjoy their burgers and fries. Nearby, a husband and wife from East...
  • Neighbors Unhappy With Approved Apartment Complex Near Center Of Bloomfield

    BLOOMFIELD — Town officials last month applauded a proposed apartment complex with over 400 units near the center of town. The proposal, put forth by a West Hartford developer and approved unanimously by the town planning and zoning commission,...