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  • Fairfield County's Strength Drives State's Job Recovery

    Fairfield County has been Connecticut's jobs engine for the past year, with a growth rate of 2.3 percent, nearly four times faster than the statewide pace. Connecticut employers added 2,400 jobs in July — the sixth consecutive month of job growth...
  • Ballpark Just The Spark North Hartford Needs

    Thirty years of diligent efforts to ignite development north of I-84 in Hartford has led to one inescapable conclusion. There was never a sufficient spark for developers — or residents — to take the leap of faith necessary to grow a new,...
  • West Hartford Introduces Mobile Parking App

    West Hartford Introduces Mobile Parking App
    WEST HARTFORD — Hate waiting in line at the new digital parking meters while your fellow drivers feed the machines? There's an app for that. Starting Thursday, on-street parking at any one of the 500 metered spaces in West Hartford Center and...
  • Hartford Shops Doubling As Art Galleries

    Hartford Shops Doubling As Art Galleries
    When a Hartford merchant puts artworks by local artists on his walls, it's a win-win-win-win situation. The artist's work gets seen. The merchant supports the region's art community. The merchant rescues his shop from generic decor. And the merchant...
  • Newly Minted MBA Hopes Painting Parties Draw Profits

    Newly Minted MBA Hopes Painting Parties Draw Profits
    WEST HARTFORD — When Stan Finch was at Harvard Business School in 2011 and 2012, everyone wanted to launch the next Airbnb. Finch, now 31, also thought about launching a firm that connects customers with people offering short-term rentals, even...
  • Tenants Welcome: Hartford, Suburbs Headed For Apartment Building Boom

    Tenants Welcome: Hartford, Suburbs Headed For Apartment Building Boom
    The addition of nearly 1,000 new apartments over the next few years could be what downtown Hartford needs to secure a long-elusive vibrancy beyond the work week. Five apartment projects are now underway — four conversions and one new complex&...
  • Delectable, Authentic, Kaiten-Style Sushi At Umi

    Delectable, Authentic, Kaiten-Style Sushi At Umi
    Few dining experiences are as convenient and entertaining as kaiten-style sushi. Pieces of raw fish, sushi rolls and small plates travel past your seat by way of conveyor belt, and you grab whatever looks most appealing. When Umi Sushi & Tapas opened in...
  • Growing Popularity of A Cappella Groups

    Growing Popularity of A Cappella Groups
    Ben Watsky was born to sing a cappella. Well, if not born, then certainly bred to it. The Woodbridge native first learned The Whiffenpoof Song (“We’re poor little lambs who have lost our way, baa, baa, baa….”) in eighth grade,...
  • West Hartford Hotel Plans Unveiled

    West Hartford Hotel Plans Unveiled
    WEST HARTFORD — The development team seeking to build a six-story luxury hotel at the corner of Memorial and Raymond roads has detailed their plans for town officials. The town council and plan and zoning commission held a joint public hearing...
  • Pile It On: A Few Of Connecticut's Better Buffets

    Pile It On: A Few Of Connecticut's Better Buffets
    Maybe you like a lot of variety in each meal. Maybe you want to get the most food for your money. Maybe you just want to consume as much as humanely possible. Whatever your motivation, Connecticut has plenty of all-you-can-eat buffet options for your...
  • Planes para hotel en West Hartford revelados

    Planes para hotel en West Hartford revelados
    El equipo de desarrollo que busca construir un hotel de seis pisos en la esquina de las carreteras Memorial y Raymond ha detallado sus planes a los funcionarios de la ciudad. El Concejo Municipal y la Comisión de planificación y de zonificación...