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  • Visconti Qualifies For Governor's Race

    Visconti Qualifies For Governor's Race
    HARTFORD — Joe Visconti has muscled his way onto the November ballot, securing at least 7,500 signatures in his grassroots quest for the state's highest office. But the tea party Republican, critic of the Common Core and defender of gun owners'...
  • Middletown Officials To Review Metro Square Study Monday

    MIDDLETOWN — A redeveloped Metro Square could support 400 new units of upscale housing and 60,000 square feet of retail space, according to a market study submitted to the city by a developer. A complete overhaul of the site, which includes the...
  • 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...
  • West Hartford Firefighters' Beer-Tasting Fundraiser Is Friday

    West Hartford Firefighters' Beer-Tasting Fundraiser Is Friday
    About 50 firefighters will be pouring beer samples and grilling up food Friday for the West Hartford firefighters association's sixth annual benefit for muscular dystrophy. WEST HARTFORD — About 50 firefighters will be pouring samples of beer 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...
  • 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-...