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  • 19th-Century Irish Catholic Immigrants Faced Unabashed Hostility

     19th-Century Irish Catholic Immigrants Faced Unabashed Hostility
    Tensions between Irish immigrants and anti-immigrant nativists nearly exploded into violence during newly elected Connecticut Gov. William T. Minor's May 1855 inaugural parade. A month earlier, Minor and his fellow Know-Nothing Party candidates had...
  • Norwich Free Academy Graduates Exit With A Flourish

    Norwich Free Academy Graduates Exit With A Flourish
    The skies smiled on commencement ceremonies at Norwich Free Academy June 20, as the school conferred diplomas on 535 new graduates. The outdoor ceremony at the football field, where the stands were packed with family members and friends, featured a...
  • Thayer's Marine Plans Expansion In Norwich

    NORWICH — Thayer's Marine launched another expansion of the boat sales, service and related retail business with the purchase Wednesday of three nearby properties on Falls Avenue for a boat showroom and possible rental space for other marine-related...
  • When Gold Prices Fell, How Did Local Jeweler Becker's React?

    When Gold Prices Fell, How Did Local Jeweler Becker's React?
    In 1990, Becker's Fine Jeweler had just opened its downtown Hartford store when a recession hit — and one that hit New England harder than anywhere else. "I had to lay off 40 percent of my staff," said Paul Becker, who founded the West Hartford...
  • Hartford Can Capitalize On New Trend In Minor League Parks

    Hartford Can Capitalize On New Trend In Minor League Parks
    To the naked eye, New Britain Stadium appears as fresh today as it was on Opening Day 1996. Built for $10 million 19 years ago, the stadium at Willow Brook Park has seemingly aged well. The Rock Cats have traditionally drawn well, and management has not...
  • Hartford Plans $60 Million Stadium; Rock Cats Owner Says 'Opportunity Couldn't Pass Up'

    Hartford Plans $60 Million Stadium; Rock Cats Owner Says 'Opportunity Couldn't Pass Up'
    HARTFORD — More than a year of secret talks culminated Wednesday on the steps of city hall as the mayor and the owner of the New Britain Rock Cats announced a deal to bring the minor league baseball team to Hartford. What had been whispered by...
  • A Rich Minor League History In New Britain

    A Rich Minor League History In New Britain
    HARTFORD — The expected departure of the Rock Cats to Hartford for 2016 will leave New Britain, a city of 73,000, without minor league baseball for the first time since 1983. It will also leave a 6,000-seat stadium, only 18 years old, quiet on...
  • Hartford Officials To Announce Plan To Move Rock Cats To City

    Hartford Officials To Announce Plan To Move Rock Cats To City
    HARTFORD — City officials said they will make a "major sports announcement" Wednesday, when details of a plan to lure the New Britain Rock Cats to the city will be revealed. The Courant has reported that the Eastern League affiliate of the...
  • Summer In The City? Baseball Would Make It Special

    Summer In The City? Baseball Would Make It Special
    We have a history. Oh, do we have a baseball history. The only Civil War veteran inducted by the Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown brought professional baseball to Hartford in 1874. Not only was Morgan G. Bulkeley a team owner, he helped make the...
  • Rock Cats In Talks To Move From New Britain To Hartford

    Rock Cats In Talks To Move From New Britain To Hartford
    HARTFORD — The New Britain Rock Cats are negotiating with Hartford officials to move the minor league baseball team to the city in 2016. City officials who requested anonymity said Monday there is a proposal to build a stadium at Main and Trumbull...
  • Summit To Help Manufacturers Tap Into EB Supply Line

    COLCHESTER — A summit for at least 148 manufacturers in the state is planned for June 16 at the University of Connecticut's Avery Point campus. U.S. Rep. Joe Courtney, D-2nd District, made the announcement Tuesday at the aerospace company Alpha Q...