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Ex-Dillon Stadium developer gets three years in jail

Patricia Daddona |

Former Dillon Stadium developer James C. Duckett Jr. has been sentenced to three years in prison for his role in a fraud scheme involving a $12 million redevelopment of the Hartford stadium.

CRDA recommends Hartford Sports Group to develop Dillon Stadium

Patricia Daddona |

The Capital Region Development Authority (CRDA) on Thursday selected the Hartford Sports Group (HSG) to renovate Hartford's Dillon Stadium.

Bond Commission OKs $40M for XL Center

Matt Pilon |

The state Bond Commission on Wednesday morning approved $40 million in funding for improvements to the aging XL Center in Hartford, which is headed toward the sales block.

ESPN begins layoffs; cuts studio production, digital content staff

Patricia Daddona |

Bristol sports entertainment giant ESPN today began its planned layoffs of 150 workers.

CRDA set to pick Dillon Stadium developer

Patricia Daddona |

The Capital Region Development Authority on Thursday is expected to choose one of three proposals to renovate Hartford's Dillon Stadium.

Brackets For Good nonprofit tourney expanding statewide in 2018

Patricia Daddona |

After raising more than $216,000 in the Hartford region earlier this year, the Brackets for Good nonprofit fundraiser tournament is expanding next year across Connecticut, organizers announced...

Report: ESPN laying off 100 staffers at month's end

Patricia Daddona |

Bristol sports media giant ESPN is laying off 100 employees after Thanksgiving, according to multiple news reports.

Hartford yoga studio closes suddenly downtown

Patricia Daddona |

Hartford Sweat, a downtown yoga and fitness studio, closed its doors suddenly Thursday, after the owner says she struggled to sustain the business.

Lawmakers seek public review of Eversource storm response

Patricia Daddona |

Two Connecticut lawmakers are calling for an informational public forum to examine Eversource Energy's response to the October rain and windstorm that left more than 100,000 residents without power...

NB Bees release 2018 schedule, plan to ramp up sales, promotions

John Stearns |

The New Britain Bees have released their schedule for the 2018 season, which will include 72 home games at New Britain Stadium, the first one on May 4.

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