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Bristol mobile app aimed at tourists, new businesses

Patricia Daddona |

The Bristol Development Authority (BDA) has launched an app to allow quicker mobile access to the town's website, “Bristol All Heart,” with the added aim of attracting more tourists and...

House Dems say 'budgetary relief' is the price of a new casino


If the Mashantucket Pequot and Mohegan tribes want the House to join the Senate in granting them the right to build a casino off tribal lands, they must pay for the privilege and give Connecticut a...

Tribes win casino fight in Senate, face battle in House


The Mashantucket Pequot and Mohegan tribes won the first half of their home-court fight with MGM Resorts International over the rights to gaming expansion in Connecticut as the Senate voted 24-12...

Berkshire Bank buys Commerce Bank, relocates HQ to Boston

Patricia Daddona |

The parent of Berkshire Bank, which has significant branch coverage in Greater Hartford, is buying Worcester, Mass.-based Commerce Bancshares Corp. for $209 million, and relocating its headquarters...

CRDA's roots go back decades

New Britain attorney-lobbyist Brendan M. Fox knows well the role that the Capital Region Development Authority is playing to help revitalize Hartford.

CT's 'bridge bank' finds its stride redeveloping downtown Hartford

Gregory Seay | 1

For years, the 26-story former Bank of America building at 777 Main St. stood as an empty symbol of downtown Hartford's malaise as a hub for employment and urban living.

'Innovation Places' contest draws millions in private investment

Matt Pilon | 1

Two teams made up of well-known Greater Hartford companies, colleges, nonprofits and other institutions last week aired plans to invest millions of dollars in new economic development initiatives...

Malloy: Only realistic casino expansion option is the tribes'


Gov. Dannel P. Malloy moved forcefully Friday for the first time to focus the legislature's debate on casino expansion, saying the only measure he would consider signing is a bill granting the owners...

Kaman touts relaunch of K-MAX helicopters

Patricia Daddona |

Bloomfield-based Kaman Aerosystems' relaunched K-MAX helicopter made its first successful flight on May 12, a debut to be followed up with the delivery of two helicopters to China.

CT's vineyard vines to open Westfarms mall storefront

Patricia Daddona |

Stamford-based vineyard vines will open at the Westfarms Mall in Farmington this fall.

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