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New Mark Twain House director Roos starts July 5

Patricia Daddona |

The Mark Twain House and Museum has hired former longtime Newport Restoration Foundation Executive Director Pieter Roos as its next executive director, effective July 5.

CT tourist attractions plan free admissions to draw visitors

Patricia Daddona |

Fifty tourist attractions in Greater Hartford and 200 more across Connecticut plan to open their doors June 10 to tourists and visitors with either free admission or special offers.

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

MARK PAZNIOKAS | CT MIRROR |

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...

Schaghticokes threaten to sue CT over casino expansion process

Patricia Daddona |

Within hours of the Senate's passage of a bill allowing the Mashantucket Pequot and Mohegan tribes to build a commercial casino in East Windsor, the Schaghticoke Tribal Nation said Wednesday it will...

Tribes win casino fight in Senate, face battle in House

MARK PAZNIOKAS | CT MIRROR |

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...

'Skilled' gambling machines debut at Foxwoods

Patricia Daddona |

Foxwoods Resort Casino has introduced skill-based video game gambling machines in partnership with New York City-based GameCo. Inc., the two companies said Monday.

CT targets international travelers ahead of tourism season

Q&A talks to Randy Fiveash, director of the Connecticut Office of Tourism, about the influence of foreign travelers in the state's tourism industry.

CT’s lodging industry copes with Airbnb competition

Patricia Daddona |

Hotels, cottages, inns and bed-and-breakfasts have long had a stranglehold on a lodging industry aimed at satisfying travelers' desires to stay someplace special — that is, until Airbnb came...

Pratt St.’s weekday open-air market dawns

Some of downtown Hartford's most resilient merchants are housed on Pratt Street.

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