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Upcoming pickleball tourney expected to boost regional economy

Patricia Daddona |

A regional pickleball tourney scheduled for Oct. 26-29 in Hartford will boost visitation and spending in the area, according to state authorities.

Hartford Yard Goats promotes GM Restall to president

Patricia Daddona |

The Hartford Yard Goats said Tuesday it has named General Manager Tim Restall president as part of a slew of senior-level promotions.

New Britain Bees name new GM

John Stearns |

The New Britain Bees have handed the ball to a new general manager, promoting the team's vice president of business development, Brad Smith, following the retirement of Gerry Berthiaume.

Yard Goats' season attendance among highest in nation

Patricia Daddona | 3

The Hartford Yard Goats' record attendance this past season parallels that of 13 other minor league franchises nationwide, according to Minor League Baseball (MiLB).

Tim Restall | General Manager of the Hartford Yard Goats

John Stearns |

Critics bleated when Dunkin' Donuts Park was proposed, overbudget and delayed, but after the $71 million, 6,000-seat baseball stadium opened in April, many would be kidding to say it's not a huge hit.

Hartford stadium named 'Ballpark of Year'

Patricia Daddona | 1

Dunkin' Donuts Park in Hartford has been named “Ballpark of the Year” by BaseballParks.com, a frequent contributor to USA TODAY.

Back9 successor acquires ball tracing app

Patricia Daddona |

Hartford-based Swing by Swing Golf Inc., a golf mobile app, media and entertainment company, has acquired gottaGolf LLC, a top ball tracer and social app.

Yard Goats crowdsource next food offering

Patricia Daddona |

The Hartford Yard Goats announced this week they are hosting a Twitter contest asking fans to come up with the next food offering at Dunkin' Donuts Park.

Yard Goats creating exposure, business for Hartford restaurants

Matthew Broderick Special to the Hartford Business Journal |

When Miguel Colan opened Hartford-based Rockin' Chicken 13 months ago, he knew it would have its challenges.

CTE found in 99% of studied brains from deceased NFL players

Daniella Emanuel/CNN |

Chronic traumatic encephalopathy, known as CTE, was found in 99% of deceased NFL players' brains that were donated to scientific research, according to a study published Tuesday in the medical...

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