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May 2, 2017

Dodd Leaving MPAA on Good Terms

by Peter Urban | May 2, 2017 11:30am
Posted to: Arts | Business | Congress | DC News Junkie | Entertainment | White House

Ctnewsjunkie file photo WASHINGTON, DC — Though his voice was raspy from a spring cold, Chris Dodd sounded upbeat and cheerful Monday on the telephone as he spoke about his decision to leave the Motion Picture Association of America after a six-year stint as its top lobbyist.

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April 28, 2017

OP-ED | A Mall on the Brink in Enfield

by Susan Bigelow | Apr 28, 2017 10:00am
Posted to: Analysis | Business | Economic Development | The Economy | Retail Sector | Entertainment | Town News | Enfield | Jobs | Opinion

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ENFIELD, CT — It’s a quiet suburban tragedy: the small shopping mall at the heart of my town is slowly dying. The same thing is happening to malls all across the country.

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April 17, 2017

FRONT ROW CT | Country Concerts in Full Swing

by Kelly Byrnes | Apr 17, 2017 9:59am
Posted to: Arts | Pop culture | Entertainment | Front-Row CT | Sponsored Event Post


As the summer months slowly approach, country music stars coincidentally begin to take over concert venues across the state to the widespread delight of the genre’s many fans.

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April 7, 2017

OP-ED | It’s Almost Opening Day - Did We Learn Anything?

by Susan Bigelow | Apr 7, 2017 10:00am
Posted to: Analysis | Business | Economic Development | The Economy | Entertainment | Opinion | Sports | Taxes | Hartford

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The new ballpark’s finally opening next week, only a year late and millions of dollars over budget. Great! Let’s never do that again.

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March 24, 2017

OP-ED | What Happens If ESPN Fails?

by Terry Cowgill | Mar 24, 2017 5:30am
Posted to: Analysis | Business | Economic Development | Entertainment | Jobs | Media Matters | Opinion | Bristol

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As if Connecticut didn’t have enough to worry about amid the economic disruption caused by revenue shortfalls and a state government unwilling to live within its means. One of the business community’s jewels is, by some accounts, collapsing.

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March 17, 2017

OP-ED | The Valley of the Casinos

by Susan Bigelow | Mar 17, 2017 10:00am
Posted to: Analysis | Business | Economic Development | The Economy | Entertainment | Gaming | Jobs | Opinion | East Windsor

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SUSAN BIGELOW This endless casino war between Springfield and Greater Hartford is being cast by supporters of an East Windsor casino as one state vying to keep jobs the other state is stealing, but it’s not that. It’s a single cohesive region of two million people gleefully shooting itself in the foot.

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March 15, 2017

FRONT ROW CT | Comedy Powerhouses Heading to Connecticut

by Kelly Byrnes | Mar 15, 2017 4:14pm
Posted to: Arts | Pop culture | Entertainment | Front-Row CT | Sponsored Event Post


Prepare for gut-busting laughter as some of the biggest names in comedy perform across Connecticut in the coming weeks.

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February 24, 2017

OP-ED | Bailing Out XL Would Widen Town-City Divide

by Terry Cowgill | Feb 24, 2017 6:30am
Posted to: Analysis | Economic Development | Entertainment | Town News | Hartford | Opinion | State Budget

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It seems like every two or three years the state of Connecticut deludes itself into thinking it’ll see the return of the National Hockey League. That’s’ probably because we’re still haunted by the ghost of then-new Whalers owner Peter Karmanos, who faced with declining attendance in 1997, moved the hapless team to Raleigh, N.C.

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February 23, 2017

FRONT ROW CT | UConn Basketball Highlights Jam-packed Month of Events

by Kelly Byrnes | Feb 23, 2017 12:30am
Posted to: Arts | Pop culture | Entertainment | Front-Row CT | Sponsored Event Post | Opinion | Sports


With March Madness basketball quickly approaching, the UConn Huskies men’s and women’s teams are gearing up to make strong tournament runs. First up, however, is the American Athletic Conference Tournament.

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January 31, 2017

FRONT ROW CT | Miranda Lambert Coming to Center Stage at Mohegan Sun Arena

by Kelly Byrnes | Jan 31, 2017 2:54am
Posted to: Arts | Entertainment | Front-Row CT | Sponsored Event Post | Hartford | Stamford | Uncasville | Wallingford


Are you itching to catch the finest entertainment the state has to offer? Check out these hot events before it’s too late!

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