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May 12, 2016

State Gives Up Revenue To Hartford and New Britain

by Christine Stuart | May 12, 2016 11:58pm

In April, the Finance, Revenue and Bonding Committee decided the state should give municipalities the authority to charge an admissions tax on event tickets.

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April 18, 2016

Jepsen Says Daily Fantasy Sports Legislation Would Be A Gamble

by Christine Stuart | April 18, 2016 1:27pm

CTNJ file photo Attorney General George Jepsen threw cold water on a proposal to impose a 8.75 percent surcharge on daily fantasy sport operators, such as DraftKings and Fan Duel.

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February 26, 2016

Legislature Mulls Bills to Require Youth Sports to Follow Concussion Protocols

by Jack Kramer | February 26, 2016 2:00pm

Triax Technologies The University of New Haven was way ahead of its college peers when in 2013 it became the first to use Triax Technologies headband collision sensors during athletic competition.

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February 17, 2016

Legislative Committee Debates Safety of Crumb Rubber

by Jack Kramer | February 17, 2016 6:30am

Jack Kramer / ctnewsjunkie Sen. Ted Kennedy Jr. said Tuesday that he has read enough research about possible dangers associated with “crumb rubber” to warrant an end to the use of the material in playgrounds. At least for now.

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January 8, 2016

OP-ED | Hartford’s Empty Mud Pit of Dreams

by Susan Bigelow | January 8, 2016 11:00am

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I hope you weren’t getting too excited about baseball in Hartford this April.

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August 18, 2015

Labor Board Decision Prompts Call For Legislation

by Christine Stuart | August 18, 2015 5:30am

CTNJ file photo At least one lawmaker said he plans to raise legislation next year that would allow student-athletes to form a union.

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June 10, 2015

Hartford Yard Goats Stadium Named ‘Dunkin’ Donuts Park’

by Madeline Stocker | June 10, 2015 3:35pm

Madeline Stocker photo Dunkin’ hit it out of the park this afternoon when Yard Goats owner Josh Solomon announced that Hartford’s new baseball stadium would be named after the popular New England coffee franchise.

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February 26, 2015

OP-ED | Who’s Afraid of the Minor Leagues?

by Susan Bigelow | February 26, 2015 10:24pm


Last week Hartford officials held a ceremonial groundbreaking for the new minor league home of the New Britain Rock Cats, who will move to the city in time for the start of the 2016 season.

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February 1, 2015

OP-ED | Deflated Judgment: Internet Brings Out the Worst in ‘Journalism’

by Barth Keck | February 1, 2015 11:40pm

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NOTE: I am a fan of the New England Patriots, thus indicating potential bias in the views expressed below. In other words, “confirmation bias” might be at work here. But more on that in a minute.

The media circus known as “Deflategate” served as quite the distraction before the Super Bowl, but it also had one positive effect – it taught enlightened media consumers some important lessons:

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October 23, 2014

OP-ED | On Responsibility, Sports, and Parenting

by Barth Keck | October 23, 2014 8:00am

As a Baltimore native and lifelong Orioles fan, I was disappointed with their recent elimination from the playoffs. Nevertheless, I was heartened by their successful season, especially since prognosticators gave them no chance of winning anything this year.

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