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September 1, 2017

OP-ED | Dunkin Donuts Park: Was it Worth It?

by Susan Bigelow | Sep 1, 2017 9:00am
Posted to: Analysis | Business | Economic Development | Opinion | Sports | Hartford | Leisure & Hospital Sector

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Let me get it out of the way right up front: I didn’t get to see the Hartford Yard Goats play this summer. But man, I wish I had.

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August 11, 2017

OP-ED | Getting Urban Revitalization Wrong, Bridgeport Style

by Susan Bigelow | Aug 11, 2017 7:00am
Posted to: Analysis | Economic Development | Opinion | Sports | Bridgeport

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When is a ballpark not a ballpark? In Bridgeport, the answer seems to be “when it’s an amphitheater.”

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June 15, 2017

VIDEO: The Congressional Baseball Game for Charity

by The Hill | Jun 15, 2017 9:42pm
Posted to: Congress | Nonprofits | Live Broadcast | Sports

The Congressional Baseball Game for Charity Watch The Hill’s broadcast of this year’s Congressional Baseball Game for Charity in its entirety.

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June 2, 2017

OP-ED | Make Sportech Part of the Casino Solution

by Ted Taylor | Jun 2, 2017 11:00pm
Posted to: Business | Gaming | Opinion | Sponsored Opinion | Sports | State Budget | Taxes | Tribes

Sportech — as the only other licensed gaming operator in the state besides the Mashantucket Pequot and Mohegan Tribes — should be included in any legislation that expands gaming in Connecticut if we are to protect jobs and grow our economy.

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May 12, 2017

OP-ED | Capital Prep Admissions Debacle Teaches Valuable Lessons

by Barth Keck | May 12, 2017 5:30am
Posted to: Analysis | Education | Ethics | Opinion | Sports | Hartford

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The first news bomb hit on May 3 when the Hartford Courant reported “10 cases of student-athletes who were admitted” to Hartford’s Capital Preparatory Magnet School “outside the blind lottery system.”

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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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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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February 17, 2017

VIDEO: Malloy Explains Proposal To Upgrade XL Center

by Christine Stuart | Feb 17, 2017 3:36pm
Posted to: Sports | Hartford

ctnewsjunkie Gov. Dannel P. Malloy toured the XL Center in Hartford Friday to make a case that it needs to borrow money to improve it.

The $250 million proposal is approximately one half the cost of a total replacement project and can be completed with limited operational disruption, according to the governor.

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January 19, 2017

OP-ED | In the Football Business, You Have to Spend Money to Make Money

by Barth Keck | Jan 19, 2017 11:00pm
Posted to: Analysis | Business | Opinion | Sports | State Budget

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Dabo Swinney’s Clemson Tigers defeated Nick Saban’s Alabama Crimson Tide, 35-31, to win the national college football championship on Jan. 9. These two teams are national football powers, having met in last year’s title game, too.

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October 28, 2016

OP-ED | Message to UConn: Forget the Big 12 - How About ACC?

by Paul McConnell | Oct 28, 2016 9:00am
Posted to: Analysis | Business | Education | Opinion | Sports | State Budget

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The Big 12 conference has announced that it will be foregoing expansion, which leaves the University of Connecticut standing alone at the Power 5 altar. However, there remains a fleeting chance that UConn can wind up in the Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC) thanks to our old Big East rival – Notre Dame.

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