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  • UConn Swamps Philadelphia In Friendly Tune-Up

    UConn Swamps Philadelphia In Friendly Tune-Up
    HARTFORD – Ah, the preseason in women's college basketball, a time when powerhouses prepare and opponents arrive wide-eyed and leave stunned but well-compensated financially. It happened again Tuesday at the XL Center. The friendship between...
  • A Huge Weekend at Hartford's XL Center

    A Huge Weekend at Hartford's XL Center
    The music gods are certainly smiling on Hartford this week, as Pearl Jam (Oct. 25), Drake (Oct. 26) and Phish (Oct. 27) roll their huge, shiny buses up to the XL Center's load-in doors. Both Pearl Jam and Phish have been going strong for more than two...
  • Katt Williams Performs at the XL Center in Hartford This Saturday

    Katt Williams Performs at the XL Center in Hartford This Saturday
    Comic, rapper and actor Katt Williams (pictured) was ready to hang up the towel at the end of last year. Williams publicly announced his retirement from the comedy scene, then had a change of heart. Now, he's back in action and ready to take Connecticut...
  • Catching Up With Mike Cavanaugh And UConn Hockey In Advance Of Friday's Season Opener

    I spent some time at Freitas Ice Forum on the UConn campus Tuesday, watching the Huskies wrap up one of their final preseason practices. UConn boards a plane Thursday morning – Bradley International direct to Minneapolis, then about an hour bus ride...
  • UConn, Hartford Must Find A Campus Site

    As so often happens in Hartford, the right hand doesn't know what the left hand is doing. In June, the University of Connecticut selected the former Hartford Times Building on Prospect Street as the site of its new Greater Hartford campus, which is...
  • 2/22/2013-State Budget Explained

    2/22/2013-State Budget Explained
    I don't begin to know exactly how a pyramid scheme works. I know generally that you give some con man (or woman) money and the way you get that money back (and then some) is by getting somebody to give you money and then they get someone to give them...
  • Downtown Is The Right Place For New Civic Center

    When Hartford leaders were planning a civic center in the early 1970s, there was considerable debate about where to build it. Some wanted it in the South Meadows, right off the highway. But wiser heads realized this would do very little for the city,...
  • A Tax Drawback To State Buying Buildings

    Thanks to Connecticut's property tax system, what ought to be great news for Hartford instead has some residents worried that they are getting more of the cloud than the silver lining. The good news is that the state is buying two major office buildings...
  • Tournament Is Grand Finale To UConn's Big East Chapter

    The Big East as we knew it is ending, but, for Hartford as least, it is ending well. There was a time when the city had no inkling about how to run a major basketball tournament. That has changed, particularly over the decade that the city has hosted...
  • Yale, Quinnipiac On Leading Edge Of College Hockey

    We Connecticut sports fans thought there would never be another year quite like 2004, when the UConn men, UConn women, Red Sox and Patriots all won titles. But 2013 might be a contender. On Tuesday the UConn women won their eighth NCAA basketball title in...
  • $50 Million For New Sandy Hook School, Mixed Martial Arts Pass In Legislature's Final Hours

    $50 Million For New Sandy Hook School, Mixed Martial Arts Pass In Legislature's Final Hours
    Legislators scrambled Wednesday to finish their work on the final day of the 2013 session – granting final approval for more than $2 billion in bond projects, allowing police to withhold crime-scene photographs of murder victims, and legalizing...
  • Remembering When The Roof Fell In

    Remembering When The Roof Fell In
    Hartford has had both good and ill fortune in its long history, but rarely both at the same time. That is what happened, dramatically, on a cold, snowy morning 35 years ago today. The previous evening, in the building then known as the Hartford Civic...