| Jun 9, 2014
| 3:12 PM
This is big, folks. A show that started at Hartford Stage has won the top Tony Award for best musical. That's the theatrical equivalent of UConn sweeping the college basketball championships.
That this sweet, funny period musical from the provinces...
| Jun 6, 2014
Every American story is some variant of "The Great Gatsby" or "The Music Man."
That may not be strictly true, but I don't see why I should have to stick to the facts while everybody else is lying.
Sports franchise stories are, of course, variants of...
| Jun 11, 2014
| 2:51 PM
Of all the issues raised in the last week about the prospective arrival of the New Britain Rock Cats in Hartford — whether the city can afford it, the chimerical jobs numbers, the robbing of the team from a sister city, the 17 months of secret...
| Jun 12, 2014
| 11:20 AM
Thanks to state Sen. Eric Coleman, D-Bloomfield, many Hartford voters get to participate in an August referendum on city leaders' secretly hatched plan to spend $60 million on a minor league baseball stadium. Coleman, seeking re-election as a primary...
| Jun 4, 2014
| 12:08 PM
As always with businesses, it’s all about the Benjamins. It doesn’t make good business sense to move the New Britain Rock Cats to Hartford, or to Springfield. The new owners of the team are merely trying to sweeten their deal with New...
| Jun 19, 2014
| 12:27 PM
HARTFORD — State Sen. Eric Coleman said Thursday that city leaders should have lined up private investment to help build a $60 million baseball stadium in Hartford before announcing that the project was a "done deal."
Coleman, whose district...
| Jun 18, 2014
| 3:50 PM
HARTFORD — City council President Shawn Wooden said Wednesday that he would not support building a $60 million stadium for the New Britain Rock Cats in Hartford unless the city gets some private funding for the project.
City officials have said...
| Jun 16, 2014
| 9:43 AM
HARTFORD — On summer nights, fans in Fort Wayne, Ind., flock to the city's ballpark to watch the Single A TinCaps play. But it's the year-round use of the publicly financed stadium that has generated 600 part-time jobs, helped revitalize downtown,...
| Jun 10, 2014
| 7:17 PM
The New Britain Rock Cats stunned baseball fans with their potential relocation to Hartford, but this is not the first time that a team move to the capital city has been discussed.
The Rock Cats broached the idea for a new stadium in Hartford with the...
| Jun 11, 2014
| 11:17 AM
HARTFORD — On a late November afternoon in 2012, city officials met with executives from the New Britain Rock Cats and put in motion a secret 18-month negotiation to bring the minor league club to Hartford.
The meeting at Salute on Trumbull Street...
| Jun 9, 2014
| 7:46 PM
HARTFORD — In short, rhyming bursts, Chris Brown summed up the feelings Monday of dozens who spoke about a proposed minor league stadium in Hartford.
"In a startling announcement on the sunny fourth of June, from left field came a stadium surprise...
| Jun 7, 2014
| 5:15 PM
HARTFORD — For years, the barren stretch of Main Street just north of downtown Hartford was notable for a now-demolished decaying building that earned the nickname "butt-ugly."
But a decades-long drought of redevelopment north of I-84 could be...