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Lawmakers see momentum for Bridgeport casino building; tribes unimpressed

The tribes operating Mohegan Sun and Foxwoods remain adamant that they will not participate in the proposed open bidding process, and that the cancellation of their compact with the state will cost Connecticut billions of dollars in lost revenue.

JPMorgan Chase study finds optimism among CT business owners, individuals

Also, 91 percent of small and midsize companies plan to maintain or increase their capital expenditures.

Fairfield County’s retail environment seeks to reinvent itself

“In Bridgeport, they are looking for more residential opportunities than commercial opportunities,” said Kim Galton, director of retail for Houlihan Lawrence’s Commercial Group.

Bridgeport tobacco wholesaler sentenced for $5.8M tax fraud

Rishi Malik is free on a $1.2 million bond and is scheduled to report to prison on March 13.

Three I-95 spots in Fairfield County cited among nation’s worst highway...

Stamford’s stretch of I-95 was ranked 43rd and neighboring Norwalk was ranked 47th.

Av Harris, Bridgeport’s legislative liasion, to take job at Public Health...

Harris is a former WNPR reporter who has worked with Mayor Joe Ganim for the last three years.

Local cities placed high in ranking of ethnically diverse metros

Bridgeport and Yonkers were judged the most ethnically diverse cities in Fairfield County and Westchester, respectively.

Bridgeport and Newburgh named among worst places to live

Mendota, California, a 11,396-person metro with a 49.5 percent poverty rate, topped the new 24/7 Wall St. list.

Innovation, motivation and goal-setting take center stage at Westfair’s C-Suite Awards

“Not one of you wouldn’t be here if you weren’t excellent at what you do,” said keynote speaker Kate Hampford Donahue.

Connecticut lawmakers say they’re getting closer to legalizing recreational marijuana

Developing a consistently reliable DUI test for marijuana users is a key consideration, according to area lawmakers.

New bill aims to open CT casino projects to competitive bidding

"We should not settle for anything short of the best deal possible," said Rep. Christopher Rosario, a co-sponsor of the bill.

Bridgeport’s Zoning Commission nixes Fla. company’s proposal to build dorms for...

Miami-based ABS Capital Co. sought to replace the Monticello Gardens apartments at 4100 Park Ave. with a 179-unit, 600-bed facility.

Big Brother will be watching you at Bridgeport’s Downtown Cabaret Theatre

"Ninety percent of our revenue is from ticket sales," said Executive Director Hugh Hallinan

Banks leading efforts to help affected workers during shutdown

Still looming: the effect of the Small Business Administration's closure. “We’ve got loans that have been approved or are in the process of being approved that are waiting for the SBA,” says Patriot Bank President Richard Muskus Jr. “The SBA had better be ready for a tidal wave of backlog.”

Bridgeport leaders push back on DOT plans to defer rail station...

"The East Side and other adjoining neighborhoods have gotten their hopes up about the possibility of a new rail station and are looking to us as leaders to make it happen,” Mayor Joe Ganim said.