Hartford http://wamc.org en Hartford Dumps Public Financing Plan For Stadium http://wamc.org/post/hartford-dumps-public-financing-plan-stadium <p>Hartford officials say they have dropped a $60 million public financing plan for a minor league baseball stadium and will seek private investment instead, following criticism by city residents about the cost to taxpayers.</p><p>Mayor Pedro Segarra announced the change Friday. He said the planned move of the <a href="http://www.milb.com/index.jsp?sid=t538" target="_blank">New Britain Rock Cats</a> to Hartford in 2016 has sparked interest in redevelopment around the stadium site and $60 million in bonding is no longer needed.</p> Fri, 11 Jul 2014 21:08:25 +0000 Jim Levulis 94679 at http://wamc.org Hartford Dumps Public Financing Plan For Stadium Texas Governor Woos Conn. Gun Makers http://wamc.org/post/texas-governor-woos-conn-gun-makers <p></p><p></p><p>Texas Gov. Rick&nbsp;Perry is courting Connecticut gun manufacturers, extolling the tax policies and regulatory climate of his state.</p><p>Perry spent time Monday shooting at a firing range at Colt Manufacturing Co., touring plants and meeting privately with company owners and other businesses. Some gun makers have threatened to leave Connecticut since the state passed new gun-control laws this year in response to the Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre.</p> Tue, 18 Jun 2013 12:13:57 +0000 Jaired Crofut 67273 at http://wamc.org Texas Governor Woos Conn. Gun Makers Vermont Town to Consolidate Police, Fire Departments http://wamc.org/post/vermont-town-consolidate-police-fire-departments <p></p><p></p><p>Starting next week, the Vermont town of Hartford will put the fire chief in charge of the police department.<br><br>Fire Chief Steve Locke will administer the police department. Town officials say it's an experiment; he won't have law-enforcement authority and won't carry a gun. But he'll manage the budgets for both departments create a succession plan for police chief. Fri, 01 Feb 2013 04:20:00 +0000 Pat Bradley 56960 at http://wamc.org Vermont Town to Consolidate Police, Fire Departments Two Dead after Ten Shootings in Hartford http://wamc.org/post/two-dead-after-ten-shootings-hartford <p>Hartford Mayor Pedro Segarra plans to meet with the city&#39;s acting police chief to discuss a weekend of violence in which 10 people were shot and two of them killed.</p><p>Police say a 16-year-old from Windsor and a 24-year-old Hartford man were found shot to death Saturday in separate incidents.</p><p>The Hartford Courant reports the teenager was found unresponsive in the driveway of a multifamily home on Thomaston Street at about 11:30 p.m. Saturday.</p> Mon, 11 Jun 2012 13:47:48 +0000 40776 at http://wamc.org Two Dead after Ten Shootings in Hartford Mass,Connecticut Officials Discuss Regional Economic Development http://wamc.org/post/massconnecticut-officials-discuss-regional-economic-development <p>The top economic development officials from Massachusetts and Connecticut met on Tuesday to talk about collaborative efforts.&nbsp; The focus is on the Hartford-Springfield region, which has been dubbed-&ldquo;The Knowledge Corridor&rdquo;.&nbsp;&nbsp; WAMC&rsquo;s Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Paul Tuthill spoke with Massachusetts Economic Development and Housing Secretary Gregory Bialecki.</p> Wed, 06 Jun 2012 18:57:32 +0000 Paul Tuthill 40545 at http://wamc.org Mass,Connecticut Officials Discuss Regional Economic Development