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Premium Content Report: Casino industry not likely to rebound any time soon

 July 22, 2014; Updated: 11:42 pm

Another credit-rating agency paints a grim picture of much of the casino industry's future, finding that "long-term, robust same-store growth in U.S. bricks-and-mortar regional gaming is unlikely."Fitch Ratings, in a report released...

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Premium Content Orenstein joins board of area United Way

 July 22, 2014; Updated: 11:42 pm

Brian A. Orenstein, chief executive officer of Charter Oak Federal Credit Union, has been elected to the Board of Directors of the United Way of Southeastern Connecticut.Orenstein is already serving as this year's co-chairman of the United...

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Premium Content Chelsea Groton gives $117K to nonprofits

 July 22, 2014; Updated: 11:42 pm

Fifty-nine nonprofit organizations received $117,128 in grants from Chelsea Groton Foundation in May.Springtime grant awards include: $2,100 for the Mystic YMCA's first aid trauma kit and defibrillator; $5,000 for Safe Futures, Inc. for...

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Premium Content A long way down for a good cause

 July 21, 2014; Updated: 1:15 am

Members of the Waterford Hotel Group are planning to rappel down the exterior of the 22-story Hilton Hartford on July 29 to raise money for Shatterproof, an organization fighting drug and alcohol addiction.

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Premium Content New Mystic tourism website debuts

 July 20, 2014; Updated: 6:56 pm

The Eastern Regional Tourism District/Mystic Country has launched a new website - Industry.MysticCountry.com - to help businesses gain visibility and learn about tourism initiatives."Industry.MysticCountry.com is a place where...

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Premium Content Whaling City Ford expansion means more cars, enhanced waiting areas

 July 19, 2014; Updated: 11:42 pm

New London - The newly renovated Whaling City Ford Lincoln Mercury Mazda dealership at the corner of Broad and Colman streets has been a four-year undertaking that included the demolition of a building, the acquisition or lease of nearby...

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Premium Content Mohegans, Arooga's plan groundbreaking

 July 19, 2014; Updated: 11:42 pm

The Mohegan Tribe and Arooga's Grille House and Sports Bar, whose franchise agreement was announced last month, will break ground next week on the first of 15 New England restaurants.A ceremony is scheduled for 12:30 p.m. Tuesday at the...

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Premium Content Regional tourism group names new leader

 July 19, 2014; Updated: 11:42 pm

The board of directors of Discover New England, the tourism organization representing the New England region internationally, has named Lori Harnois its new executive director.Harnois has an extensive background in international...

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Premium Content Former head of Hartford agency charged with larceny

 July 19, 2014; Updated: 11:42 pm

The former director of a now defunct Hartford nonprofit was charged late Thursday with stealing more than $205,000 from the organization, according to the state's attorney's office.Karen O. Lewis, 57, was charged with first-degree larceny...

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Premium Content NL homes sales, prices down in June

 July 18, 2014; Updated: 12:08 am

Home sales and prices in New London declined in June, according to RE/MAX of New England's monthly housing report.Ten single-family homes and condominium units were sold in the city last month, down from 18 during the same month the...

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Premium Content L+M union leaders get national honors

 July 18, 2014; Updated: 12:08 am

AFT at its national convention July 12 bestowed the Everyday Hero healthcare award to the leaders of three AFT Connecticut unions at Lawrence + Memorial Hospital in New London. Receiving the award were Lisa D'Abrosca, president of AFT...

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Premium Content State adds 1,700 jobs in June

 July 17, 2014; Updated: 11:51 pm

Connecticut’s unemployment rate reached its lowest point since December 2008 last month, falling to 6.7 percent, the state Department of Labor reported Thursday.

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Premium Content New London home sales, prices fell in June

 July 17, 2014; Updated: 1:12 pm

Home sales and prices in New London declined in June, according to RE/MAX of New England’s monthly housing report.

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Premium Content Art Center plans gallery at former Emporium

 July 17, 2014; Updated: 11:55 pm

Mystic - Mystic Art Center plans to open a new gallery in the Victorian era building that used to house the Emporium gift shop.The center, in a press release Wednesday, said it hopes to open the 15 Water Street Gallery by...

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Premium Content Builders group offers site safety seminar

 July 17, 2014; Updated: 11:55 pm

Builders & Remodelers Association of Eastern Connecticut will hold OSHA 10 Construction Safety Training on July 28 and 29, from noon to 6 p.m., at the Builders Association Training Room, 20 Hartford Road, Suite 28, Salem. This course is...

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Premium Content Chamber maintains regional calendar

 July 16, 2014; Updated: 1:44 pm

The Chamber of Commerce of Eastern Connecticut invites organizations and groups that are holding events to share the information on the chamber website’s regional calendar. The calendar is free and open to the public, and...

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Premium Content Video helping Niantic defend its title as Fan-Favorite Town

 July 16, 2014; Updated: 1:42 pm

Niantic is defending its title of Connecticut’s still revolutionary Fan-Favorite Town with a new video and original song.

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Premium Content Westerly woman elected Rotary president

 July 16, 2014; Updated: 1:39 pm

Jeanne Abate, senior mortgage originator at Westerly Community Credit Union, was elected as President of the Rotary Club of Chariho for the 2014-2015 term. This is the second term Abate will serve as President. She has worked at the...

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Premium Content Chelsea Groton Bank awards scholarships

 July 16, 2014; Updated: 1:37 pm

Chelsea Groton Bank has awarded $500 scholarships to 15 high school seniors: Kirstie Wendorf, The Academy of the Holy Family; Julia Sokolovska, East Lyme High School; Michelle Campbell, Fitch High School; Dan Cartagena, Grasso Tech;...

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Premium Content Mariani named a 'super lawyer'

 July 16, 2014; Updated: 1:33 pm

Attorney Linda L. Mariani of Mariani & Reck, LLC, once again has been selected by her colleagues for inclusion in the 2014 edition of Connecticut Super Laywers. Her law firm handles personal injury cases, criminal defense, and wills...

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Premium Content Chamber seeks member testimonials

 July 16, 2014; Updated: 1:31 pm

The Chamber of Commerce of Eastern Connecticut is seeking testimonials from members as to what their membership means to them. By submitting a few sentences, you will be entered into a random drawing to win dinner for two at Octagon...

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Premium Content Mystic company receives marine prize

 July 16, 2014; Updated: 1:23 pm

Coastal Environmental Services of Mystic has received an honorable mention in the first marine prize of the Americas, which recognizes successful practices that demonstrate excellence, innovation and stutainability.

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Premium Content Nature center seeking calendar sponsors

 July 16, 2014; Updated: 1:45 pm

Sponsorships are available for the Denison Pequotsepos Nature Center’s 2015 Natural History calendar. The center has produced the calendar annually for more than 40 years. It features original artwork by area artists on each page,...

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Premium Content Both casinos' slots revenues down by double digits

 July 15, 2014; Updated: 8:08 pm

Foxwoods Resort Casino and Mohegan Sun reported Tuesday that they experienced double-digit declines in slot-machine revenues in June, the last month of the state's 2013-14 fiscal year.

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Premium Content Weddings bring tax changes

 July 15, 2014; Updated: 11:03 pm

Taxes may not be high on your summer wedding plan checklist. But you should be aware of the tax issues that come along with marriage. Here are some basic tips:Name change. The names and Social Security numbers on your tax return...

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