Manchester Road Race

Shots fired at high school football game in Bridgeport.  Action suspended
Horrified fans scurried home and the annual Thanksgiving Day football game between Warren Harding and Bridgeport Central was suspended Thursday, after gunshots rang out from the Boston Avenue side of the stadium in Bridgeport.  No one was hit by the five shots, but the suspects got... 
True, Nukuri-Johnson win at Manchester Road Race
In one of the most exciting finishes to a Manchester Road Race in many years, 28-year-old Ben True turned on the afterburners going down Main St. Thanksgiving morning, to beat his friend and racing teammate Sam Chelanga, 29, to win the 78th running of the race.  It was True who schooled... 
Foxwoods wants to sell booze into the wee hours.  Should they?
Fearing competition from soon-to-be-built casinos in Massachusetts, Foxwoods Resort Casino in Connecticut is seeking state permission to be able to sell booze later into the wee hours of the morning.  Currently the casino sells liquor until 1 a.m. during the week and 2 a.m. on weekends. Foxwoods... 
Your consumer U.S. Senator, Richard Blumenthal, at work
U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal cannot seem to lose his roots as state attorney general.  The Connecticut Democrat is reminding shoppers that some outlet stores could be using deceptive and unfair marketing practices during the Christmas shopping season. The Connecticut Post reports Blumenthal... 
Hartford issues renderings of new ballpark for Rock Cats
If the season’s first snowstorm has you thinking baseball, the city of Hartford is ready to cooperate.  City officials on Wednesday released the renderings of proposed minor league ballpark for the New Britain Rock Cats.  The park is slated to open in 2016 for the Double-A Eastern... 
Inside field of dreams for Berlin?
Hamden-based developers Washington Management LLC is proposing a $20 million indoor sports complex for Berlin, Connecticut to be located at the south end of the Berlin Turnpike.  The facility would contain two indoor multipurpose fields to be used for football, rugby, field hockey,... 
Here we go again. Natural gas could be winter issue
By Hartford Business Journal –    Electric grid administrator ISO New England said the region could be plagued by the familiar natural gas supply issues this winter, even though the grid has ensured there will be enough power to meet demand.  Despite the large amount of... 
Despite overwhelming protests, Massachusetts town ditches 'Christmas vacation'
Screenshot/bostonherald.com By a 3-2 vote, the Marshfield, MA Board of Education has voted to refer to the vacation period between Christmas and New Years as the “holiday break” rather than “the Christmas vacation.”  The board made the change at the request of... 
The federal government is blasting when Connecticut will detain “undocumented immigrants,” claiming it will “endanger public safety,” according to a report by CT Mirror. “The release of serious criminal offenders to the community, rather than to ICE custody... 
Foxwoods reduces gambling. Could that hurt Connecticut revenue?
Fearing fierce competition from existing and soon-to-be casinos, Foxwoods is reducing its slot machines and other gaming operations in favor of more nightclubs and other activities at its resort and casino operation.  The new CEO, Felix Rappoport, told the Associated Press, “We... 
Protests erupt in Ferguson after grand jury clears officer in Michael Brown shooting
By FOX NEWS-   There were 29 arrests made after protesters fired more than 100 gunshots, burned dozens buildings, looted stores and vandalized police cars in Ferguson, Mo. after a grand jury did not indict a police officer who shot and killed an unarmed black teenager in August,... 
Snow won't halt Manchester Road Race
The prediction of snow in the forecast on Wednesday and early Thanksgiving morning will not stop the Manchester Road Race from being run on Thanksgiving Day.  Road race officials stated that despite the forecast, the race will go on as planned. This is the 78th running of the Manchester... 
Budweiser's Clydesdales laid off
Don’t expect to see the Clydesdales this Christmas season.  Budweiser’s parent company has  the iconic horses, a staple of Christmas season advertisements since 1987.  Budweiser is making the move to appeal to a younger demographic.  The brewer claims nearly 44 percent... 
Surprise!  Pratt boss retires
Louis R. Chenevert By Hartford Business Journal- In a surprising announcement Monday morning, United Technologies Corp. said CEO and Chairman Louis R. Chenevert has resigned effective immediately.  Chenevert is being replaced by UTC Chief Financial Officer Gregory J. Hayes on a permanent... 

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