Preka ready to rebuild local builders association

David Preka, owner of Advanced Improvements in Mystic, has been named the new president of the Builders Association of Eastern Connecticut, promising to bring the once-thriving professional group back from the lull it hit after the Great Recession.

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Chamber of commerce's new leader: Mystic 'close to my heart'

A Stonington woman with a background in corporate and political communications has been named the new president of the Greater Mystic Chamber of Commerce.

Revving up for an adrenaline rush

With the opening of the nation's largest indoor, multi-level go-kart racetrack only days away, officials who got a chance to tour the 110,000-square-foot facility off Route 85 Thursday said they believe the attraction will add a new dimension to the...

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Las Vegas welcomes first direct commercial flight from Beijing

A little glitz and a sampling of a Las Vegas Strip dance and acrobatic performance are marking the arrival of the first direct commercial airline flight from mainland China to Las Vegas

U.S. health care tab hits $3.2 trillion; fastest growth in 8 years

The government says the nation's health care tab grew at the fastest rate in eight years in 2015, hitting $3.2 trillion, or $9,990 per person