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State keeps tournament in New Haven

Updated: October 11, 2013, 9:33 AM ET
Associated Press

HARTFORD, Conn. -- The state of Connecticut is planning to spend $618,000 to buy the rights to the New Haven Open women's tennis tournament and keep it from moving to North Carolina.

Gov. Dannel P. Malloy announced Thursday that the Capital Region Development Authority will vote on purchasing the sanction for the WTA event from the United States Tennis Association at a meeting on Oct. 17. The authority's board has been actively involved in the negotiations.

"Economic development ...

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