Connecticut received a resounding F in a state-by-state Report Card of financial literacy education requirements at the high school level, according to a study by the Center for Financial Literacy at Champlain College in Burlington, Vermont.
Connecticut is one of 11 states to receive a failing grade. The others were Alabama, Alaska, [...]
Connecticut is one of eight states that has begun to respond to a serious problem facing nonprofit organizations in a time of tight budgets and reductions in state funding: late payments and duplicative requirements by government agencies. A new report from the Urban Institute says the problem – which grew more serious during [...]
It will get worse, not better, for shoreline residents and businesses in Connecticut, New York and New Jersey within range of the Atlantic Ocean. That’s the likely scenario based on newly completed research by a team of geoscientists who are predicting that the New Jersey shore will likely experience a sea-level rise — [...]
Connecticut’s downtowns have a wealth of potential to redevelop under-utilized buildings into housing above commercial space – if mixed-use development can be encouraged through financing and favorable regulations, according to a new report from the Connecticut Main Street Center (CMSC).
The report comes at the conclusion of the first year [...]
A new report assessing trends in start-up companies in 40 major metropolitan areas in the U.S. over the past two decades has found that the Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk corridor has performed well compared with similar regions in weathering, and rebounding from, the national economic downturn’s impact on the level of start-ups.
The report by [...]
“From a young age, we teach children to say, ‘Sticks and stones will break my bones, but names will never hurt me.’ But this isn’t true. Bullying hurts so much not because one individual is rejecting us but because we tend to believe that the bully speaks for others that if we are [...]
There’s no mistaking the popularity of LEGO. The colorful bricks are ever-present in playrooms, bedrooms, and under couch cushions everywhere. The passion for the colorful bricks will be on display this weekend (Dec. 6-8, 2013) in Connecticut when the LEGO Kidsfest returns to the Connecticut Convention Center in Hartford for a weekend of [...]
Hartford’s downtown circulating bus – developed as an easily accessible means of moving tourists and convention goers around the city – was re-launched this fall with a new name, distinctive new coat of paint and renewed enthusiasm.
Previously operating as the Star Shuttle since September 2005, nearly 728,700 passengers have used the [...]
Two Connecticut residents and five out-of-state students attending universities in the state are among scores of college students from across the nation who are spending the current semester as White House interns.
The Connecticut interns are Woodbridge resident Zachary Schreiber, a student at Franklin & Marshall College in Pennsylvania, Westport resident [...]
Thanksgiving may be all about turkey, but odds are that most people around the table will wash it down with a cup of coffee. According to the latest National Coffee Drinking Trends (NCDT) market research study, 63 percent of adults age 25-39 report drinking coffee every day, an increase of five percent [...]
Four Hartford-based nonprofit organizations have received a boost from some of the region’s up-and-coming leaders participating in the flagship program of Leadership Greater Hartford (LGH). The Hartford Consortium for Higher Education, Oak Hill School, CountMeIn! Hartford and GreenShare Technology saw rising and established leaders from diverse career backgrounds – corporate, government, small business, [...]
Charitable organizations associated with the Travelers Championship, Connecticut’s only PGA TOUR event, were well-served in 2013 – the event generated a record $1,253,000 for 180 charities throughout the region.
It is the largest annual amount the tournament has given since Travelers became title sponsor in 2007, helped in part by 2013 winner [...]
The latest list of the best places to live in America, produced annually by Money magazine, places Sharon, MA atop the list, followed by Louisville, CO and Vienna, VA. Three Connecticut towns made the list – Brookfield at #26, Cheshire at #39 and Simsbury at #50.
The annual published list varies [...]
When Zagat recently set out to select the best pizza in each of the nation’s 50 states, the competition both fierce and tasty. That’s certainly true of Connecticut, where special pride is taken in pizza specialties in every corner of the state. It was the white clam pie at Pepe’s on Wooster [...]
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