Students attending Southern Connecticut State University this semester are the first to use the campus’ new Academic Science & Laboratory Building, opened this fall, with local companies playing an integral role from design and construction to providing scientific equipment for the new facility.
Officials say Southern’s ongoing expansion of its science programs has been greatly […]
A new study by the American Highway Users Alliance identifies America’s 50 worst bottlenecks and finds that the very worst bottleneck, as measured by hours of delay, is in Chicago, IL. Los Angeles, CA owns the next six of the top 10. While Connecticut’s highways did not reach the top 50, two bottlenecks did receive […]
When word came down from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration last week that the longstanding preference for school buses without three-point lap/shoulder seat belts was being reversed, one Connecticut town could say: been there, done that.
Wilton, which has about 4,200 school children on busses each day, has had the three-point safety belt system […]
Companies looking to recruit Gen Y employees have a new roadmap to hiring, courtesy of The Hartford’s annual Millennial Leadership Survey, which revealed that the best way to do so is to provide a variety of career opportunities. In the national survey, nearly half, 46 percent cited that approach. Additional recruiting tips from Millennials include […]
First Niagara Foundation’s Mentoring Matters™ program has announced it will be providing grants that support local nonprofit organizations throughout Connecticut. With the pending sale of First Niagara to Cleveland-based Key Bank, the fate of the Foundation’s local support seems strong, as Key Bank has announced it will make a $20 million contribution to the First […]
Even as Connecticut awaits a decision from General Electric as to whether the company headquarters will remain in the state, GE has expanded its Connecticut footprint by acquisition. In what has been described as the largest industrial investment in the company’s history, GE has acquired the power and grid business of France-based Alstom, with a […]
Construction of a new, synthetic-surface football field to replace the grass field that had developed drainage problems at Bloomfield High School was driven by concern over player safety. The conditions on the old field, which had not been renovated in more than a decade, had become dangerous and led to player injuries, according to school […]
Across the country, there are 963 institutions designated by the U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Community Development Financial Institutions Fund as having earned CDFI Certification. Seven of them are based in Connecticut’s urban centers, the focus of their financial activities.
CDFIs are specialized community-based financial institutions with a mission to promote economic development by providing […]
Two of the most ambitious projects ever undertaken by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) — the human exploration of Mars and the search for Earth-like planets outside the solar system — will be the subject of a forum on Monday, Nov. 16, at Southern Connecticut State University (SCSU).
The forum, which is free […]
Bike Walk Connecticut, the statewide organization that works for active transportation and making Connecticut a better place to bike and walk, has released a new brochure to remind drivers, cyclists, and pedestrians on the rules for sharing the road, as the organization prepares for its annual fundraising dinner and awards ceremony.
Entitled Give Respect, Get […]
Connecticut residents generally view the state’s economy as stagnating, even as a majority consider the state a good place to live and raise a family, and fewer residents say it is likely that they will move out of the state.
According to the latest quarterly Connecticut Consumer Confidence Survey, those who view the Connecticut economy […]
Connecticut drivers – likely numbering in the thousands – have been advised not to allow anyone to ride in the front passenger seat of their car, due to the risk of an airbag explosion that could be deadly.
A nationwide recall of cars with airbags supplied to automakers by Takata Corp. is being handled differently […]
Bridgeport is not only Connecticut’s largest city by population, it is the city which has expanded – in socioeconomic terms – more than any other in the state between 2008 and 2014, according to an analysis released by WalletHub.
Bridgeport ranked at number 230 nationally, one of three Connecticut communities – all in Fairfield County […]
Groundbreaking research by the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety reveals that the distraction drivers experience using voice activated technology – or their smartphones – to make a call, change music or send a text can linger for almost 30 seconds after the task is complete.
“This should be a wakeup call to anyone who feels […]