Complaints about home improvement contractors, the perennial front-runner among Connecticut consumers, were eclipsed in 2013 by complaints about fuel-related companies, according to the state Department of Consumer Protection (DCP). The two categories made up nearly one-third of all consumer complaints to the department.
The agency’s annual “Top Ten” [...]
It’s a busy week at Central Connecticut State University. With the aura of a presidential visit not quite faded, the university is preparing to host the 8th annual CCSU Conference for Language Teachers. The one-day conference brings together teachers of world languages from across the state at a time when the global interdependency [...]
2015 is shaping up as a banner year for the Connecticut Convention Center. For the second time in the span of a few weeks, the convention center has announced a new event will be coming to town. The New England Region Volleyball Association (NERVA) will bring its first-ever Northeast Junior Championships to Hartford over [...]
Some residents and businesses within Connecticut’s 860 area code will have an additional area code to become familiar with beginning this summer. The state Public Utilities Regulatory Authority (PURA) has announced that because of continuing local demand for telephone numbers, remaining unassigned telephone numbers in the 860 area code are expected to be [...]
If you’re looking for millionaires, you’re in the right neighborhood. More than 6 million households in the United States have liquid assets worth more than $1 million, according to newly released estimates. And the greatest concentration of wealth in the United States is along the Interstate 95 corridor – including in Connecticut, which ranked [...]
Connecticut ranks #22 in the nation in motor vehicle thefts, with 238 thefts per 100,000 registered vehicles, a one-year drop of 3.3 percent, according to the most recent full-year data.
The District of Columbia had the greatest theft rate, with a total of 3,661 vehicles stolen and 322,350 registered vehicles in D.C. [...]
The forecast calls for snow Sunday night into Monday morning, and with it comes the possibility of school cancellations. Whether or not students receive a snow day – in Connecticut and across the country – has everything to do with where they live, more than the depth of the snowfall.
Connecticut, more [...]
Connecticut residents with an opinion on how the state – and its local communities – can best celebrate Connecticut’s history are being given an opportunity to share their views by the Connecticut Historical Society (CHS), which has launched Community History Tour 2014 in an effort to build deeper relationships with [...]
Weston and New Canaan are among the richest zip codes in the nation, according to an analysis by a University of Washington researcher. Based on data from the U.S. Census Bureau’s American Community Survey, the batting order of the nation’s richest zip codes includes the two Fairfield County communities – Weston at #10 [...]
The percent of children in poverty in Connecticut increased to 13.2 percent, up from 10.4 percent in the 2000 Census, according to advocacy organization Connecticut Voices for Children, which analyzed data in the U.S. Census Bureau’s American Community Survey (ACS) covering 2008-2012. The statewide increase in poverty among children reflects significantly increased child [...]
Connecticut Main Street Center (CMSC), the downtown revitalization and economic development non-profit, has selected seven organizations and municipalities to receive a total of $70,000 in Preservation of Place grants this year.
The 2014 grants will be used to provide Connecticut communities in Bridgeport, Canton, Essex, New London, Norwalk, the Northwest corner, and Willimantic with [...]
What do Houston, Los Angeles, New Orleans, Chicago and Hartford have in common? Each has been selected to serve as host for the Museum Store Association’s annual Retail Conference & Expo. Hartford will have the honors in 2015, having just been selected by the association’s site selection committee for their 60th Annual event.
Gov. Malloy’s proposal for Connecticut to raise its minimum wage to $10.10 by 2017 would extend the state’s longstanding status as consistently above the federal minimum wage. But Connecticut is far from alone in outpacing the federal government. The current federal minimum hourly wage is $7.25.
Data from the Pew Research Center and [...]
The number of brewery permits in Connecticut has nearly doubled during the past five years, from 19 in 2008 to 36 in 2013, reflecting the rapid growth in the state – and nationwide – in the craft brewing industry.
Connecticut ranked #29 in the nation, between Georgia and New Jersey, in [...]
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