Innovation isn’t quite synonymous with Connecticut, but the state once known for Yankee Ingenuity is working on it. A recent state-by-state analysis reflects it is an uphill battle, with many competitors upping their game.
Connecticut has earned a spot among the top 10 states for “human capital” and ranked number 14 overall among the nation’s […]
The mission of the Connecticut Ready Mixed Concrete Association is to promote the use of ready mixed concrete and innovative construction products and technologies. Apparently, they’re getting the job done.
The Connecticut affiliate has been named the State Association of the Year for 2018 by their national organization – the National Ready Mixed Concrete Association, […]
by Nora Duncan and Richard Dupont
Connecticut’s manufacturing industry is estimated to need between 25,000 and 35,000 new skilled workers for the state’s 4,100 manufacturing in the next two decades.
Connecticut State Colleges and Universities (CSCU), private colleges and the state’s comprehensive and technical high schools have done a great job getting students interested in […]
If you’re looking for the safest communities in America, you don’t have to go far.
A new analysis of locales across the country has found that the Connecticut communities of Ridgefield and Madison are the second and third safest places in the nation. Fourteen municipalities made the Top 100 list – more than […]
The New Haven Free Public Library (NHFPL) is among the 30 finalists nationwide for the 2019 National Medal for Museum and Library Service, presented by the Institute of Museum and Library Services.
The National Medal is the nation’s highest honor given to museums and libraries for service to their communities. For 25 years, the award […]
The National Association of Home Builders’ (NAHB) new chairman, Connecticut’s Greg Ugalde, calls home affordability across the United States a growing crisis and the most important issue facing the homebuilding industry.
Ugalde is president and chief legal officer of Torrington-based T&M Building Co., Inc., one of the state’s largest home builders. Since its founding […]
A public hearing this month on a proposal to “eliminate the restriction on the length of Runway 2-20 at Tweed-New Haven Airport, was, in some ways, deju vu all over again, as advocates for ramping up flights in and out of Tweed came to the State Capitol to urge action.
A decade ago, in 2009, […]
by Katie Roy
School district consolidation. Mention this concept to Connecticut residents and you’re sure to get a variety of opinions, passionate arguments and disagreements, and questions and concerns about what it would mean for their local public schools.
This reaction has been evident over the past few months since the introduction of several pieces […]
Socio-Economic and Health Equity in Marijuana Policy is the focus of a State Capitol forum on March 15, as the legislature prepares to consider legalization of marijuana in the coming weeks of the legislative session.
Topics to be covered include “equity in the cannabis industry, expungements and community reinvestment. The session, open to the public […]
John Hickenlooper, a former two-term Governor of Colorado, Mayor of Denver and 1974 graduate of Wesleyan University in Middletown, is the latest Democrat to announce he will be seeking the party’s presidential nomination in the 2020 election cycle.
Hickenlooper, 67, is expected to point to his eight years governing Colorado, a modern-day political swing state […]
Historic preservation and solar panel would seem like oil and water, but increasingly in Connecticut, the advantages are seen to outweigh the disadvantages.
The acceptance of solar comes as technology helps to make systems less obtrusive, and also as more historic preservationists recognize the urgency to address climate change, according to a report in Energy […]
The number of pedestrian deaths in Connecticut in the first half of 2018 jumped by 53 percent compared to the same period the previous year, according to preliminary data released by the Governor’s Highway Safety Association.
There were 29 pedestrian deaths between January and June in Connecticut in 2018, compared with 19 between January and […]
by Kevin Lembo
Pharmacy benefit managers and drug corporations have had the upper hand on patients for decades – sometimes dictating the highest possible prices that provide upwards of 7,000-percent profits on certain drugs, knowing full well that consumers are willing to pay any price for lifesaving or life-changing treatment.
How can Connecticut, or any […]
If you are wondering why there is optimism for the success of the Hartford Athletic, the city’s new professional soccer team planning to begin its inaugural season later this month, a peek back at ratings for televised international soccer in the U.S. provides some hints.
In March 2016, the Washington Post reported on the […]