by Skylar Haines
She loves nonfiction books about animals. She has a group of friends. She laughs and cries. She does her homework and sometimes struggles with silent letters on spelling quizzes. She tucks her hair behind her ears when trying to concentrate. She watches TV before her chores are done.
He plays soccer in […]
American innovation is about to be highlighted by the U.S. Mint, but don’t expect to see the results in your loose change. The American Innovation $1 Coin Act will launch the newest numismatic coin program of the United States Mint later this year.
The Mint will soon produce and sell $1 collector coins in recognition […]
Thomas Jefferson’s famous quote, “our liberty depends on the freedom of the press, and that cannot be limited without being lost,” is the centerpiece of a lecture series hosted by the Avon Public Library examining freedom of the press in America’s democracy.
Anti-media rhetoric from President Trump, which was a constant during his campaign and […]
Girl Scouts of Connecticut and Girl Scouts of the USA has unveiled 30 new badges exclusively for girls ages 5–18 that not only enhance the “one-of-a-kind Girl Scout experience,” but also address some of society’s most pressing needs, officials announced. The new badges will reflect achievements in areas including cybersecurity, environmental advocacy, mechanical engineering, robotics, […]
When the Mianus River Bridge on Interstate 95 in Greenwich collapsed 35 years ago, killing three motorists and putting an unprecedented focus on road and bridge infrastructure in Connecticut, it was apparently not preceded by public warnings about the poor condition of the state’s roads and bridges.
Today, the warnings are abundant, in Connecticut and […]
A new academic study has found that working-class first-time candidates for the Connecticut legislature became rarer after the state enacted public campaign financing, when compared with candidates in neighboring Massachusetts and Rhode Island.
The study, by a Harvard University researcher, found that working-class candidates in Connecticut were less likely to qualify for the state’s public […]
The CT Youth Count! is part of a statewide effort to better understand and end youth homelessness by 2020.
For the past three years, the Connecticut Coalition to End Homelessness has led this data-gathering and awareness-raising census in which teams of youth and volunteers survey young people in cities and towns, rural areas, within youth-serving […]
Between the 2007-08 school year and the just completed 2017-18 school year in Connecticut, total K-12 student enrollment across the state dropped by nearly 40,000 students, reflected a gradual year-over-year decline in every year of the decade.
According to state Department of Education data, enrollment in 2007-08 was 574,848, which slid down to 535,025 this […]
Nine Connecticut communities are among the best in the nation for starting a small business, according to student loan company LendEdu, which has produced a list of the 500 Best Cities to Start a Small Business in the U.S.
Storrs/Mansfield topped the list in Connecticut at 89. Also making the list were Stamford (178), Farmington […]
by Mark Dubois
[This is] a topic that is much discussed by us who study and live the law, but little understood and appreciated by the public: the separation of powers.
The origin of the separation of powers is specifically credited to Montesquieu during the Enlightenment, who wrote of it in “The Spirit of the […]
Former Connecticut Commissioner of Environmental Protection and Administrator of the federal Environmental Protection Agency Gina McCarthy has made the shift from government to academia, with the launch of The Center for Climate, Health, and the Global Environment (C-CHANGE) at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health.
C-CHANGE is a new collaboration between Harvard University […]
“By pairing exercise with tanning beds, gyms send the message that tanning is part of a healthy lifestyle. It is not,” according to University of Connecticut researcher Sherry Pagoto in a study published this month in the Journal of the American Medical Association Dermatology. Pagoto is a professor of allied health sciences and president […]
In 2040, it is anticipated that eight states will have just under half of the total population of the country, 49.5 percent, according to the Weldon Cooper Center for Public Service of the University of Virginia, which analyzed U.S. Census Bureau population projections. Connecticut is not one of them.
A report published in the […]
Nine Connecticut companies are among the 300 best employers in the country for women, according to a new analysis. Four of them – Booking Holdings in Norwalk (54), Pitney Bowes in Stamford (63), The Hartford in Hartford (88) and Farmington-based United Technologies (99) earned a spot in the top 100.
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