Four Connecticut small businesses owners and entrepreneurs are among the finalists selected in the Martha Stewart American Made contest, which highlights the creativity in design, crafts, food and style that is thriving nationwide. Members of the public can vote on-line for their favorites, with the winners to be announced later this month. The Connecticut-based finalists operate in […]
The Aurora Foundation, which supports women and girls in Greater Hartford, has awarded a $20,000 grant to Trinity College and four partner organizations to launch Free to Succeed, a pilot program designed to increase higher education opportunities for women being released from prison in Connecticut. The grant is the largest among ten grants, focused on […]
A Connecticut native is being considered for induction into the National Toy Hall of Fame. The Strong National Museum of Play in Rochester, N.Y. has announced its twelve finalists for this year’s induction into the National Toy Hall of Fame, and the Wiffle Ball – invented and still manufactured in Connecticut – is among them.
When Governing magazine examined the diversity within local police departments, compared with the communities they serve, Hartford was among the ten cities with the largest disparity. But two recent programs that have also received national attention underscore the city’s efforts to strengthen relationships between police and the community.
The data indicated that Hartford’s police […]
For two decades, it has been one step forward, one step back in efforts to expand the number of women serving in state legislatures around the county. That is true as well in Connecticut, where in recent years the number of women in the Connecticut General Assembly has receded slightly.
Connecticut’s legislators include 53 women […]
Emerging technologies that can develop breakthrough medical devices are at the intersection of innovation and tax policy, and a growing list of businesses and organizations are urging Congress to repeal a tax, instituted as part of the Affordable Care Act, that they say is harmful to industries with the potential to improve lives and boost […]
Connecticut’s fastest growing technology company didn’t exist a decade ago. The overall 2015 winner in the annual tech competition is New Haven-based Continuity, a software provider that delivers technology solutions that automate compliance management for financial institutions. Continuity led this year’s companies with revenue growth of 1,142 percent since 2011. The relatively young company was […]
Long before a child steps into a Kindergarten classroom, they are getting ready for school. How ready they are on day one, and how local policies can influence that preparedness, is the focus of an initiative in Greater Hartford that has proven to be successful in communities around the world.
In partnership with the public […]
The Hartford Journalism & Media Academy is one of six education programs in New England vying for a $100,000 grant to further their student-centered learning approach to education. Voting is now underway via the internet – and the deadline to cast a vote is September 30.
The Lawrence W. O’Toole Award is given out […]
There will be 64 locations across Connecticut collecting drugs on Saturday, September 26. It is part of National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day, an initiative of the U.S. Department of Justice Drug Enforcement Administration’s (DEA) Office of Diversion Control. The aim is to get unused prescriptions and other drugs out of closets, medicine cabinets, glove compartments, […]
The National Fund for Workforce Solutions has recognized three Connecticut companies – Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc., Carey-Floyd Manufacturing, and Mallory Industries, Inc. – among 11 employers nationwide, spanning a variety of industries, as 2015 “Young Adult Employer Champions.”
In its first year, the program was created to acknowledge employers who have made a […]
As controversy continues to swirl in the nation’s capital regarding federal funding of Planned Parenthood, a recent tally of Planned Parenthood locations nationwide indicates that Connecticut ranks 4th in the number of locations within the state, based on the state’s female population.
The news organization Bloomberg ranked the U.S. states and the District of Columbia based […]
A national publication, highlighting policies that school districts around the country are experimenting with to “make schools better for kids,” suggests starting classes after 8:30 a.m. Some schools in Connecticut and across the nation are doing so, moving high school start times from earlier hours. In South Windsor, however, the experiment is in the opposite […]
There are significant unmet needs among the children and youth of Fairfield County, with over 800 students dropping out of high school each year, 1 in 8 youth ages 16-24 unemployed and over 2,600 youth ages 16-19 neither employed nor in school, according to a new report by Connecticut Voices for Children. Youth well-being […]