Connecticut ranks as the #6 state in the nation in energy efficiency, according to an analysis by the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE). A new report by the Council found that Massachusetts continues to edge out California as the most energy-efficient state in the nation for the fourth year in a row. Connecticut [...]
With Election Day less than two weeks away amid intensifying discussion of job growth in Connecticut, CPTV zeroes in on modern manufacturing and the role of innovation in companies.
The CPTV Original documentary Made in Connecticut premieres Thursday, Oct. 23 at 8 p.m. on CPTV. Twelve businesses that exemplify the diversity of successful manufacturing [...]
Connecticut ranks tied for 8th among the states in an “economic confidence” index compiled by Gallup Analytics, with residents more optimistic about the nation’s economy than the national average.
According to the survey data, no state’s residents have a positive outlook when it comes to “economic confidence.” The states whose residents are the least negative [...]
Obesity, a common and costly health issue that increases risk for heart disease, type 2 diabetes, and cancer, affects more than one-third of adults and 17 percent of youth in the United States. A state-by-state review indicates that the adult obesity rate in Connecticut has dropped slightly in 2013 compared with 2012, and remains at [...]
Described on the Yale School of Public Health website as “a leader in building effective community-based chronic disease prevention programs,” Connecticut’s Commissioner of Public Health, Dr. Jewel Mullen, has a long academic association with Yale, even as both were catapulted into the breaking news spotlight with a possible case of the Ebola virus in a [...]
Connecticut, seen from afar, is the land of opportunity. At least that would appear to be the view of people from all over the world who moved into the Constitution State from outside the U.S. – an increase of 23,862 residents – during a recent five-year period.
Data from the U.S. Census Bureau’s American Community [...]
For weather experts and enthusiasts, all roads lead to Danbury on Saturday. The Fifth Tri-State Weather Conference will be held on from 8:45 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the Science Building on the mid-town campus of Western Connecticut State University on White Street in Danbury.
The conference is presented by the Meteorology Program [...]
In Connecticut, 78.6 percent of commuters drove alone in their own car, truck or van, ranking the state #20 in the nation. Data compiled by the Bureau of Transportation Statistics of the U.S. Department of Transportation also indicated that 8.2 percent carpooled, 3 percent of the state’s commuters walk to work, 4.8 percent use public [...]
The Connecticut Insurance Department’s Captive Insurance Program has been ranked the #2 program in the nation by an industry trade publication in only its third year of operations. A captive insurer is an insurance company that is organized and owned by a parent firm or association to manage the owners’ risk and control costs.
Yale University edged into the top 10 in the annual World University Rankings for the first time, ranking tied for 9th place on the 2014-2015 list with Imperial College in London. For the three previous years, Yale was ranked #11.
Leading the new list were California Institute of Technology, Harvard University, University of Oxford, Stanford [...]
Lindsay Rodman, a Captain in the United States Marine Corps, judge advocate, and foreign area officer (Latin America) from Kent, Connecticut, has been named as one of 15 White House Fellows for 2014-15.
She is the only Connecticut resident named to the prestigious fellowship for the coming year, and the third state resident in the [...]
As the Central Connecticut Regional Planning Agency (CCRPA) prepares to go out of existence, the newly formed Naugatuck Valley Council of Governments is advertising for an Executive Director. It’s all part of a major shake-up of regional planning agencies in central Connecticut, prompted by the state legislature’s decision to reduce the number of regional planning [...]
The number of Connecticut high school students taking the ACT college readiness assessment exam as a means of demonstrating their academic ability to prospective colleges jumped 15 percent from 2010 to 2014, reflecting the increasing popularity of the test, the major national competitor to the Scholastic Aptitude Test, or SAT. The average composite score of [...]
It turns out that the oft-heralded and increasingly criticized U.S. News & World Report college rankings aren’t the only game in town. Washington Monthly magazine has developed a rating system with a different emphasis, and very different results. Among the Connecticut institutions making the list: UConn, Yale, Wesleyan, and Trinity – but not [...]