Connecticut has become more reliant on exports to drive gross state product growth during the past decade, according to a new report prepared by the Connecticut Economic Resource Center (CERC).
In 2003, Connecticut exports as a percent of Gross State Product (GSP) stood at 4.5 percent, increasing to 6.6 percent of GSP in 2013. […]
Connecticut is poised to become the 22th state to pass legislation requiring CPR training as a high school graduation requirement, according to data from the American Heart Association and the National Center for Education Statistics.
The City of Norwalk and Mayor Harry Rilling have been chosen as one of fifteen finalists for the U.S. Conference of Mayors City Livability Awards in the national division of cities with populations under 100,000. The awards recognize mayoral leadership for developing and implementing programs that improve the quality of life in America’s cities.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is launching its 2015 “Tips From Former Smokers” campaign with a series of powerful new ads featuring former smokers who suffer from smoking-related illnesses, including vision loss and colorectal cancer.
Ads also highlight the benefits of quitting for smokers’ loved ones, and the importance of quitting cigarettes completely, […]
Connecticut, ranking 39th overall and lowest among the six New England states, came away with a mixed bag of results on a list of the “Best and Worst Places to Retire,” compiled by the financial data website bankrate.com and published this week.
The good news: Connecticut ranked #6 in crime rate, the state’s highest ranking […]
Earlier this month, the Lymes’ Youth Services Bureau offered a program for parents on social media and internet safety. The focus, as is usually true of similar sessions in communities across the state, was on protecting children, and understanding how they are using social media.
What is often overlooked in such community meetings is how […]
A federal study shows that 1 in 4 Americans volunteered through an organization and two-thirds helped their neighbors. Connecticut has an annual volunteer rate of 29.1 percent, with 797,150 volunteers serving 87.1 million total hours per year, ranking the state 18th in the nation. The annual Volunteering and Civic Life in America research, released by […]
Two Connecticut students were among the featured participants Monday as President Barack Obama hosted the 5th annual White House Science Fair, celebrating the student winners of a broad range of science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) competitions across America.
The high school students, whose ingenuity has been encouraged by their participation in the Connecticut Invention […]
It lives in Boston, but was built at UConn. Boston Children’s Hospital’s recently installed Interactive Media Wall is an immense, high-tech, engagingly interactive product of the University of Connecticut’s Digital Media and Design program – a collaboration of students and faculty that is bringing smiles to children and families who encounter the massive 30-foot wall […]
“Competency-based education has the potential to streamline the path to a college degree for a significant number of students, both working adults who can apply their skills and experiences to earn credit for what they already know and other students who prefer self-paced learning over the traditional time-based model of earning credits.”
That is the […]
A new study by academic researchers into decisions regarding the financing of Initial Public Offerings (IPO) of fledgling businesses has found “one significant and persistent effect on investor perceptions that did influence those evaluations—the gender of the CEO.”
Even though women-owned firms represent almost half of U.S. new businesses, female founders and CEOs of start-ups […]
It turns out that the phrase “build it and (they) will come” applies to more than a fictional baseball story. At Western Connecticut State University, the new Visual and Performing Arts Center, opened last fall, is already drawing accolades, and with it a brighter spotlight on the school’s academic theater program.
The latest one-two punch […]
The odyssey began with a letter. The owner of an Old Lyme small business, providing employment services for people with disabilities, was told that by scanning documents into emails, she was violating a patent. In fact, every scan meant a $1,000 fine. Pay $75,000, she was told, or face legal action.
She ignored the first […]
As the license renewal application of WTIC-AM radio continues to languish at the Federal Communications Commission, nearly one year after the station’s broadcast license expired, another federal agency is proceeding with WTIC on a local project aimed at assuring the availability of broadcast communication in the event of an emergency.
This week the Federal Emergency Management […]