Leadership Greater Hartford (LGH) will be “celebrating leaders who inspire hope,” at the organization’s annual fundraising gala this fall, personified by honorees selected to receive the prestigious Polaris Awards. Although their individual stories differ substantially, the common thread is one of commitment to community and taking on tough challenges to provide opportunities for individuals encumbered […]
Webster Bank and People’s United have been named among the “most reputable banks” in the country, according to the 2017 Survey of Bank Reputations, conducted by the independent organization Reputation Institute.
Webster earned the highest score of any Northeast-based banks and ranked seventh overall in the United States. People’s United ranked at number 11. The […]
Local school systems in Enfield and Manchester implemented a purposeful play initiative, with support from LEGO Community Fund US and the Hartford Foundation for Public Giving. The results of the initiative are highlighted in a new video, which emphasizes that there’s more to play than may be apparent at first glance.
Program organizers point out that […]
The Northeastern Retail Lumber Association (NRLA) and Lumber Dealers Association of Connecticut (LDAC) are applauding Governor Dannel Malloy’s decision to veto Senate Bill 821, which would have affected consumer warranties for windows, roofing, and siding.
The legislation was strongly opposed by LDAC since its introduction in February. Despite that opposition, the bill was passed […]
by Dr. Jon LaPook
I thought you might want me to talk about what I’ve learned from blending medicine and journalism. If I’m wrong, I’m sure I’ll find out soon enough from today’s Quinnipiac graduation exit poll. I work in two worlds. Thirty-seven years ago, I graduated from medical school. Eleven years ago, I started […]
When Jay Williams takes over the leadership of The Hartford Foundation for Public Giving next week, he will be part of a significant changing of the guard in leading community nonprofit and business organizations.
Williams succeeds Linda J. Kelly, who served the Foundation as its President for over 11 years. He recently served as U.S. […]
The United States has more fitness centers than any other country in the world, and Connecticut is one of the reasons why. The state is ranked #2 in the nation, just behind Minnesota, among states with the most gyms/fitness centers, according to data compiled by the website exercise.com.
Rounding out the top 10 are Wisconsin, […]
New research finds a simple strategy can modestly boost the share of students with limited financial resources who go on to college: requiring, and paying for, all students to take the ACT or SAT. A University of Connecticut researcher examined the effects of requiring and paying for all public high school students to take a college […]
Professor Robert Schoelkopf, Sterling Professor of Applied Physics and Physics and Director of the Yale Quantum Institute, has been selected as the 2017 recipient of the Connecticut Medal of Science for his seminal contributions to the entire field of quantum science and to the new field of circuit quantum electrodynamics.
Schoelkopf is a leading experimental […]
by Kevin B. Sullivan
These days, it may seem like Connecticut is the land of unsteady habits. As Governor Malloy says, sometimes it just feels like we always see the glass half empty.
For example, those of us in the capital area get a steady stream of bad news about our capital city in crisis. […]
The Hartford region ranks as the 13th “fittest” metropolitan area in the nation, according to a nationwide fitness index developed by the American College of Sports Medicine. Hartford ranked 9th a year ago and 11th in 2015 in the ACSM American Fitness Index, now in its tenth year.
The top 10 “fittest” metropolitan areas […]
The Connecticut Business and Industry Association’s Education and Workforce Partnership is turning its attention to the state’s increasing demand for drivers of trucks, buses, and heavy equipment – a demand which is expected to grow to 30,000 by 2024. And the focus of their attention is women, urging them to consider careers in transportation.
If you’re in the market for a safe community to raise children, and you are wondering about Connecticut, there is a new ranking that will be of particular interest.
Developed by the SafeWise, a home security and safety brand, the ranking considered reported sex offender concentration, state graduation rates, overall school quality ranking, and FBI […]
The Connecticut Radio Information System (CRIS) continues to innovate and expand in Connecticut. Connecticut’s only radio-reading service, which provides audio access to news and information for people who are blind or unable to read due to a print disability or medical condition, has announced a ground-breaking new service in partnership with Hartford’s Saint Francis Hospital […]