Connecticut is the fifth healthiest state in the nation, dropping from third a year ago, but remaining in the nation’s top 10, where it has been every year since 1993.
Massachusetts, Hawaii, Vermont, Utah and Connecticut rank as the five healthiest states, while West Virginia, Alabama, Arkansas, Louisiana and Mississippi rank the least healthy.
When choosing a childcare or preschool, many parents try to gather information to make their decision. Yet only 54 percent of parents were very confident that they could tell if a childcare option would be safe and healthy for their child, according to a new national survey. Beyond that challenge, 2 out of 3 parents […]
The Travelers Championship has an annual economic impact on the state of $68.2 million, according to a recent study by Connecticut Economic Resource Center, Inc.(CERC) – and the recognition of its success is not only local, but national. The tournament has been selected by the PGA tour as recipient of the prestigious “Tournament of the […]
by Christopher Hoffman
Being from Connecticut is like being from Canada: nobody cares. The very idea of the place leaves people disoriented. Perhaps no other state in the Union is as colorless. Say Maine, and people think of lobsters and fishermen in long yellow slickers. Say California, and they think of giant redwoods and Hollywood. […]
As Connecticut suffers through budget deficits, cuts in spending and services, and high-profile departures of leading businesses, states nearby are advancing economic development branding and marketing strategies to retain and attract business, according to a new report by the state legislature’s Office of Legislative Research.
“As competition among states increases, economic development organizations (EDOs) continue […]
Connecticut mattress recycling program collected more than 162,000 mattresses and diverted more than 2,300 tons of material from disposal during the 2016-17 fiscal year, according to a recently released report on the state’s program.
The mattress industry created the Mattress Recycling Council (MRC), a non-profit organization, in 2013 to develop and administer a recycling program, […]
Connecticut’ senior citizen population ranks 7th in the nation, but the state places at number 18 in an analysis of the nation’s “best states for aging.”
As baby boomers move into their elder years, the nation’s population – and Connecticut’s – is aging quickly. By 2050, the older adult population is expected to almost double […]
by Frances J. Trelease
In my role as college lecturer, I often confer with students on global current events. After all, under our current president, stories of conflicts are as plentiful as the proverbial Horn of Plenty. And sometimes we look at how social media fans the flames of outrage between two sides.
But in […]
The problem is not surprising, but the solution remains elusive. Young drivers account for a disproportionate number of motor vehicle crashes and these crashes are the leading cause of death for this age group.
In fact, the risk of motor vehicle crashes is higher among 16-to 19-year-olds than among any other age group. Data indicate […]
Connecticut’s anti-bullying laws and relatively low number of reported cyberbullying incidents have earned it a spot as one of the top three safest states from cyberbullying, according to a new national survey. Nationwide at least 34 percent of kids have been cyberbullied, but the precise percentages vary from state to state.
A new survey developed […]
The impact of the state’s ongoing fiscal crisis is reverberating through the state’s nonprofit community. The Connecticut Council for Philanthropy (CCP), in a recent survey, found that about 25 percent of nonprofits answering the survey are currently responding to the state’s fiscal crisis. The vast majority of these grantmakers, responding with increased grant support to […]
The median age in Danbury is the highest among Connecticut’s largest cities, just slightly older than Stamford, and nearly nine years older than New Haven, according to a new analysis by TIME magazine.
Across the country, Boca Raton, Fla., has a median age just over 50 years old — much higher than America’s median age […]
by Frederick A. Hurst
There was a time when we folks of color could rely on the predictability of White folks and be assured that, whether they were good or bad, we could predict their moves in any given situation. But nowadays, we don’t know what to think about White folks and that has become […]
Nearly nine-in-ten parents (88%) would be extremely or very likely to support their teen’s interest in becoming an entrepreneur as an adult, but less than one-in-three teens (30%) demonstrate that same level of enthusiasm for starting a business. That’s according to a new national survey conducted by ORC International on behalf of Junior Achievement (JA) […]