Not only does winter refuse to quit in Connecticut, the flu season is also slow to recede, with a second wave hitting the region this month. According to data monitored by the state Department of Public Health, Connecticut is one of only a handful of states where flu cases have remained widespread [...]
The Connecticut Library Association, working in conjunction with the Connecticut State Library and the Connecticut Library Consortium, will mark National Library Week at the State Capitol on Wednesday, April 16. They will be “bringing the Declaration for the Right to Libraries to life by visually illustrating its ten principles” – and looking [...]
In the aftermath of UConn’s national championship, coach Kevin Ollie’s “relatively low” salary compared to his peers, became the focus of some media attention. It’s not the first time in the current fiscal year that salaries at UConn were in the spotlight, and Ollie is only the latest top UConn official to see [...]
If pictures are worth a thousand words, then the recently revealed revised branding and accompanying taglines and logos for some of the Capitol region’s leading organizations not only speak volumes, but to so in a remarkably consistent way, right down to the color palette.
Within the past month, the MetroHartford Alliance, [...]
Running late? The Internal Revenue Service is reminding taxpayers that “quick and easy solutions” are available if they can’t file their returns or pay their taxes on time, and they can even request payment options online. The filing deadline is Tuesday, April 15 – but the IRS expects nearly 147,000 Connecticut taxpayers will [...]
As the Connecticut legislature considers a proposal to implement a 2 percent tax on sodas, proposed by Senate Majority Leader Martin Looney at the suggestion of New Haven Mayor and former state senator Toni Harp, two new academic studies challenge the beverage industry’s view that state and local taxes on sugary drinks will hurt employment, [...]
It turns out, all that was necessary to improve voter engagement and turnout was asking – and repeated, substantive, and informative reminders. The results of a pilot study in Hartford’s Latino community may provide critical insight into how to improve voting levels in the state’s ethnic or urban communities, as the next election [...]
In September 2012, the Kevin Ollie era at UConn began – with a short leash. As Hall of Fame veteran coach Jim Calhoun retired, Ollie – a former UConn and NBA player – was hired on a one-year trial basis. The rest, as they say, is history.
But when it began, the [...]
Connecticut ranks #48 in the nation in income tax refunds its residents receive from the federal government. Just over 11 percent of the taxes paid by state residents to the federal government are refunded to them, a percentage that is better than only the states of Delaware and Minnesota, and the District of [...]
“The Constitution State is a tax nightmare for many retirees.” That is the thumbnail summary for Connecticut, which ranked third among the 10 Least Tax-Friendly States for Retirees, according to a list compiled by the business and personal finance publication Kiplinger’s.
Worst in the nation, according to [...]
For 51 UConn undergraduate students, $100 will provide a round trip to Texas for the NCAA men’s basketball Final Four as UConn pursues a National Championship. For everyone else, the price tag is considerably steeper – and climbing.
UConn’s Undergraduate Student Government is sponsoring a bus to take students from Storrs to Texas [...]
It is described as “the Biggest and Most Disruptive Platform in Human History,” by William Davidson, Senior Vice President of Qualcomm. Davidson will be the keynote speaker Wednesday in New Haven at “Connecticut Mobile Summit – Exploring Mobile Venture Opportunities and Challenges.” Connecticut’s top mobile industry executives will be meeting to discuss how to [...]
Too much. That’s the opinion of Connecticut residents age 50 plus when it comes to the steady barrage of marketing by alternative electricity companies, according to a new survey by AARP Connecticut. The survey found that 82 percent of electricity customers age 50 and older had been solicited in the past 12 [...]
The Hartford region ranked third in the nation among metropolitan areas showing significant international migration amidst near-stagnant overall population change during the past three years. The New Haven-Milford and Norwich-New London regions also ranked in the top 20 nationally among metro regions with less than one percent overall population growth but strong international [...]