The number of bicyclists killed on U.S. roadways is increasing, according to a report by the Governors Highway Safety Association (GHSA). GHSA’s Spotlight on Highway Safety: Bicyclist Safety indicates that yearly bicyclist deaths increased 16 percent between 2010 and 2012, while overall motor vehicle fatalities increased just one percent during the same time period.
While bicyclists [...]
The start of construction is imminent this fall for new rail stations in Wallingford, Meriden and Berlin as part of the New Haven-Hartford-Springfield (NHHS) Rail Program. The new, expanded commuter service, to debut in 2016, will be branded the “Hartford Line,” as a key component of an increasingly robust multi-modal regional transportation system being developed [...]
Thirteen Connecticut high schools rank among the nation’s top 500 according to a report compiled by Newsweek Magazine – an increase from eight schools a year ago.
Connecticut did not have a school ranked in the top 100. The highest ranked Connecticut school on the list is Amity High School in Woodbridge, which placed at [...]
Listeners to the National Public Radio program “On Point” this week heard a Connecticut resident discussing the progress being made on a one-on-one basis, as well as through international efforts, to respond to the prevalence of postpartum psychosis.
Teresa Twomey of Cheshire is co-coordinator in Connecticut for Postpartum Support International (PSI) the leading [...]
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 [...]