Connecticut ranks #7 in the nation in Internet connectivity speed, according to a report published by the website StateTech, which provides technology insights for leaders of state and local governments. The report is based on data compiled by Akamai, a Massachusetts-based web services provider, which gathers data from 180 countries to publish a […]
In honor of National Foster Care Month, locally owned and operated advertising specialty and marketing company The Perfect Promotion collected new duffle bags, backpacks and luggage to supply to children in foster care as part of the Fostering Hope Program that they launched in 2010.
Through donations made by the community, factory suppliers […]
The reverberations from the Wall Street roller coaster of market highs and lows can have a significant impact on Connecticut’s budget balance, as tax revenues meet or miss projections due to fluctuations in tax revenue. That, in turn, can create the need for unanticipated budget cuts – which then can affect a range […]
Summer is officially underway, and Connecticut residents are responding to the great outdoors, hiking the state’s numerous scenic trails. For those interested in bringing their dog along, the website bringfido.com has compiled the top 10 dog-friendly hiking trails in the state:
1. The Cascades at Lake Mohigan (Fairfield)
2. Housatonic […]
As high schools throughout the state conduct graduation ceremonies, it is an opportune time to review the U.S. News Best High Schools 2013 rankings. Connecticut has 11 gold medal schools, 24 silver medal schools and four bronze medal schools, according to the latest annual survey of 21,035 public high schools across […]
Just two months ago, Connecticut by the Numbers reported on the increasing number of banks with a Connecticut town in their name that have opened branches – and many of them – in other towns. Now, there’s a new entry in the field, with a twist. Massachusetts-based Westfield Bank has opened a branch […]
West Hartford schools are turning over a new leaf, and going green. The school district has become the first in the state to have every school principal agree to abide by the guidelines of the Connecticut Green LEAF program, which promotes increased environmental and sustainability education and health and wellness efforts. LEAF […]
Yale-New Haven Hospital (YNHH) in New Haven is being honored by AARP and the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) as one of the 2013 Best Employers for Workers Over 50. YNHH, which ranked 23rd in the nationwide survey, joins a diverse group of health systems, corporations, government agencies, […]
Over 2,000 Connecticut students recently ended the school year with a sense of accomplishment and a better understanding of the world around them thanks to History Day in Connecticut – and ten students from the state earned national recognition last week for their efforts.
Through this rigorous annual academic program for grades 6-12, 2,000 […]
It is an all-star summer in Connecticut, with the state hosting not one but two minor league all-star games. The New Britain Rock Cats, the Double-A Eastern League affiliate of the Minnesota Twins, will host the annual Eastern League All-Star Game at New Britain Stadium on Wednesday, July 10, preceded by a series […]
For the second time in recent weeks, a major driving safety study has concluded that hands-free devices produce dangers much the same as hand-held cell phones for drivers. The latest study comes from AAA, following a study by the Texas Transportation Institute at Texas A&M University, reported by Connecticut by the Numbers earlier […]
This month, the Windsor school board voted to eliminate two world language teachers at the elementary school level, which put an end to the district’s elementary world language program, in a budget-cutting move. A month earlier, the school board in Newington decided to delay the introduction of Spanish in lower elementary school […]
Community colleges “are in great danger of becoming indelibly separate and unequal institutions in the higher-education landscape,” a Century Foundation task force warns in new report.
The report, “Bridging the Higher Education Divide: Strengthening Community Colleges and Restoring the American Dream,” outlines a series of proposals aimed at shifting the […]
Girls of Innovation is a day-long annual program that inspires today’s middle school students to consider studies in science and technology-related research, health services and business areas. Sponsored by the Connecticut Technology Council (CTC) and Covidien Surgical Devices and held at the Connecticut Science Center in Hartford, this year’s event will be on Saturday, […]