The 2nd Annual Connecticut Music Awards brought together the best of the state’s music scene for one night of celebration at the Bushnell Center for the Performing Arts, earlier this month.
Finalists in 18 different categories gathered to find out who’d be taking home the top prizes in the state’s Grammy-styled music […]
On September 6, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reported that the use of electronic cigarettes by middle and high school age children had doubled in the past year. Less than three weeks later, the Attorneys General of 40 states – including Connecticut – announced that they are calling […]
The assessment of the Connecticut Economic Resource Center (CERC) is good news, bad news for Connecticut’s economic recovery. In a presentation to The Alliance for Nonprofit Growth and Opportunity, CERC Vice President of Research Alissa DeJonge and Research Analyst Carmel Ford reached two central conclusions:
Connecticut has structural problems that continue to make […]
Connecticut is ranked #6 in the nation in the percentage of children, between 19 months and 35 months old, who have been inoculated with the seven vaccines recommended by the nation’s Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
The data, compiled by Bloomberg.com, indicates that 74.5 percent of Connecticut children have all […]
A year ago, 2,450 volunteers in Connecticut removed 16,310 pounds of trash from Long Island Sound’s shoreline and Connecticut waterways. This weekend, the effort continues, as bird watchers, fishermen, sailors, scuba divers, students, citizen groups and businesses will be cleaning up trash from Connecticut’s beaches, islands, and rivers as part of the
Connecticut residents have cut their per-person driving miles by 3.45 percent since 2005, while the nation’s long term driving boom appears to have ended, according to a report by the ConnPIRG Education Fund. The decline in driving is a national trend, with 46 states including Connecticut having reduced per-person driving since the middle […]
Local resident Scott Pelley is prominently featured in efforts to alert Darien neighbors of an upcoming opportunity to learn how to save a life. Pelley, widely known as the anchor of the CBS Evening News and a lead correspondent on 60 Minutes, has recorded a video in support of Darien Emergency Medical […]
New analysis from a national research organization is casting considerable doubt on the validity of the steady stream of state economic development rankings that routinely appear in the media. State economic rankings cannot be taken at face value, according to an article published online by the Journal of Applied […]
Connecticut-based ESPN is among the sponsors for the upcoming New England Symposium on Statistics in Sports, to be held on September 21 at Harvard University, that will include a panel discussion to feature Eric Van, sabermetric baseball operations consultant for the Boston Red Sox, Ben Baumer, who handled statistical analysis for the […]
Across the country, an average 16.2 percent of consumers owe some amount of student debt. But if you look at the state level, the country appears split along the Mason–Dixon line, with a higher percentage of the population owing money in northern states than southern states, according to numbers published by the College […]
During the summer, progress was made on efforts to advance social benefit corporations – businesses that aim to impact their communities in addition to making a profit – but that progress did not come in Connecticut.
Delaware became the 19th state (plus the District of Columbia) to enact benefit corporation legislation in July. Similar […]
“Technologically-enabled opportunities for telework could be one factor contributing to the reduction in driving,” according to a report issued by ConnPIRG which has identified a drop in driving frequency in nearly every state in the nation, including Connecticut.
The report, “Moving Off the Road: A State-by-State […]
Google was #47. Apple was #79. Ranked at #43, Danbury headquartered Praxair surpassed both, one of two Connecticut-based companies in the top 50 on the latest Forbes® World’s Most Innovative Companies list.
The highest-ranked company located in Connecticut, placing at #2 globally, was New Haven based Alexion, in the […]
It seems that Connecticut is a great place for a long marriage and those who have never been married, and not so popular for divorced individuals. Data indicate that Connecticut ranks #12 in longest married residents, #14 in never-married residents, #32 in currently married residents and #33 in divorced residents –as a percentage […]