Connecticut’s small business climate is improving – slowly. That’s according to the 2013 Small Business Friendliness Survey by Thumbtack.com, in partnership with the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation, which ranked the state #35 for overall small business friendliness.
The 2013 study draws upon data from over 7,000 small business owners nationwide […]
Thirty-one states have published a plan to respond to what advocates describe as the “escalating crisis” of Alzheimer’s Disease. Connecticut may be next, and is one of 13 states currently in the midst of developing plans.
The Connecticut Chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association was among the leaders in crafting and […]
Eighteen Connecticut school districts have been named to The College Board’s 4th Annual AP District Honor Roll — a list of 477 districts across the U.S. and Canada being honored for increasing access to AP (Advanced Placement) course work while simultaneously maintaining or increasing the percentage of students earning scores of […]
The call to action regarding mental health awareness and treatment, which intensified in the aftermath of the Sandy Hook Elementary School murders a year ago, now has a strong local voice for the New Year. Hartford Hospital is kicking off a campaign to end the stigma of mental illness at the […]
Connecticut is ranked as the nation’s fourth most innovative state, in a new analysis from Bloomberg Technology. The state’s ranking was based on factors including education, professionals in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) fields, state research and development spending, and technology companies.
The state’s overall score in the analysis, 76.45, […]
When UConn announced the hiring of Bob Diaco as new head football coach earlier this month few flinched at the compensation – a reported five-year $8 million contract. Diaco, who served on the Notre Dame coaching staff as the defensive coordinator for the past four years and the assistant head coach for the […]
New Haven is one of America’s most walkable cities, with 11.2 percent of commuters walking to work, the 8th highest percentage in the nation, among cities with populations of at least 100,000. The top 10 list of Most Walkable Cities, published by GOVERNING magazine, notes that many of top communities are in the Northeast, […]
Connecticut has more than double the percentage of licensed drivers age 85 and older than any other state in the nation, according to data compiled by Bloomberg.
In the Land of Steady Habits, 5.1 percent of all drivers – a total of 152,233 people – were age 85 or older, ranking Connecticut […]
Of Connecticut’s 54,903 state employees in 2013, most were female, and between 40 and 60 years old, according to new demographic data released by the Office of Legislative Research based on information provided by the Office of State Comptroller’s CORE-CT data management system.
The breakdown comes just after indications that state […]
Each year, about 3.5 million children die before their 5th birthday due to preventable diseases, mainly diarrhea and acute respiratory diseases. According to survey data from the Global School-based Student Health Survey, over 15 percent of schoolchildren in some countries say they rarely or never wash their hands before eating.
Those facts […]
Many parents bring their infants and young children to the doctor for injections and leave muttering “there’s got to be a better way,” their child in tears or traumatized by the shot – or shots – administered to prevent illness and disease. When Amy Baxter left the pediatrician’s office with her youngster, she […]
It turns out that the problems is much greater than just teens. Texting while driving – like texting – is cutting across the population, presenting dangers that are well-documented and increasingly ignored. And it’s not only texting – it is the use of phones while driving as well that is causing concerns among […]
Connecticut received a resounding F in a state-by-state Report Card of financial literacy education requirements at the high school level, according to a study by the Center for Financial Literacy at Champlain College in Burlington, Vermont.
Connecticut is one of 11 states to receive a failing grade. The others were Alabama, Alaska, […]
Connecticut is one of eight states that has begun to respond to a serious problem facing nonprofit organizations in a time of tight budgets and reductions in state funding: late payments and duplicative requirements by government agencies. A new report from the Urban Institute says the problem – which grew more serious during […]