Connecticut ranks #22 in the nation in motor vehicle thefts, with 238 thefts per 100,000 registered vehicles, a one-year drop of 3.3 percent, according to the most recent full-year data.
The District of Columbia had the greatest theft rate, with a total of 3,661 vehicles stolen and 322,350 registered vehicles in D.C. […]
The forecast calls for snow Sunday night into Monday morning, and with it comes the possibility of school cancellations. Whether or not students receive a snow day – in Connecticut and across the country – has everything to do with where they live, more than the depth of the snowfall.
Connecticut, more […]
Connecticut residents with an opinion on how the state – and its local communities – can best celebrate Connecticut’s history are being given an opportunity to share their views by the Connecticut Historical Society (CHS), which has launched Community History Tour 2014 in an effort to build deeper relationships with […]
Weston and New Canaan are among the richest zip codes in the nation, according to an analysis by a University of Washington researcher. Based on data from the U.S. Census Bureau’s American Community Survey, the batting order of the nation’s richest zip codes includes the two Fairfield County communities – Weston at #10 […]
The percent of children in poverty in Connecticut increased to 13.2 percent, up from 10.4 percent in the 2000 Census, according to advocacy organization Connecticut Voices for Children, which analyzed data in the U.S. Census Bureau’s American Community Survey (ACS) covering 2008-2012. The statewide increase in poverty among children reflects significantly increased child […]
Connecticut Main Street Center (CMSC), the downtown revitalization and economic development non-profit, has selected seven organizations and municipalities to receive a total of $70,000 in Preservation of Place grants this year.
The 2014 grants will be used to provide Connecticut communities in Bridgeport, Canton, Essex, New London, Norwalk, the Northwest corner, and Willimantic with […]
What do Houston, Los Angeles, New Orleans, Chicago and Hartford have in common? Each has been selected to serve as host for the Museum Store Association’s annual Retail Conference & Expo. Hartford will have the honors in 2015, having just been selected by the association’s site selection committee for their 60th Annual event.
Gov. Malloy’s proposal for Connecticut to raise its minimum wage to $10.10 by 2017 would extend the state’s longstanding status as consistently above the federal minimum wage. But Connecticut is far from alone in outpacing the federal government. The current federal minimum hourly wage is $7.25.
Data from the Pew Research Center and […]
The number of brewery permits in Connecticut has nearly doubled during the past five years, from 19 in 2008 to 36 in 2013, reflecting the rapid growth in the state – and nationwide – in the craft brewing industry.
Connecticut ranked #29 in the nation, between Georgia and New Jersey, in […]
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 […]
The advance of electric cars continues, as does Connecticut’s encouragement of the trend.
The Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) and the Connecticut Automotive Retailers Association (CARA) will recognize state automobile dealers who sell or lease the highest number of electric vehicles (EVs) between February 1 and July 31, 2014 […]
With the start of the legislative session, one of the many reports landing on legislators desks include a series of six recommendations for improving public transportation services, developed by the Connecticut Public Transportation Commission and outlined in their recently released 2013 Annual Report. The recommendations, according to Chair Kevin Maloney, “do not […]
The Connecticut legislature, now underway for 2014, is not the only place for conversation on key issues impacting Connecticut. A range of news organizations, nonprofits, associations and community-based groups are sponsoring forums, summits and sessions to better-inform the public and bring interest and attention to specific issues. Among them:
February 10 – […]
Connecticut’s divorce rate ranks the state #37 in the nation in the percentage of residents who are divorced. According to the U.S. Census Bureau’s American Community Survey, 10.6 percent of state residents are divorced, 1.4 percent are separated, and 48.2 percent are married.
The highest divorce rate was in Nevada, […]