Which athlete is Connecticut most interested in? Not Shabazz Napier, not Stefanie Dolson. At least not according to Google, which analyzed the frequency of searches in each of the 50 states during the past 12 months. Number one in Connecticut: LeBron James.
In fact, LeBron James dominates the competition, showing […]
The Yankees and Red Sox, always the focus of attention, argument and controversy across Connecticut, can each claim some victories – on the field and off. The Red Sox are defending World Champions, having won the 2013 World Series. They Yankees are the most valuable team in baseball, having won the 2013 monetary championship, […]
A new analysis ranking the cities with the greatest income inequality includes Hartford and New Haven in the top 50.– and the Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk metropolitan area is the metro region with the largest income disparity in the nation.
The major cities with the most dramatic income inequality in their […]
Mix a relatively slow economy and a shortage of jobs with a large number of aging boomers looking for meaning and purpose in their work. The result is a growing number of “encore entrepreneurs” seeking to launch income-generating ventures that make a positive difference in their communities.
That has led the U.S. […]
In 2012, 93 percent of children’s books written that year were written about white characters, according to a study by the Cooperative Children’s Book Center. There were 3,600 children’s books written that year.
Apparently the hue and cry were insufficient to change the inertia of insensitivity to the range of […]
Not only does winter refuse to quit in Connecticut, the flu season is also slow to recede, with a second wave hitting the region this month. According to data monitored by the state Department of Public Health, Connecticut is one of only a handful of states where flu cases have remained widespread […]
The Connecticut Library Association, working in conjunction with the Connecticut State Library and the Connecticut Library Consortium, will mark National Library Week at the State Capitol on Wednesday, April 16. They will be “bringing the Declaration for the Right to Libraries to life by visually illustrating its ten principles” – and looking […]
In the aftermath of UConn’s national championship, coach Kevin Ollie’s “relatively low” salary compared to his peers, became the focus of some media attention. It’s not the first time in the current fiscal year that salaries at UConn were in the spotlight, and Ollie is only the latest top UConn official to see […]
If pictures are worth a thousand words, then the recently revealed revised branding and accompanying taglines and logos for some of the Capitol region’s leading organizations not only speak volumes, but to so in a remarkably consistent way, right down to the color palette.
Within the past month, the MetroHartford Alliance, […]
Running late? The Internal Revenue Service is reminding taxpayers that “quick and easy solutions” are available if they can’t file their returns or pay their taxes on time, and they can even request payment options online. The filing deadline is Tuesday, April 15 – but the IRS expects nearly 147,000 Connecticut taxpayers will […]
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 employment, […]
It turns out, all that was necessary to improve voter engagement and turnout was asking – and repeated, substantive, and informative reminders. The results of a pilot study in Hartford’s Latino community may provide critical insight into how to improve voting levels in the state’s ethnic or urban communities, as the next election […]
In September 2012, the Kevin Ollie era at UConn began – with a short leash. As Hall of Fame veteran coach Jim Calhoun retired, Ollie – a former UConn and NBA player – was hired on a one-year trial basis. The rest, as they say, is history.
But when it began, the […]
Connecticut ranks #48 in the nation in income tax refunds its residents receive from the federal government. Just over 11 percent of the taxes paid by state residents to the federal government are refunded to them, a percentage that is better than only the states of Delaware and Minnesota, and the District of […]