Stereotypes about a thriving and problem-free Asian Pacific population in Connecticut are just plain wrong, according to a new statewide Needs Assessment Study which reveals “high rates of physical and mental health problems” and serious concerns about access to proper food and healthcare, often exacerbated by communication breakdowns and language barriers.”
The 21-page study, by […]
Last week, Connecticut by the Numbers reported that Connecticut’s under-18 population has declined during the past decade, and the state now ranks #37 in the nation in the percentage of residents less than 18 years-old. Now, the Hearst newspapers in Connecticut have researched the best towns for teens to live in the state. […]
Where are the nation’s young people? Definitely not in New England, proportionally speaking.
Nearly one-third of Utah’s residents – 31.3 percent – are under age 18, the highest percentage in the nation. In Connecticut, the under 18 population is just over one-fifth, at 22.4 percent, ranking the state at #37, and below the national average […]
Research shows that an EKG exam, coupled with a complete medical history, and a thorough physical exam is the best way to prevent sudden cardiac arrest. That statement, on the home page of the organization “Screen Across America,” is followed by this statistic: Cardiac arrest is the #1 cause of death of student athletes.”
Some have suggested that the road back for Connecticut’s economy will be built one entrepreneur at a time. If that is the key to an economic rebound, an initiative by New Haven-based company Independent Software is looking to ramp up the process by gathering entrepreneurs in bunches.
In fact, New Haven will be the next […]
When it comes to support for seniors and caregivers, it matters where you live – and Connecticut is better than most places. According to a new, comprehensive state-by-state Scorecard from AARP, Connecticut ranks 12th in the nation in meeting the long-term care needs of older residents and people with disabilities.
Even with the solid showing, […]
The New Haven Register editorial page has called on Connecticut high schools to do what Washington’s NFL franchise has thus far refused to do. Get with the times.
The Register reports that “at least 23 high school teams in the state have names associated with Native Americans that could be considered offensive, from […]
Twelve Connecticut school districts have been named as being among the nation’s Best Communities for Music Education (BCME).
The National Association of Music Merchants (NAMM) Foundation recognized 376 school districts across the country for exemplary music education programs. These districts and schools “set the bar in offering students access to comprehensive music education.”
The Connecticut […]
If you’re looking for your town on the drop down menu at the state’s tourism site as part of the second annual “fan favorite” contest, don’t be surprised if the list seems longer than you’d expect. The list of “towns” includes each and every one of the state’s 169 municipalities – plus 70 additional geographic […]
The credit card delinquency rate among Connecticut residents puts the state in the middle of the pack, ranked at #20 nationally, but the percentage has more than doubled compared with 2000 and climbed since 2006, according to data compiled by the financial website bloomberg.com.
The credit card delinquency rate among Connecticut residents is […]
New Haven is the number one “foodie city” in America, according to a new analysis published on the website Livability.com
The site reports that “New Haven residents spend more on eating out than most Americans. Many frequent neighborhood bistros and cafes that get their ingredients from nearby farms. The city’s farmers markets make […]
It was in 1983 that three people died in Connecticut when a section of the Mianus River Bridge on Interstate-95 collapsed into the water below, and unsuspecting drivers drove off the end of the road in the middle of the Greenwich night.
That tragedy launched a multi-million dollar infrastructure investment program in Connecticut, but now, […]
Each year nearly 3,000 students and their parents and teachers from across the country gather at the University of Maryland – College Park for annual week-long finals of the National History Day competition. This year, 63 Connecticut students will be among them when the competition unfolds this week.
After selecting a historical topic that relates […]
A new survey of small business friendliness in the nation’s states has dropped Connecticut’s overall grade from D+ to D, and given the state a failing grade in seven of eleven small business friendliness categories. The grades dropped as compared with last year’s survey.
Thumbtack.com, in partnership with the