The only state that is a better place to live in than Connecticut is Massachusetts, according to a new survey of key data. Connecticut was ranked second when the website 24/7 Wall St. reviewed three statewide social and economic measures — poverty rate, educational attainment, and life expectancy at birth — to rank each state’s […]
Seven in 10 Connecticut residents say overall business conditions in the state are either better or the same as six months ago, according to the quarterly Inform CT Consumer Confidence Survey, and 75 percent expect conditions to either remain the same or improve in the next six months.
The latest survey, covering the third quarter […]
“Stop with the financial games and own up to the problem.” That was the succinct comment provided to the 24-member state Spending Cap Commission by Darien resident Ken Weil at a public hearing this fall. Small business owner Justin Higgins, of Orange, added that citizens should “always know where we stand financially without loopholes and […]
Holiday shoppers may encounter something new amidst the traditional retail stores vying for attention. Last month, ConnectiCare opened its first storefront location, a 6,000-square-foot standalone building in Manchester. The company plans to open outlets in Bridgeport, Newington and Orange in the coming days, according to David Gordon, ConnectiCare’s senior vice president for strategy and product […]
by Valerie Dugan
It used to be, when I was young, that a trip to the local mall was a real treat, with lunch at the food court and perhaps a Disney movie in the plush new cinemas. In summer we could cool off with ice cream, and before Christmas, we’d enjoy the trees and […]
Connecticut Voices for Children has honored community leaders, policymakers and advocates for children at its 14th annual “First for Kids” awards ceremony. The awards recognize individuals and organizations that have worked to make a difference in the lives of children in the state of Connecticut.
This year’s honorees are:
Priscilla Canny Research Award – Judith […]
Jessica Brocksom of John F. Kennedy School in Milford has been elected by 5th graders across the state as Connecticut’s next Kid Governor. Connecticut’s Kid Governor is a national award-winning statewide civics program for 5th graders created by the Connecticut Public Affairs Network at Connecticut’s Old State House.
Jessica ran on a platform focused on stopping […]
Hartford’s Riverside Park will play host to the 2017 Cyclocross National Championships January 3-8, 2017, as another popular sport brings a national caliber event to Connecticut’s Capital City.
“The cyclocross national championships are the pinnacle of cyclocross racing in the United States each year,” said Micah Rice, Vice-President of National Events, USA Cycling. Cyclocross […]
Improvements in Connecticut’s “Main Street Entrepreneurship” has pushed the state’s ranking to 9th among the nation’s 25 smaller states, up from 12th a year ago, in the latest analysis from the Kauffman Foundation.
The nation as a whole and most states and metro areas are experiencing higher rates of small business activity, according to the […]
by Jamie Merisotis
I was raised in Manchester. My father arrived in Connecticut almost 70 years ago after serving his country in World War II. Although he and my mother never made it to college, they instilled a strong belief in the value of education. Two generations of us – most still living here – […]
The Greater New Haven Chamber of Commerce has recognized 12 distinctive millennial leaders who are “making an outstanding difference in the professional and outside world.”
In making their selections, the Chamber indicated that “from organizing community events, working with charities on weekends or holidays, or tireless public outreach – these are the people that lead […]
With a major overhaul of education funding to Connecticut communities on the state legislature’s agenda when the newly elected legislature convenes in January in order to comply with a court order, some of the state’s largest school districts are undergoing seismic changes of their own, as superintendents are moving at what appears to be an unprecedented […]
Even as Connecticut’s economic development leaders toil diligently to retain and attract industry-leading businesses to the Land of Steady Habits, market forces at times pull in different directions. That is again in evidence as Samsung has announced it will buy Stamford-based Harman for $8 billion.
The acquisition of will make Samsung a major player in […]
Chronic absenteeism is down across the state, according to new data released by the State Department of Education (SDE), a trend that is gaining notice beyond Connecticut and a sign that collaborative efforts to keep students across Connecticut in school and engaged are having a positive impact.
The number of chronically absent students in Connecticut […]