The Connecticut Business and Industry Association’s Education and Workforce Partnership is turning its attention to the state’s increasing demand for drivers of trucks, buses, and heavy equipment – a demand which is expected to grow to 30,000 by 2024. And the focus of their attention is women, urging them to consider careers in transportation.
If you’re in the market for a safe community to raise children, and you are wondering about Connecticut, there is a new ranking that will be of particular interest.
Developed by the SafeWise, a home security and safety brand, the ranking considered reported sex offender concentration, state graduation rates, overall school quality ranking, and FBI […]
The Connecticut Radio Information System (CRIS) continues to innovate and expand in Connecticut. Connecticut’s only radio-reading service, which provides audio access to news and information for people who are blind or unable to read due to a print disability or medical condition, has announced a ground-breaking new service in partnership with Hartford’s Saint Francis Hospital […]
The United States has long been the global leader in resettling refugees, defined as people forced to flee their home country to escape war, persecution or violence, explains Smithsonian magazine in a state-by-state comparison.
Since 2001, the magazine reports, more than 895,000 refugees have settled in the U.S., typically after being referred by the United […]
by Nikole Doolittle and Sherry Chapman
“This upcoming New Year’s Day will mark 14 years since I woke up in the intensive care unit of Hartford Hospital, unable to walk, talk, eat, or even breathe on my own. I had been in a coma for 28 days, and had sustained a traumatic brain injury.
People who take public transportation to get to work in the Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk area will have a commute nearly three times longer than those who drive to work. In New Haven, the commute via public transportation is twice as long.
Data compiled by Governing magazine indicate that across the nation’s largest metropolitan areas, public transportation riders […]
With almost 49,000 voters weighing in on the top Double-A facilities, Dunkin’ Donuts Park, home of the Hartford Yard Goats, was the winner in the third-annual Best of the Ballparks fan vote from Ballpark Digest. It is the first time a new facility has won a Best of the Ballparks vote.
Fans selected Dunkin’ Donuts […]
Florida Governor Rick Scott spent much of Monday in Connecticut, urging businesses here to relocate to the Sunshine State.
There’s no question that Florida has attracted some Connecticut residents and created jobs in recent years, but recent published reports highlight more of a mixed bag that appearances may suggest at first glance.
Chris McCarty, the […]
If it seems like Subway restaurants have stepped up the use of technology to combat the company’s first dip in growth in memory, you’re right. Low-tech is out and high-tech is increasingly in at the Connecticut-based sandwich franchise mega-chain.
Subway is aggresively introducing touch-screen ordering kiosks and a new mobile app – an effort to […]
by Richard A. Robinson
Let’s face it, regardless of one’s political leaning, economic philosophy, or cultural beliefs, we are in the midst of great turmoil. In the face of so much uncertainty, I initially found it somewhat difficult to be both sincere and inspiring. But as I continued preparing, I realized that I had been […]
Researchers at the University of Connecticut have revealed evidence that electronic cigarettes, or e-cigarettes, may be as harmful as tobacco cigarettes.
Since e-cigarettes came on the market in 2004, there has been considerable debate on their safety, as well as the potential adverse health effects on users. E-cigarettes have risen in popularity in recent years […]
Westport native Justin Paul is having a big year. The 2003 Staples High School graduate added two Tony Awards this week to an Oscar won just months ago. And he is not the only Connecticut connection to the Tony Awards, announced on Sunday night.
Paul won in the Best Original Score category for his work […]
It was a one-two punch from Connecticut aimed at Tesla, in the marketplace and in the boardroom.
On Tuesday, at the company’s annual shareholder meeting at the Computer History Museum in Mountain view, CA, a shareholder resolution advocated by the Office of State Treasurer Denise Nappier was on the agenda.
And on Wednesday, the Connecticut […]
With journalism and journalists under increasing criticism and new technology making old models of financing investigative journalism tougher, Hartford’s FOX 61 is showcasing young journalists as they learn the profession and develop stories that reach local newscasts.
FOX 61 Student News was relaunched in February after a multi-year absence, and last week honored students at […]