Webster Bank and People’s United have been named among the “most reputable banks” in the country, according to the 2017 Survey of Bank Reputations, conducted by the independent organization Reputation Institute.
Webster earned the highest score of any Northeast-based banks and ranked seventh overall in the United States. People’s United ranked at number 11. The […]
Local school systems in Enfield and Manchester implemented a purposeful play initiative, with support from LEGO Community Fund US and the Hartford Foundation for Public Giving. The results of the initiative are highlighted in a new video, which emphasizes that there’s more to play than may be apparent at first glance.
Program organizers point out that […]
When Jay Williams takes over the leadership of The Hartford Foundation for Public Giving next week, he will be part of a significant changing of the guard in leading community nonprofit and business organizations.
Williams succeeds Linda J. Kelly, who served the Foundation as its President for over 11 years. He recently served as U.S. […]
The United States has more fitness centers than any other country in the world, and Connecticut is one of the reasons why. The state is ranked #2 in the nation, just behind Minnesota, among states with the most gyms/fitness centers, according to data compiled by the website exercise.com.
Rounding out the top 10 are Wisconsin, […]
New research finds a simple strategy can modestly boost the share of students with limited financial resources who go on to college: requiring, and paying for, all students to take the ACT or SAT. A University of Connecticut researcher examined the effects of requiring and paying for all public high school students to take a college […]
The Hartford region ranks as the 13th “fittest” metropolitan area in the nation, according to a nationwide fitness index developed by the American College of Sports Medicine. Hartford ranked 9th a year ago and 11th in 2015 in the ACSM American Fitness Index, now in its tenth year.
The top 10 “fittest” metropolitan areas […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
Connecticut’s total population has declined over the past 3 years. In fact, in 2016 Connecticut’s total population fell below 2010 levels. New England and our neighboring states have also experienced an increase in people leaving. However, Connecticut has fallen the most post-recession, according to an analysis by the Connecticut Data Collaborative.
International migration has […]
Connecticut is 11th best among states in the number of people who had no trouble finding a doctor in 2015, according to State Health Compare. The top 10 states were Minnesota, Kansas, Vermont, Utah, North Dakota, Montana, Maine, Nebraska, Hawaii and Tennessee. That’s the good news.
But Connecticut is also 17th worst among states in the percent of […]