Thomas Jefferson’s famous quote, “our liberty depends on the freedom of the press, and that cannot be limited without being lost,” is the centerpiece of a lecture series hosted by the Avon Public Library examining freedom of the press in America’s democracy.
Anti-media rhetoric from President Trump, which was a constant during his campaign and […]
A new academic study has found that working-class first-time candidates for the Connecticut legislature became rarer after the state enacted public campaign financing, when compared with candidates in neighboring Massachusetts and Rhode Island.
The study, by a Harvard University researcher, found that working-class candidates in Connecticut were less likely to qualify for the state’s public […]
Nine Connecticut communities are among the best in the nation for starting a small business, according to student loan company LendEdu, which has produced a list of the 500 Best Cities to Start a Small Business in the U.S.
Storrs/Mansfield topped the list in Connecticut at 89. Also making the list were Stamford (178), Farmington […]
Former Connecticut Commissioner of Environmental Protection and Administrator of the federal Environmental Protection Agency Gina McCarthy has made the shift from government to academia, with the launch of The Center for Climate, Health, and the Global Environment (C-CHANGE) at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health.
C-CHANGE is a new collaboration between Harvard University […]
In 2040, it is anticipated that eight states will have just under half of the total population of the country, 49.5 percent, according to the Weldon Cooper Center for Public Service of the University of Virginia, which analyzed U.S. Census Bureau population projections. Connecticut is not one of them.
A report published in the […]
Connecticut’s official state tourism site is touting the virtues of visiting six “walkable town centers” in the state, noting that the state “has many town centers where a nice ramble takes you to shops, restaurants, galleries, museums and even a park bench or two.”
The number 1 location in the state, according to the website, […]
About 13,000 residents of Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands who arrived in Connecticut in the aftermath of the hurricanes Maria and Irma continue to struggle with obtaining basic needs including adequate housing, food, medical care and jobs, according to a survey commissioned by the Hartford Foundation for Public Giving.
The vast majority of those who have […]
Two of the nation’s top 50 hospitals for neonatology are in Connecticut. Connecticut Children’s Medical Center ranked #25 and Yale New Haven Children’s Hospital ranked #36 in the latest analysis by US News & World Report, which publishes hospital rankings in various medical specialties.
Atop the rankings in the pediatric specialty were Children’s National Medical […]
Stress? Look no further than Bridgeport and New Haven. Both cities were ranked in the top 50 Most Stressed Cities in America, a new ranking produced by the financial website WalletHub.
Bridgeport ranked 33rd and New Haven 41st, based on analysis that considered stress in four areas: the workplace, finances, family, and health and safety […]
The number of women in the Connecticut legislature has dropped with each legislative election throughout this decade, dropping the state from 8th to 21st in the nation in the percentage of women in the legislature.
The 2018 election year has been widely declared the year of the woman in politics, a reaction to the MeToo […]
What would happen if ways to integrate nature into a major urban community were pursued? In Connecticut, the largest city is Bridgeport, and the Connecticut chapter of The Nature Conservancy (TNC) has been undertaking an effort to find out.
Nature offers a lot of benefits to communities, TNC points out. “Trees provide shade and help […]
New Haven is one of the nation’s ten safest cities for cyclists, according to a new analysis. In a ranking dominated by communities in California, with six of the top ten, New Haven was not only the lone Connecticut city to earn a spot among the top ten, it was the only city in the […]
Five Connecticut communities – Danbury, Hartford, Stamford, Torrington and West Hartford – will share approximately $8.5 million in funding under the second phase of the state’s 2017 Responsible Growth and Transit-Oriented Development (TOD) Grants. They are the latest in a series of competitive state grants to be awarded in recent years to support the development […]
Hartford-based Aetna and Rhode Island-based CVS Health, with their merger plans currently under review at the state and federal levels, have both been named to The Civic 50 for 2018, reflecting their community-minded programs and policies. They are among the public and private companies with U.S. operations and revenues of $1 billion or more, […]