If you’re looking for the safest communities in America, you don’t have to go far.
A new analysis of locales across the country has found that the Connecticut communities of Ridgefield and Madison are the second and third safest places in the nation. Fourteen municipalities made the Top 100 list – more than […]
The New Haven Free Public Library (NHFPL) is among the 30 finalists nationwide for the 2019 National Medal for Museum and Library Service, presented by the Institute of Museum and Library Services.
The National Medal is the nation’s highest honor given to museums and libraries for service to their communities. For 25 years, the award […]
The National Association of Home Builders’ (NAHB) new chairman, Connecticut’s Greg Ugalde, calls home affordability across the United States a growing crisis and the most important issue facing the homebuilding industry.
Ugalde is president and chief legal officer of Torrington-based T&M Building Co., Inc., one of the state’s largest home builders. Since its founding […]
Historic preservation and solar panel would seem like oil and water, but increasingly in Connecticut, the advantages are seen to outweigh the disadvantages.
The acceptance of solar comes as technology helps to make systems less obtrusive, and also as more historic preservationists recognize the urgency to address climate change, according to a report in Energy […]
The number of pedestrian deaths in Connecticut in the first half of 2018 jumped by 53 percent compared to the same period the previous year, according to preliminary data released by the Governor’s Highway Safety Association.
There were 29 pedestrian deaths between January and June in Connecticut in 2018, compared with 19 between January and […]
If you are wondering why there is optimism for the success of the Hartford Athletic, the city’s new professional soccer team planning to begin its inaugural season later this month, a peek back at ratings for televised international soccer in the U.S. provides some hints.
In March 2016, the Washington Post reported on the […]
The Hartford Foundation for Public Giving, the community foundation for 29 communities in Greater Hartford, awarded more than $38 million in grants to the region’s nonprofit agencies and educational institutions in 2018.
“At a time when our state and many of our communities face significant fiscal challenges, the Hartford Foundation was able to award a […]
Little known by most people – regardless of race – until recently, the Green Book has recently exploded into the public consciousness.
Described as “the essential travel guide for a segregated America,” within just the past two days a popular movie by that name won the Academy Award for best picture, and a documentary relating […]
There were 15,278 international students enrolled at Connecticut collegiate institutions during the 2017-18 academic year, which represents an increase of 4 percent over the previous year and a 63 percent increase since 2012.
In academic year 2017-18, Connecticut ranked second in New England and 24th in the U.S. in international student enrollment, according to the […]
After two ill-fated legislative proposals that would have been detrimental to the state’s burgeoning craft brewery industry disintegrated within days amidst a public outcry, the Connecticut Brewers Guild is conveying its eagerness to work closely with state lawmakers. Their aim: to help the booming industry create even more good-paying jobs, bolster local craft beer production, […]
The latest Connecticut community to go down the re-branding road is Waterbury. The Prospect-based marketing firm WORX Group presented its marketing concepts this week to the city’s Board of Aldermen, according to reports in the Waterbury Republican-American.
In December, the firm proposed two logos and sought public input, including at a series of focus […]
Eight states – including Connecticut – have launched projects aiming to provide opportunities for people who experience occupational or non-occupational injuries or illnesses to remain in and return to the workforce.
After a competitive selection process, the U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of Disability Employment Policy in partnership with DOL’s Employment and Training Administration and […]
Housatonic Community College’s advancements in the areas of efficiency and effectiveness were recognized by the Community College Futures Assembly, which recently named the College’s Family Economic Security Program (FESP) as a finalist for its national 2019 Bellwether Award.
“It is an honor to be among the finalists for this prestigious award. We’re excited to compete […]
It seemed like a good idea at the time. More than a decade ago, in 2005, a committee of legislators successfully urged the state legislature to establish the Connecticut Hall of Fame, to be featured in the Legislative Office Building (LOB) in Hartford.
In announcing the proposal, they explained “the hall of fame is […]