April M. Lukasik, President & CEO of Bright & Early Children’s Learning Centers, has been named the U.S. Small Business Administration’s 2018 Connecticut Small Business Person of the Year, SBA’s top award, Anne Hunt, SBA’s District Director, has announced.
“We are extremely excited to honor a truly amazing line up of small business owners and […]
When members of the Alliance for Nonprofit Management, a national association based in St. Louis, hold their 20th anniversary conference this fall, they will be gathering in Hartford. The conference, “Re-envisioning Our Field: Advancing Racial Equity & Leading Innovation in Capacity Building,” will be held October 10-12 at the Hartford Hilton.
The organization’s Board Chair […]
The statistics were stark and unsettling, featured in an informational display in the corridor connecting the State Capitol and the Legislative Office Building, in the midst of Sexual Assault Awareness Month:
77% of victims in Connecticut know their perpetrators In 2016, the estimated cost of sexual violence in Connecticut was $5,762,944.30, including lost wages and […]
The only state in the nation with a higher percentage of millennials living with their parents than Connecticut is New Jersey. That is just one finding in a study of the best and worst states for millennials, in which Connecticut ranked fifteenth overall. Why do so many millennials in Connecticut live with mom and dad […]
Three Connecticut counties are among the 100 healthiest in the nation. Tolland County ranked #44, Middlesex County was #46, and Litchfield County placed #54, in an analysis published by U.S. News & World Report in collaboration with the Aetna Foundation.
Two additional Connecticut counties ranked among the top 500: Fairfield County was #351 and New […]
In 2012-13, 111 of Connecticut’s 169 towns had at least one death attributable to opioids, and one city, Hartford, had more than 100 deaths that were caused by the drug. Just four years later, in 2016-17, 138 towns saw at least one death during the two-year period, an increase of 24 percent, and the number […]
Fifteen recent immigrants living in Connecticut took the oath of allegiance as American citizens on Wednesday during a special court session to be held at the State Capitol. Minutes after the new Americans were sworn in as citizens, the Connecticut Immigrant & Refugee Coalition (CIRC) honored eight longtime state residents who have made significant […]
The death rate from firearms in Connecticut is fifth lowest in the nation, according to data compiled by the Center for Disease Control and Prevention. The state follows Massachusetts, Rhode Island, New York and Hawaii. Connecticut’s 4.6 deaths per 100,000 residents, is slightly higher than Massachusetts’ nation-lowest 3.4 deaths. And now Massachusetts U.S. Senator Ed […]
West Hartford’s Board of Education voted this month to mark Indigenous People’s Day, rather than Columbus Day, in the town’s schools beginning next year. Bridgeport schools made the change in 2015, and the New London school district replaced Columbus Day with Indigenous Peoples Day in 2016.
There are no Connecticut municipalities that have […]
Connecticut, long seen as the quintessential Land of Steady Habits, is surprisingly ranked as the nation’s fourth most unpredictable state in an analysis that appeared recently in the Orange County (CA) Record.
The analysis brought together three recent surveys: Best State to Raise a Family, by WalletHub; Best Livability from Gallup; and “Best state” […]
A year ago, over 800 cities around the world threw citywide music celebrations on June 21. Three decades after the concept was born in France, the Make Music celebrations has spread throughout the world and is now marked in more than 120 countries. Later this spring, it arrives in Connecticut for the first time.
Project inspection and oversite for the rehabilitation of the southbound Gold Star Bridge structure on I-95 in New London and Groton, due to be completed later this year, is being conducted by the Connecticut Department of Transportation and FIGG Bridge Inspection. FIGG, whose logo appears prominently on the website devoted to providing the public with […]
As students at schools across Connecticut held local observances in memory of the 17 students killed one month ago at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, the Connecticut Association of School Administrators released the results of a survey of its members on proposals to arm teachers and administrators as a means of combating […]
“If we want better government, we need better data.” That succinct observation by Michelle Riordan-Nold, Executive Director of the Connecticut Data Collaborative, summed up the push for legislation that would codify in state law an “expectation of increased access to state government public data.”
The proposal, House Bill 5172, supports the ongoing work of the […]