The 238th class of new members of the highly selective American Academy of Arts and Sciences, to be inducted later this year, include many household names – and one prominent local individual. The academy is one of the country’s oldest learned societies and independent policy research centers, and its members include some of the world’s most accomplished […]
Connecticut is the third most Catholic state in America, ranking just behind Rhode Island and New Jersey, in a national analysis by the Gallup organization. Twenty-three percent of all Americans identify as Catholics, but there is wide variation in Catholic representation across states — ranging from 44 percent in Rhode Island, the most Catholic state […]
Two leading advocates for Connecticut children who have followed very different paths to impact the well-being of young people will be honored by The Center for Children’s Advocacy as Connecticut’s 2018 Champion of Children Award recipients later this month.
Fran Rabinowitz, Executive Director of the Connecticut Association of Public School Superintendents (CAPSS) and […]
At the beginning of this month, Connecticut State Police investigated a hit and run car crash that killed one person on I-84 near exit 2 in Danbury. Less than a week later, in Middletown, a person sought in a hit and run accident that resulted in a death last November was arrested. Just two […]
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” […]