Throughout Connecticut, philanthropic organizations distribute more than a billion dollars every year and individuals donate nearly $4 billion more. Responding to both the State’s philanthropic needs and need for skilled philanthropy professionals, Central Connecticut State University is offering an innovative course in the practice of philanthropy beginning next semester.
The ambitious 16-week course is to […]
Over 575,000 Connecticut residents are age 65 and older, making up an estimated 16 percent of the state’s total population of 3.6 million, according to U.S. Census data updated through 2016. Those numbers are expected to grow – steadily and rapidly – during the next two decades, experts anticipate.
Among Connecticut’s eight counties, the largest […]
Bridgeport’s population density, 9,138 people per square mile, is among the top 60 nationally, according to data compiled by Governing magazine for jurisdictions with populations of at least 50,000. Bridgeport, the state’s largest city, had a population of just over 145,000 living in 16 square miles, the data indicated, ranking at number 58. It is […]
Two Connecticut-based companies have been named among America’s Best Corporate Citizens. Danbury-based Praxair and Xerox, with headquarters in Norwalk, both reached The Just 100, published by Forbes magazine.
Praxair, Inc., which ranked at #31 on the Just 100, is an industrial gas supplier in North and South America, with 26,000 employees in more than […]
The top-ranked radio stations in the Hartford-New Britain market area in November were WRCH-FM, WTIC-FM, and WHCN-FM (River 105.9), according to the latest Nielson Audiosurvey information.
Grouped in a flat-footed tie for fourth are three stations: WKSS-FM, WWYZ-FM and WZMX-FM. Public radio station WNPR-FM is next in the ratings, followed by WTIC-AM, the only AM […]
Connecticut is the fifth healthiest state in the nation, dropping from third a year ago, but remaining in the nation’s top 10, where it has been every year since 1993.
Massachusetts, Hawaii, Vermont, Utah and Connecticut rank as the five healthiest states, while West Virginia, Alabama, Arkansas, Louisiana and Mississippi rank the least healthy.
When choosing a childcare or preschool, many parents try to gather information to make their decision. Yet only 54 percent of parents were very confident that they could tell if a childcare option would be safe and healthy for their child, according to a new national survey. Beyond that challenge, 2 out of 3 parents […]
The Travelers Championship has an annual economic impact on the state of $68.2 million, according to a recent study by Connecticut Economic Resource Center, Inc.(CERC) – and the recognition of its success is not only local, but national. The tournament has been selected by the PGA tour as recipient of the prestigious “Tournament of the […]
Connecticut mattress recycling program collected more than 162,000 mattresses and diverted more than 2,300 tons of material from disposal during the 2016-17 fiscal year, according to a recently released report on the state’s program.
The mattress industry created the Mattress Recycling Council (MRC), a non-profit organization, in 2013 to develop and administer a recycling program, […]
Connecticut’ senior citizen population ranks 7th in the nation, but the state places at number 18 in an analysis of the nation’s “best states for aging.”
As baby boomers move into their elder years, the nation’s population – and Connecticut’s – is aging quickly. By 2050, the older adult population is expected to almost double […]
The problem is not surprising, but the solution remains elusive. Young drivers account for a disproportionate number of motor vehicle crashes and these crashes are the leading cause of death for this age group.
In fact, the risk of motor vehicle crashes is higher among 16-to 19-year-olds than among any other age group. Data indicate […]
Connecticut’s anti-bullying laws and relatively low number of reported cyberbullying incidents have earned it a spot as one of the top three safest states from cyberbullying, according to a new national survey. Nationwide at least 34 percent of kids have been cyberbullied, but the precise percentages vary from state to state.
A new survey developed […]
The impact of the state’s ongoing fiscal crisis is reverberating through the state’s nonprofit community. The Connecticut Council for Philanthropy (CCP), in a recent survey, found that about 25 percent of nonprofits answering the survey are currently responding to the state’s fiscal crisis. The vast majority of these grantmakers, responding with increased grant support to […]
The median age in Danbury is the highest among Connecticut’s largest cities, just slightly older than Stamford, and nearly nine years older than New Haven, according to a new analysis by TIME magazine.
Across the country, Boca Raton, Fla., has a median age just over 50 years old — much higher than America’s median age […]