Connecticut Center for the Book, a Connecticut Humanities program, has announced the finalists for its 2018 Connecticut Book Awards. The awards recognize and honor authors and illustrators who have created the best books in or about our state in the past year. A total of 140 books were submitted this year, up 28 percent over […]
When Money magazine ranked the 727 “Best Colleges For Your Money,” 2018 edition, Fairfield University ranked number 160. But when the focus narrowed to the nation’s “most transformative” schools, Fairfield rose into the top 10, landing at number seven.
Fairfield’s ranking as among the most transformative institutions, which is “when a college helps students do […]
It was established in the final hours of the 2018 legislative session, and held its first meeting the following month, back in June. Special Act 18-8 created Connecticut’s Blockchain Working Group, with little fanfare and less notice. The objective: make recommendations to the incoming 2019 legislature that will “help promote innovation and economic growth […]
In conjunction with its 25th anniversary celebration this year, New Haven-based DataHaven has announced plan to launch the DataHaven Innovation Awards, which will be open to nominees from throughout the state. Winners will be selected in a number of education and community impact categories.
Nomination will be accepted through October 1, and the award recipients […]
Medicaid is, at its core, a health insurance program that provides coverage to low-income Connecticut residents. A new report in Connecticut finds that the program also plays a key role in the state’s economy, budget, and ability to weather economic challenges. The report was developed for, and released by, the Connecticut Health Foundation.
In Connecticut, Medicaid […]
Occupational illnesses remain a serious and under-reported issue in Connecticut, with a rate 6 percent higher than the national average, according to a new report issued by UConn Health. The latest data shows a reporting of over 7,500 occupational illnesses, with up to an estimated 25,000 cases going unreported. The highest number of cases reported […]
The Westfield Trumbull mall’s unusual request for a zoning change that would allow it to build 290 apartments on its 76-acre site may be the harbinger of things to come for suburban malls. The plan was the subject last month of a Trumbull Planning & Zoning Commission hearing; a final decision is pending.
The 290 […]
In an analysis ranking America’s metropolitan areas to identify the most educated in the nation, one Connecticut region – the Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk area – was the 10th best in the nation, and two others earned spots in the top 50. Hartford-West Hartford-East Hartford was ranked number 26 and New Haven-Milford placed at number 44.
The Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk […]
In 2010, New York State enacted legislation to ensure that incarcerated persons are be counted as residents of their home communities when state and local legislative districts are redrawn in New York, in an initiative designed to end what has come to be called “prison gerrymandering.”
Connecticut has repeatedly considered legislation during the past decade – […]
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 […]
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