June 7 was the final day of the regular legislative session in Connecticut. It was also the day following the signing of a new law to require seat belts on school buses – in Nevada.
Gov. Brian Sandoval signed legislation, approved overwhelmingly by his state’s legislature, which requires that any new school bus purchased by […]
It’s official. The opioid crisis has grown from a national crisis to a national emergency. That fact is plainly evident than in Connecticut.
The national Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates there are enough opioid prescriptions for every American adult to have their own bottle. Connecticut saw 729 deaths from drug overdoses two […]
When Hartford Promise holds its second annual Promise Scholar Day, a full day of programming and college prep for local Promise Scholars, it will be plainly evident that participating Hartford students are doing precisely what the program aimed to accomplish – they’re going to (and excelling in) college.
The day-long program will be held on […]
Immigrants may be a pivotal component in Connecticut’s economic strength – or weakness – in the coming decade, according to recent statistics. Population projections from the University of Virginia’s Demographics Research Group, reported by the American Immigration Council, show that in many states in the Northeast and Midwest, including Connecticut, growth of the working-age population […]
National Cyber Security Awareness Month isn’t until October, but Connecticut Attorney General George Jepsen and just over a dozen of his colleagues across the country are getting a head start in warning the public about the dangers of so-called pirate websites.
In televised public service announcements now airing in Connecticut, along with social media and […]
More than half of single adults age 65 and older in Connecticut can’t afford food, housing or other basic necessities, based on their income. The “economic insecurity” of that population ranks Connecticut the 13th highest rate in the nation. In the neighboring states of Massachusetts, New York, and Rhode Island, the situation is even worse. […]
The Ana Grace Project (AGP), established to promote love, community, and connection in the wake of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting, has a new home at Central Connecticut State University (CCSU) in New Britain.
A pilot partnership between the AGP and CCSU establishes a new base of operations for the Ana Grace Project, […]
Three Connecticut metropolitan areas are among the top 30 “most educated cities in America,” according to a new analysis. The Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk area ranked #12 in the nation, narrowly missing the top 10. Hartford-West Hartford-East Hartford placed 22nd, and New Haven-Milford ranked 29th in the ranking developed by the financial website WalletHub.
The Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk region ranked […]
For years, the tag line has been “innovation runs through it.” In the coming year, there will also be more frequent rail service running through it, and that may make all the difference in the world.
When proponents of economic development in what’s known as “New England’s Knowledge Corridor” get together for a conference this […]
If you’re interested in Connecticut’s plans to manage a key natural resource – water – and might like to weigh in on what’s being considered, the window of opportunity to speak up has opened.
The state’s Water Planning Council (WPC) published a draft version of the State Water Plan last week, on the council’s […]
Leadership Greater Hartford (LGH) will be “celebrating leaders who inspire hope,” at the organization’s annual fundraising gala this fall, personified by honorees selected to receive the prestigious Polaris Awards. Although their individual stories differ substantially, the common thread is one of commitment to community and taking on tough challenges to provide opportunities for individuals encumbered […]
Webster Bank and People’s United have been named among the “most reputable banks” in the country, according to the 2017 Survey of Bank Reputations, conducted by the independent organization Reputation Institute.
Webster earned the highest score of any Northeast-based banks and ranked seventh overall in the United States. People’s United ranked at number 11. The […]
Local school systems in Enfield and Manchester implemented a purposeful play initiative, with support from LEGO Community Fund US and the Hartford Foundation for Public Giving. The results of the initiative are highlighted in a new video, which emphasizes that there’s more to play than may be apparent at first glance.
Program organizers point out that […]
When Jay Williams takes over the leadership of The Hartford Foundation for Public Giving next week, he will be part of a significant changing of the guard in leading community nonprofit and business organizations.
Williams succeeds Linda J. Kelly, who served the Foundation as its President for over 11 years. He recently served as U.S. […]