A decade ago, local producer/director/writer Jennifer Boyd’s documentary Teens Behind the Wheel brought an EMMY Award and generated impactful airing on Connecticut Public Television and PBS, along with much discussion on news programs and increased awareness at driving schools across the country. Well, it’s a decade later, and technology has provided the foundation for […]
Connecticut’s deteriorating transportation infrastructure, and the lack of sufficient funding to make needed improvements, have been in the news often in recent months. While not an immediate solution to pressing challenges, an announcement from the U.S. Department of Transportation may provide encouragement for those seeking longer-term remedies.
The U.S. DOT has selected the University of […]
They may be disbanded, but they’re sticking together – driven by a belief that the state’s future hangs in the balance.
The Connecticut Commission on Fiscal Stability and Economic Growth, a panel of primarily state business leaders appointed by the state legislature and Governor last year to help the state grapple with its ongoing fiscal […]
The Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance System was designed to focus the nation on behaviors among youth related to the leading causes of mortality and morbidity among both youth and adults and to assess how these risk behaviors change over time.
In Connecticut, the times they are a changin’. Data released this week by the state […]
Connecticut was one of 18 states to have a strong presence at the BIO International Convention, held this week in Boston. It was a record-setting year, as 18,289 U.S. and international attendees – the most in the last 10 years – participated in what was described as “the epicenter of the biotechnology industry” for four […]
Much has been said but less has been done to encourage Connecticut students to prepare for an ever more connected and interdependent world. Until now. The State Board of Education has voted to establish a Connecticut Certificate of Global Engagement, which high school students can earn by completing specific aspects of the curriculum, and aims […]
Life and art come full circle this month at the Wadsworth Atheneum in Hartford, with the opening of an historic exhibition with an unmistakable hometown connection. Frederic Edwin Church was a prominent American landscape painter in the 1800’s, born in Hartford, and a central figure in the Hudson River School of American landscape painters.
The period between Memorial Day and Labor Day is the time when motorists are more likely to be injured or killed in fatal crashes involving a teen driver. It is described as the “100 deadliest days,” by the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety.
More than 1,000 people were killed in crashes involving teen drivers in […]
For the first time in a century, the biennial conference of the National Association of the Deaf returns to Hartford this summer.
The conference was first held in the United States since 1880, and has been held every two years for the past 50 years. The 1917 conference was the only appearance in Hartford.
The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) this week recommended to states that all new large school buses be equipped with both lap and shoulder seatbelts, the first time such a recommendation has been issued for the vehicles by the agency. The board also recommended requiring collision-avoidance systems and automatic emergency brakes on new school buses, […]
The World Affairs Council of Connecticut marked Connecticut’s global leadership in cancer research and innovation at the organization’s 2018 Luminary Awards program. The Council honored Yale Cancer Center, a ground-breaking center for global health, as the 2018 Luminary Award recipient, noting that “innovations made here in Connecticut impact health on a global scale.”
The Yale […]
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has sent out warning letters to 40 retailers in 17 states – including four in Connecticut – as part of a “concerted effort to ensure youth are not able to access” e-cigarettes – specifically responding to what officials describe as the “surging youth uptake” of JUUL products.
According to […]
In addition to an array of nearly 100 state agencies of varying sizes and responsibilities, Connecticut has 15 quasi-public agencies, which operate under different rules of the road from run-of-the-mill state agencies.
The main reason for establishing the “quasis,” as they’re often called, “was their organizational location outside the structure of state government,” according to […]
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 […]