What would happen if ways to integrate nature into a major urban community were pursued? In Connecticut, the largest city is Bridgeport, and the Connecticut chapter of The Nature Conservancy (TNC) has been undertaking an effort to find out.
Nature offers a lot of benefits to communities, TNC points out. “Trees provide shade and help […]
Described as “the largest industry event on the aerospace calendar,” the Farnborough International Airshow, to be held in mid-July in Great Britain, boasts more than 1500 exhibitors from more than 50 countries. Among them will be a contingent from the State of Connecticut, if the state’s aerospace industry suppliers step up and sign on. At […]
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 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 most popular names for children born in the United States in 2017 were Liam for boys and Emma for girls. Connecticut, however, had different top choices, according to the U.S. Social Security Administration. The state’s most popular names for newborns were Noah and Olivia.
The top five female names in Connecticut in 2017 were […]
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 […]
Connecticut’s economy is now smaller that it was 2004. The state’s lackluster performance stands in sharp contrast with all of the other New England states, whose economies have seen real growth, as have those of New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania. The state’s economy contracted in 2017, as it did in 2014 and 2016, and its […]
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 […]
Connecticut has recovered the number of private sector jobs lost during the previous recession. However, during the past six years, Connecticut’s job growth has been significantly slower than the nation’s and that of our neighbor states, according to the new issue of The Connecticut Economic Digest, produced by the state Department of Labor.
Between March […]
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 […]
Pratt & Whitney has been selected as the 2018 recipient of the Connecticut Medal of Technology in recognition of its accomplishments in creating the groundbreaking geared turbofan (GTF) technology with unprecedented reductions in fuel consumption and noise, representing an incredible technological achievement in mechanical engineering and aircraft propulsion.
It marks the first time in recent […]
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 […]
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 […]