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 […]
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 […]
Twenty-nine states require passengers riding in a vehicle’s rear seat to buckle up with a seat belt. Connecticut is not among them.
A new survey from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety highlights the common misperception that buckling up is optional – as well as the potential life-threatening hazards to rear and front seat passengers […]
If you’re in the market for a safe community to raise children, and you are wondering about Connecticut, there is a new ranking that will be of particular interest.
Developed by the SafeWise, a home security and safety brand, the ranking considered reported sex offender concentration, state graduation rates, overall school quality ranking, and FBI […]
Connecticut is 11th best among states in the number of people who had no trouble finding a doctor in 2015, according to State Health Compare. The top 10 states were Minnesota, Kansas, Vermont, Utah, North Dakota, Montana, Maine, Nebraska, Hawaii and Tennessee. That’s the good news.
But Connecticut is also 17th worst among states in the percent of […]
The state Department of Transportation expects 47 motorcyclists to die in traffic accidents in this year and next. According to a Department of Transportation report for Fiscal 2017, there was a fluctuating number of motorcyclist fatalities from 2010 to 2014, with a low of 37 in 2011 and a high of 57 in 2013. Those numbers are […]
reSET, the Social Enterprise Trust (www.reSETCo.org), whose mission is advancing the social enterprise sector and supporting entrepreneurs of all stripes, revealed the winners of its 2017 Venture Showcase last night at The Mark Twain House and Museum to a sellout crowd of 200.
The annual event recognizes the talented entrepreneurs and innovative businesses that have […]
“I understand all too well the dangers that water can represent,” said Karen Cohn, founder of the Zac Foundation, pointing out that drowning is the second leading cause of death for children under age 14. “Many of these deaths could have been prevented.”
Cohn’s 6-year-old son drowned in 2007 after his arm became stuck […]
Two Connecticut communities – Weston and Madison – are among the top 15 safest cities in America, according to a newly released analysis.
SafeWise has compiled their 4th annual 100 Safest Cities in America Report, which also ranked three other Connecticut towns in the top 100 – Wilton, Ridgefield, and Canton.
To compile this report, […]
Connecticut is the eighth safest state in the nation for drivers, according to a new analysis of driving safety across the country. The report was derived from analyzing fatality data from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and correlating the data with speeding, distracted driving and drunk driving statistics.
Analysts for Safewise, a […]
The American Red Cross in Connecticut is partnering with four communities across the state for the first-ever Red Cross Install-A-Thon, part of the Red Cross Home Fire Campaign to reduce the number of home fire deaths and injuries.
During the week-long event, scheduled for four communities in Connecticut and one in Rhode Island in […]
The Connecticut Association of Schools (CAS), in partnership with the U.S. Attorney’s Office, the FBI, the Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA), and victims of drug abuse, will be offering a one-half day workshop for administrators, teachers, and counselors on the devastating opioid epidemic that is growing in severity in Connecticut an across the country.
This video-based […]
The number of Cubans entering the U.S. has picked up dramatically since former President Barack Obama announced a renewal of ties with the island nation in late 2014, a Pew Research Center analysis of government data shows. The U.S. has since opened an embassy in Havana, a move supported by a large majority of Americans, […]
The National Conference of State Legislatures (NCSL), in cooperation with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, is tracking legislation on a range of traffic safety subjects that have been introduced in the 50 states and the District of Columbia – and is providing updates on the organization’s website. The site reflects 14 proposed bills in […]