Despite a series of NBC News reports over the past year – the latest last week – on the growing debate about the safety of crumb rubber artificial turf, the federal agencies that regulate the product have remained largely silent of late, the network reported. The Administrator leading the Environmental Protection Agency, former Connecticut Department […]
A Connecticut native is being considered for induction into the National Toy Hall of Fame. The Strong National Museum of Play in Rochester, N.Y. has announced its twelve finalists for this year’s induction into the National Toy Hall of Fame, and the Wiffle Ball – invented and still manufactured in Connecticut – is among them.
High schools across the country are not providing girls with their fair share of spots on sports teams, according to data compiled by the National Women’s Law Center (NWLC), likely in violation of Title IX, which prohibits sex discrimination in schools that receive federal funds and has led, over the past 42 years, to significant […]
The Hartford Marathon will not be the only race in town in October.
For those seeking an extra degree of challenge – both physical and mental – there’s another race course for you. It’s called Grit ‘N Wit, New England’s first obstacle course to combine brain and brawn, and is the brainchild of a […]
Emily Fedorko, a 16-year-old from Greenwich who died in a water-skiing related accident last summer, is the namesake of “Emily’s Law,” which, at the urging of her parents, was approved by the state legislature this year and signed into law by Governor Malloy. It prohibits children under-16 from piloting watercraft towing skiers or tubers, raising […]
Norwalk has become the first community in Connecticut to approve a city-wide concussion program for all youth sports, according to city officials. The Norwalk Common Council, on the recommendation of its Recreation & Parks Committee, approved the new concussion guidelines this week, modeled after The Concussion Aware and Prepared Program (CAPP).
Officials said the guidelines will apply […]
Should Boston be selected in 2017 by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) to host the 2024 Olympic Summer Games, Massachusetts may not be the only northeast city to host Olympic events.
Published reports indicate that venues outside the Bay State are being actively considered, and Connecticut’s Capital Region Development Authority (CRDA) is among the organizations […]
With wind chills hovering well below zero and snow and ice piled high just about everywhere, it is a tough season for joggers and walkers.
The dangers of trudging along snow snarled streets is plainly evident, and every so often tragedy reminds us of the degree of danger.
Just over two decades ago, at age 33, […]
West Hartford is the latest community to consider whether the time has come to change the name of its high school sports teams, in order to drop longstanding names that may be insensitive to Native American culture. The town, which has two high schools – one nicknamed the Warriors, the other ncalled the Chieftans – […]
With winter snow piling up and the planned groundbreaking for a new minor league baseball stadium in Hartford only weeks away, it seemed the perfect time to turn attention to baseball – and which cities are earning notice in the minor league landscape. Among local franchises, tops on the list is Norwich, home of the Connecticut […]
More than 2,000 female volleyball players from across the Northeast spent the holiday weekend in Hartford for the New England Region Volleyball Association’s 2015 Mizuno New England Winterfest Volleyball Tournament, held at the Connecticut Convention Center. The event, which started in Hartford six years ago, has steadily grown in popularity, and will be returning for […]
Boston’s selection by the U.S. Olympic Committee (USOC) as the United States representative in the sweepstakes to host the 2024 Summer Olympic Games could be good news for Connecticut.
The USOC will hope to convince international Olympicsvoters to bring the Summer Games to America after a 28-year gap. The International Olympic Committee will award the […]
Three weeks from now, Connecticut should have in place a state concussion education plan to be used by local and regional boards of education. That’s according to a law passed by state legislators earlier this year in response to growing concerns about the potential lifelong effects of concussions on students injured in school sports.
Connecticut residents watching the televised coverage of the men’s and women’s gymnastics competitions at the 2016 Olympics from Rio de Janeiro will likely see some familiar faces. The run-up to the Olympics will come through Hartford that summer, as USA Gymnastics rolls out a new split schedule for the men and women, which will bring […]