Girl Scouts of Connecticut and Girl Scouts of the USA has unveiled 30 new badges exclusively for girls ages 5–18 that not only enhance the “one-of-a-kind Girl Scout experience,” but also address some of society’s most pressing needs, officials announced. The new badges will reflect achievements in areas including cybersecurity, environmental advocacy, mechanical engineering, robotics, […]
Libraries across Connecticut will join in the celebration of National Library Week 2018, April 8-14, which will mark the 60th anniversary of the first event, sponsored in 1958. This year, in keeping with the theme “Libraries Lead,” libraries will be asking patrons to “tell us how the library led you to something of value in your […]
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. […]
by Taryn Stejskal
In the face of adversity, why do some people flourish while others fold?
The essential condition required to live a flourishing life is not found in the absence of challenge, but rather in a person’s ability to persevere amidst trials. Resilience is demonstrated in both positive and negative life events.
“Man never […]
The stated objective is “one centrally managed college with campuses statewide.” In the Land of Steady Habits, that recommendation is akin to being struck by lightning.
Connecticut currently operates 12 community colleges across the state, and has for decades. As a means of cutting 20 percent of the collective community colleges budget, a reduction of […]
In Connecticut, median annual pay for a woman who holds a full-time, year-round job is $50,802 while median annual pay for a man who holds a full-time, year-round job is $61,666. This means that women in Connecticut are paid 82 cents for every dollar paid to men, amounting to an annual wage gap of $10,864. […]
Carla Bartolucci, President & CEO of Euro-USA Trading/Jovial Foods of North Stonington, has been named the U.S. Small Business Administration’s 2017 Connecticut Small Business Person of the Year, SBA’s top annual award.
According to the company’s website, Jovial Foods, Inc. was founded by a husband and wife team who have always been passionate about food, […]
If you are looking for a job in Connecticut, Fairfield County would be a solid place to begin the search, according to a new data analysis released by the Zippia career information website.
In ranking Connecticut municipalities with the best job opportunities, communities in Fairfield County earned six of the top 10 slots, with […]
Connecticut, with more than 50 special license plates featuring everything from animals to war survivors, is headed toward adding another choice for state residents to purchase. Organizers of Seymour Pink, the grassroots initiative launched in 2009 to raise money and awareness for breast cancer, is looking to have a specialty license plate produced to […]
Members of health insurance plans in Connecticut offered by a changing list of companies competing for their business, were “always or usually able to see a specialist or obtain routine care as soon as they wanted,” according to a new annual report card released by the state insurance department.
Insurance Commissioner Katharine L. Wade said […]
West Virginia had the highest prevalence of cigarette use in the United States, according to a new CDC study. Utah had the lowest, and Connecticut had the 10th lowest rate.
Using data from the 2014 Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System, CDC determined that the prevalence of cigarette use in West Virginia was 26.7%, while […]
On the heels of the first presidential debate, the campaign of Libertarian presidential candidate Gary Johnson and running mate William Weld, has named Westport resident and well-known celebrity Melissa Joan Hart as Connecticut Chairperson for the campaign.
The actress, best remembered for starring roles in her youth in Sabrina, the Teenage Witch and Clarissa Explains it All, […]
Connecticut lost 85,358 jobs during the recession, which technically ended nearly seven years ago. The state has continued to hemorrhage manufacturing jobs, however, and industries dependable before the crash—particularly those in finance and health care—grew more slowly or not at all.
According to a new report by Connecticut Voices for Children, 97.7 percent of Connecticut’s […]
by Mary Glassman
The stroke of midnight on May 4 will signal the official close of Connecticut’s 2016 legislative session. Regardless of what bills pass during the last few days at the Capitol, this session clearly marks the beginning of a bold approach to regional cooperation, and it paves the way for us to meet […]
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