If an ounce of prevention is truly worth a pound of cure, efforts in Connecticut may hold the key to turning around the nation’s obesity epidemic – especially among children.
Connecticut has the 10th lowest adult obesity rate in the nation, according to a study released earlier this year. The state’s adult obesity rate is […]
Connecticut ranked 47th among the 50 states in philanthropic giving as a percentage of income, with a “giving ratio” of 2.4 percent, 25 percent lower than the national average, according to a new analysis by the Chronicle of Philanthropy. The giving ratio is the total of a locality’s charitable contributions as a share of its […]
Connecticut’s efforts to attract innovative, early stage, start-up companies from around the world will be front and center on Friday at VentureClash, the state’s $5 million global investment challenge. The mission is simple: to provide early-stage companies worldwide with an opportunity to grow their business in Connecticut.
Connecticut Innovations (CI), the leading source of financing […]
by Sasha Cuerda
For the past few years we have been working with the Connecticut Secretary of the State (SOTS) on initiatives related to the business registration data that they process and manage. These are the official data set of record for businesses that are required to register to operate within Connecticut.
However, accessing these […]
Former Governor M. Jodi Rell, who supported and signed Connecticut’s landmark campaign finance reforms into law just over a decade ago, will be the keynote speaker later this month at a day-long conference that will bring many of the key players in that debate together again. The October 26 event at Central Connecticut State University […]
The average percentage of income given to charity by residents of the Hartford metropolitan region ranked 49th among the top 50 largest metropolitan regions, according to a new survey by the Chronicle of Philanthropy. Only residents of the metropolitan Providence, Rhode Island region donated less.
Greater Hartford residents, on average, donated 1.9 percent of their […]
If the state legislature remains deadlocked on approval of a state budget and the level of municipal aid that would be sent to the City of Hartford, a public forum planned for next Thursday, October 19, may offer a sneak preview of what will come in the days after the headline “Hartford Declares Bankruptcy.”
There will be an Awards Ceremony next month to honor Connecticut’s 2018 Teacher of the Year – Erin Berthold, who teaches at the Cook Hill School in Wallingford – along with Teacher of the Year nominees from throughout the state. The ceremony is scheduled to take place in Hartford just days after Berthold’s application, representing Connecticut, […]
It occurs once every decade – the U.S. Census aims to count everyone in the United States, and is the foundation upon which a plethora of funding and policy decisions are based for much of the decade that follows. The next nationwide census, in 2020, is already raising red flags, here in Connecticut and across […]
by Adam Chiara
Social media gives everyone access to the most powerful communication tool in history, but that power can also be used against anybody.
Like the proverbial dog on a leash, companies, public figures, and even private citizens can be choked by those who have a massive social following. Those with social power can […]
Municipal leaders from Essex, Hampton, Norwich, West Hartford, and Wethersfield will gather to discuss how citizens can make a difference in local communities at a panel discussion, “Better Government Begins at Home: How to Make a Difference in Your Community,” presented by the Governor M. Jodi Rell Center for Public Service at the University of […]
Rachel Frank is an Emmy award-winning meteorologist, seen regularly throughout FOX61 evening newscasts. Kaitlyn McGrath is a meteorologist for NBC Connecticut. As women, they are the exception in Connecticut, where 16 men routinely provide the weather updates on Connecticut television stations.
Traffic reporting, however, is a women’s domain in the state. The news teams at […]
Do the numbers 475 and 959 sound familiar? If they don’t yet, they likely will in the relatively near future.
There was a time, long ago but not far away, when residents in the entire state of Connecticut shared one Numbering Plan Area, better known as an area code. All across Connecticut, it was 203. […]
Hispanic children and youth, particularly youth in Spanish-speaking households, visited food/beverage websites at higher rates than their non-Hispanic counterparts, despite fewer visits to the Internet overall, according to a research study published by University of Connecticut faculty members.
“The frequency with which youth in Spanish-speaking households visited popular food and beverage websites compared with primarily […]