When Money magazine ranked the 727 “Best Colleges For Your Money,” 2018 edition, Fairfield University ranked number 160. But when the focus narrowed to the nation’s “most transformative” schools, Fairfield rose into the top 10, landing at number seven.
Fairfield’s ranking as among the most transformative institutions, which is “when a college helps students do […]
It was established in the final hours of the 2018 legislative session, and held its first meeting the following month, back in June. Special Act 18-8 created Connecticut’s Blockchain Working Group, with little fanfare and less notice. The objective: make recommendations to the incoming 2019 legislature that will “help promote innovation and economic growth […]
by Leo Paul
Connecticut’s small towns and cities support initiatives to encourage voluntary regional cooperation to provide programs and services to meet the needs of local residents in a more efficient, cost-effective manner. As Connecticut’s small towns and cities struggle to do more with less, many communities are exploring new opportunities to share resources to […]
In conjunction with its 25th anniversary celebration this year, New Haven-based DataHaven has announced plan to launch the DataHaven Innovation Awards, which will be open to nominees from throughout the state. Winners will be selected in a number of education and community impact categories.
Nomination will be accepted through October 1, and the award recipients […]
Norwalk is the latest Connecticut municipality to join Sustainable CT, a statewide initiative that offers detailed array of sustainability best practices, tools and resources, peer learning, and opportunities for recognition.The Sustainable CT platform supports a broad range of actions, such as improving watershed management, supporting arts and creative culture, reducing energy use and increasing renewable […]
Medicaid is, at its core, a health insurance program that provides coverage to low-income Connecticut residents. A new report in Connecticut finds that the program also plays a key role in the state’s economy, budget, and ability to weather economic challenges. The report was developed for, and released by, the Connecticut Health Foundation.
In Connecticut, Medicaid […]
Occupational illnesses remain a serious and under-reported issue in Connecticut, with a rate 6 percent higher than the national average, according to a new report issued by UConn Health. The latest data shows a reporting of over 7,500 occupational illnesses, with up to an estimated 25,000 cases going unreported. The highest number of cases reported […]
by Olivia Rotter and Layan Alnajjar
Around the time of the presidential election of 2016, we embarked on a journey to find peace and unity amidst high tension in our society and government. Coming from moderately conservative Jewish and Muslim homes, we were encouraged to raise our voices during this time of bigotry.
We have […]
The Westfield Trumbull mall’s unusual request for a zoning change that would allow it to build 290 apartments on its 76-acre site may be the harbinger of things to come for suburban malls. The plan was the subject last month of a Trumbull Planning & Zoning Commission hearing; a final decision is pending.
The 290 […]
In an analysis ranking America’s metropolitan areas to identify the most educated in the nation, one Connecticut region – the Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk area – was the 10th best in the nation, and two others earned spots in the top 50. Hartford-West Hartford-East Hartford was ranked number 26 and New Haven-Milford placed at number 44.
The Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk […]
Connecticut’s largest business association is launching a statewide advertising blitz to exert its voice in the political debate in the aftermath of the state’s primaries as the focus turns to the November elections. CBIA will on focus on raising public awareness of what it describes as the critical issues and challenges impacting the state’s economic […]
In 2010, New York State enacted legislation to ensure that incarcerated persons are be counted as residents of their home communities when state and local legislative districts are redrawn in New York, in an initiative designed to end what has come to be called “prison gerrymandering.”
Connecticut has repeatedly considered legislation during the past decade – […]
by Paul Bluestein
I am speaking out about this because my friend Hal can’t.
Hal was an international systems analyst until his retirement after which he devoted his time to things he loved including music, theatre, painting, sailing, windsurfing, gardening, and photography. He volunteered for the CATCH Program in Bridgeport, and the Norwalk Senior Center. […]
Erica Moser was told, “newspapers are a dying industry,” when she began classes at Northeastern University in Boston in 2011.
Since June a higher education and business reporter for the Day of New London, Moser will be back on campus in Boston next month as one of four Journalism Fellows from Connecticut selected to participate […]
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