Reduction in Drug Overdose Deaths Nationwide in 2018; CT’s Drop Less Than National Average

Reduction in Drug Overdose Deaths Nationwide in 2018; CT’s Drop Less Than National Average

Nationwide, there appears to have been a nearly 5% reduction in overdose deaths nationwide in 2018, according to provisional data from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s National Center for Health Statistics.  Connecticut’s drop was less than the national average

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Three CT Regions Are Among Nation’s Top 50 Most Educated; Greater Bridgeport Ranks First in Advanced Degrees

Three CT Regions Are Among Nation’s Top 50 Most Educated; Greater Bridgeport Ranks First in Advanced Degrees

Three of Connecticut’s metropolitan areas are among the top 50 most educated in the nation, according to a new analysis.  The Bridgeport/Norwalk/Stamford, Hartford/East Hartford/West Hartford and New Haven/Milford “metropolitan statistical areas” ranked 11th, 24th and 41st respectively.  And in one metric, one metro region ranked first in the nation.

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University of New Haven Earns Historic $4 Million Grant to Educate the Next Generation of Cybersecurity Professionals

University of New Haven Earns Historic $4 Million Grant to Educate the Next Generation of Cybersecurity Professionals

The University of New Haven has received a $4 million National Science Foundation (NSF) grant – the largest federal grant in the University’s history – to create Connecticut’s first CyberCorps® Scholarship for Service program, which will educate the next generation of professionals charged with protecting the nation from cyberattacks.

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Report: Connecticut Giving By Individuals and Foundations Remained Steady in 2016, But Concerns Remain

Report: Connecticut Giving By Individuals and Foundations Remained Steady in 2016, But Concerns Remain

Individuals and foundations in Connecticut gave $4.97 billion in charitable contributions during 2016, falling slightly from the prior year’s $5 billion giving total, according to the Connecticut Council for Philanthropy (CCP). The decline in Connecticut individual giving occurred even as individual giving grew by 6% nationally.

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Illinois - Not Connecticut - Is Next State to Legalize Recreational Marijuana

Illinois - Not Connecticut - Is Next State to Legalize Recreational Marijuana

Illinois became the 11th state in the nation to legalize recreational cannabis this week, as the issue continues to face an uncertain future in Connecticut, with the state’s business community among those raising questions that slowed progress to the point of inaction in the just-concluded legislative session.   

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