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Trending: Where women have it good

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Connecticut is the nation’s third-best state for women, according to a new analysis released earlier this month by The Connecticut Economy. The state ranked near the top for family leave provisions, was one of the first states to support the Equal Rights Amendment, low teen birth rates and low assault rates on women, which report […] [Read More]
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Number of millennials moving back home continues to climb

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A new report issued last week by the Pew Research Center shows that the number of multi-generational houses in the United States is continuing to climb: After three decades of steady but measured growth, the arrangement of having multiple generations together under one roof spiked during the Great Recession of 2007-2009 and has kept on […] [Read More]
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Trending: Where we’re underwater

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  With 42 percent of homes underwater in the city of Bridgeport, the Park City has the nation’s tenth-highest concentration of homes worth less than what is owed on their mortgages. But Bridgeport isn’t the only local spot that’s drowning. “There are millions of people around the country who are underwater, but they’re not randomly […] [Read More]
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Trending: Where swimmers fill the water

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We know that southwestern Connecticut is a haven for boaters, but did you know its one of the best places for swimmers in the entire nation? A new analysis from Speedo by USA Swimming finds that the Bridgeport-Stamford Metropolitan Statistical Area (which has the same footprint as Fairfield County) is among the top 10 best […] [Read More]
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Trending: When wives are more educated than their husbands

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For the first time in history, American wives are more educated than their husbands, and it’s a trend that may be occurring in homes in our area. When the Pew Research Center first began tracking this trend back in 1960, only 7 percent of American women had spouses who were less educated than they were. […] [Read More]
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Boats docked at Sherman Town Park, on Candlewood Lake in Sherman, Conn, on June 29, 2014. Sherman has more boat owners per capita than any other town in southwestern Connecticut. With 370 registered boats and 3,670 residents (U.S. Census Bureau), it ranks No. 4 in the state behind Lyme, Essex and Old Lyme.

Trending: Where we keep our boats

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In Sherman, a small town on the shores of Candlewood Lake, there is more than one boat for every 10 people, one of the highest ratios in the entire state of Connecticut. But you won’t find many people surprised by this. “I think that there are those who are attracted to Sherman for the lake […] [Read More]
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June 27th is peak baby season

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It’s about to be baby season in southwestern Connecticut.  A team of researchers at the University of Michigan published a study in April, which explains that the increase in baby bumps strolling down the streets this time of year is no coincidence. After obtaining birth records for babies born in all 50 states between 1931 […] [Read More]
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County aging at same pace as nation

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A new report released Thursday by the U.S. Census Bureau shows that Fairfield County is aging at about the same pace as the rest of the state and nation. In 2013, the median age recorded in the county was 39.8 years old, tied with New Haven County for the second youngest area in the state, […] [Read More]
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