Monthly Archive for February, 2013

: February, 2013

Waterfront homes in Darien, Conn. photographed on February 18, 2013, a home on Long Neck Point is marked for demolition.

A closer look at Firwood

This week’s Trending column looks into the trend of tearing down old homes on the waterfront. The story idea sprouted when I drove down Long Neck Point in Darien a few weeks ago. Toward the tip of the

Vintage postcards of life along the shore in Southwestern Connecticut

This week’s Trending column examines the changes in desires and designs for homeowners along Southwestern Connecticut’s coastlines. Here’s a peek at what life along the shore looked like in years

Area has 9th lowest rate of adults who smoke in the U.S.

Southwestern Connecticut has one of the lowest rates of smokers in the nation, according to data from the Center for Disease Control and Prevention. Exactly 10 percent of adults in the

Sorry CBS, Stamford is not America’s richest city

According to CBS, Stamford is the richest city in the nation. But that’s not an accurate analysis of the census data the broadcasting company used to name the No. 1 neighborhood. The Top 10 list

Study: Connecticut in a ‘sad’ state

Things are looking a little gloomy in Connecticut residents’ Twitter feeds. A new study out of the University of Vermont found that Connecticut is the No. 14 saddest state in the nation, according to

Where the money lives

Even Weston First Selectman Gayle Weinstein was surprised to hear that her town’s 06883 ZIP code is the wealthiest in Southwestern Connecticut. “I’m a little bit shocked that we came in the highest,”

What’s in a ZIP code?

On Thursday, we’ll run a complete list of each of Southwestern Connecticut’s 53 ZIP codes, ranking them from wealthiest to least wealthy here on the Trending blog and in print in the Hearst

What would Betty Friedan think of Southwestern Connecticut on 50th anniversary of ‘The Feminine Mystique?’

Today marks 50 years since Betty Friedan’s groundbreaking book The Feminine Mystique was first published. In the half-century since her words were first printed, beginning a rush of consciousness

How easy is it to find a few good men in Southwestern Connecticut?

Last week, the Atlantic’s website published a story pointing out locations where it can be tough for a well-educated single lady to search for a few good men. Of all places in the country, Sarasota,

Live on the water? Cool. Let’s chat.

I’m working on a story about life on the water in Southwestern Connecticut, and I’m hoping to talk to folks who live by the waterfront (the Sound, or along any other body of water) — especially if