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Trending: Where the architects live

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Across America, architects account for seven people per 10,000 residents, but in Fairfield County, the rate is 14.7 architects per 10,000 residents, a Hearst Connecticut Newspapers analysis of state licensing data shows. There are several reasons for the sky-high saturation, but New Canaan Historical Society Executive Director Janet Lindstrom said this summer that the famed […] [Read More]
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September is Connecticut’s most popular month for weddings

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      With school back in session and Labor Day gone, it may seem as though the peak of summer living is behind us. But there’s one summer tradition that carries through the month of September: Wedding season. A Hearst Connecticut Newspapers analysis of wedding licenses filed in the state of Connecticut between Jan. […] [Read More]
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Trending: Where gay marriages take place

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Across the state of Connecticut, roughly 7,000 same-sex weddings took place between 2008 and 2013, accounting for 3.7 percent of the marriages documented between Connecticut residents. But some towns had higher rates than others. For instance, the town of Roxbury had the state’s highest rate, while New Canaan had the lowest. If you’d like to […] [Read More]
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Some local towns among highest share of private school students in nation

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A new report published by Trulia shows that 10 percent of school kids between first and twelfth grade attend private schools. But here in southwesern Connecticut, the rate is much higher in many towns. As we reported last year, about one in seven students here attend private schools. If you check out some of those […] [Read More]
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Jennifer Strom Simonte poses next to an example of maternity dress she markets through her self-employed business at her home in Westport, Conn. on Friday July 25, 2014.

Trending: Where we work for ourselves

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Westport resident Jennifer Strom Simonte was 31 when she first launched her own company on the streets of Chicago. Now, a decade later, she’s based in southwestern Connecticut, and her business Belly Dance Maternity has blossomed into a national brand in the maternity fashion realm. Balancing a company that employs about 20 people and motherhood […] [Read More]
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Looking for parents to tell modern tales

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I’m working on an upcoming Trending about unmarried couples who decide to have children without first tying the knot, something that has becoming increasingly common in recent years. Is that you? A friend? I’d love to chat for the story. You can email me at maggie.gordon@scni.com, or reach out through Twitter. Thanks! [Read More]
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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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