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Roger Van Brussel, a Milford resident and business owner, stands in front of his new Tesla Model S 85 Thursday, Feb. 5, 2015, in Milford, Conn. Van Brussel had to leave the state to purchase the electric car but Connecticut is contemplating changing its laws so that Tesla can sell its cars here. Currently, only franchised car dealerships can sell cars in this state, not manufacturers. Photo: Autumn Driscoll

Poll: Should Tesla be invited into Connecticut?

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There’s been a lot of ruffled feathers lately from car lovers and car dealers alike over the pros and cons of allowing Tesla to bring its business to the state of Connecticut, including a recent protest at the State Capitol in which 70 Connecticut dealerships rallied to voice their concerns over allowing the company to […] [Read More]
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Vintage illustration of a suburban American home set against a towering cityscape, c. 1945. Screen print. (Illustration by GraphicaArtis/Getty Images)

Fairfield County among top 10 most economically segregated markets in U.S.

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What’s your next door neighbor like? Odds are, they’re pretty similar to you when it comes to income, education and occupation, according to a study released Monday, which claims that Fairfield County Connecticut is one of the most economically segregated markets in the nation. The study, released by the Martin Prosperity Institute, seeks to create […] [Read More]
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What does it take to be a ‘One Percenter’ in Connecticut?

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What does it take to make it as a member of the One Percent here in Connecticut? A new report, released last week by the Economic Analysis and Research Network says it takes about $678,000 in annual income – a higher threshold than any other state in the nation. But that’s just the threshold to […] [Read More]
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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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