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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?

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
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.

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

What does it take to be a ‘One Percenter’ in Connecticut?

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

Trending: Where the architects live

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

September is Connecticut’s most popular month for weddings

      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
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Trending: Where gay marriages take place

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

Some local towns among highest share of private school students in nation

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
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

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

Looking for parents to tell modern tales

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

Trending: Where women have it good

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,