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What does a wedding dress cost in Connecticut?

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Weddings website theknot.com reports the average cost of a wedding dress in 2013 was $1,281. For brides in Connecticut, that sounds a little on the low side. So we want to hear from local brides: What’s a more realistic number? Leave your answers in the comments section below. [Read More]
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Trending: Where the ‘challenging’ schools are

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Each year, The Washington Post’s Jay Mathews puts together a list of the nation’s most challenging high schools. This year, he combed through data for 1,900 schools. And while there weren’t any schools from the Nutmeg State in the Top 100 list, there were 10 in the top 1,000. You can read all about his […] [Read More]
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Which is Connecticut’s healthiest county? Well, it’s not us

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A new report ranks Connecticut counties in order of healthiest — and you’ll never guess who isn’t at the top. Fairfield County finds its way to the top of lists on a pretty regular basis (Best communities for weight loss; undervalued homes; age at which people are getting married… the list goes on) but when […] [Read More]
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Greenwich Realtor Bill Andruss shows off the indoor pool at 11 Meadowcroft Lane in Greenwich, Conn., Wednesday, Feb. 19, 2014. The 9,200 square foot midcountry Georgian mansion built in 1938 is on the market for $7.8 million and was once the home of IBM's Thomas Watson. File Photo

Trending: Where the Realtors Live

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NEW CANAAN – In the small, affluent town of New Canaan about one in 50 people is a registered Realtor –six times the national average. What’s more, with the Connecticut Association of Realtors reporting 410 Realtors in town, and Raveis.com reporting only 326 homes sold last year, there are more Realtors than there are places […] [Read More]
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GREENWICH, CT - MAY 15:  HRH Prince Harry (center) competes in the Sentebale Royal Salute Polo Cup during the sixth day of his visit to the United States at Greenwich Polo Club on May 15, 2013 in Greenwich, Connecticut. HRH will be undertaking engagements on behalf of charities with which the Prince is closely associated on behalf also of HM Government, with a central theme of supporting injured service personnel from the UK and US forces.  (Photo by Andrew H. Walker/WireImage)

Report: Fairfield County is nation’s ‘most unequal’ metro area

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A new report published this week by the real estate website Trulia declares that the Fairfield County Metropolitan Statistical Area is the nation’s ‘most unequal,’ due to the great divide between our area’s well-to-do families and those who are struggling to make ends meet. “Income inequality has been growing in America, driven by technology, globalization, […] [Read More]
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Trending: Where to look for love

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Valentine’s Day: the ultimate day to declare your love for someone, if you’re into that sort of thing. But for those who don’t have a Valentine pegged down, fear not. We dug into some data to figure out which towns you’re most likely to meet your match. And we think you’ll like what we came […] [Read More]
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Trending: Where we stay, where we don’t

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How long has it been since you’ve packed up and moved? How about your next-door neighbor? If you live in the 06468 ZIP code assigned to Monroe, or Trumbull’s 06611, chances are your answer is several years. But if you’re in Black Rock, with an address ending in 06605, or 06604 in Downtown Bridgeport, it’s […] [Read More]
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Trending: How We Have Our Children

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When Greenwich resident Janet Delos first found out she was pregnant with twins, her doctor told her straight away that the best option for birth would be a cesarean section. “I might have been able to do it vaginally; I just didn’t want to risk having a vaginal delivery and then having something go wrong […] [Read More]
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Trending: Where the Millionaires Live

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A new report issued by Phoenix Marketing International shows that Connecticut has the third highest share of millionaires in its population, when compared to all the other states in the nation, with about one in 14 residents having at least $1 million in investible assets. In total, the Nutmeg State was home to 100,754 millionaires […] [Read More]
From left Chloe Demetrius, Cerissa Orbegoso, Carlos Miller, Erik Hufnagel and Nahim Isaza run on treadmills during the second annual Marathon on Myrtle treadmill event at Underground Fitness in Stamford, Conn., on Sunday, Dec. 15, 2013. File Photo

Report: Southwest Connecticut is America’s 2nd best community for weight loss

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How’s your New Year’s Resolution going? Have you been hitting the gym in the past couple weeks? Cutting the calories by switching to salad? My guess is you’re doing pretty well. Across America, losing weight is the most common resolution made, and this area has a jump start on reaching their targets. Trulia.com, a real […] [Read More]
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