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Trending: Where the Irish-Americans live

Nationally, 9.78 percent of Americans claimed an Irish ancestry in 2013, the most recent year that data is available. But here in Connecticut, we have even more green than the rest of the nation on
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Trending: Where we stay, where we don’t

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
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Trending: How Long It Takes To Save For a Down Payment

Saving up for a down payment on a home in Southwestern Connecticut is no easy task. With many banks standing firm on the need for a 20 percent down payment and home prices topping out at well over $1
Northeast Elementary School principal Connie Stevenson works in her office on Friday December 13, 2013 in Stamford, Conn.

Trending: When We Retire

Connecticut has one of the highest shares of senior citizens in the workforce in the entire nation, with 21.8 percent of state residents over the age of 65 having worked in the last 12 months,

Trending: When We Retire

Connecticut has one of the highest shares of senior citizens in the workforce in the entire nation, with 21.8 percent of state residents over the age of 65 having worked in the last 12 months,

New report shows driving decreasing steadily in Southwestern Connecticut, especially among millennials

A new study published this week by the public-interest organization ConnPIRG finds that people across America’s largest urbanized areas are driving much less than before, and Fairfield County is no

Trending: How We Get Home For Thanksgiving

With just two days left until Thanksgiving, millions of Americans will be hitting the roads today, tomorrow and Thursday, navigating their way back to mom and dad’s table for a turkey dinner. Here in
Krista Way with her Yorkshire terrier, Toby, in her Greenwich home, Saturday, Nov. 9, 2013. Way, who is single, lives in the Chickahominy section of Greenwich in a duplex.

Trending: When We Live On Our Own

More than 32 million households across America belong to people who live on their own – a larger share of the population than at any other time in American history. And the numbers in the Stamford
Dale Johnson, left, of New Fairfield and Leon Breece of Danbury, employees of the Danbury highway department fill potholes on Westville Avenue Ext. in Danbury Wednesday, Feb. 23, 2011.

Buckle up – it’s a bumpy ride in Fairfield County

Hit any potholes recently? If you have, you’re not alone. A  report issued last month by TRIP, a national transportation research group, finds that the roads here are some of the bumpiest in the
Walkers on Lewis Street in Central Greenwich, Conn., Saturday, Nov. 2, 2013. Photo: Bob Luckey

Trending: Where Walking’s the Way

With prospective real estate buyers increasingly weighinga neighborhood’s walkability ranking when making decisions, it seems several towns in Southwestern Connecticut have a bit of work to do to make