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Trending: Where the Irish-Americans live

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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 average, with a total of 16.4 percent of residents reporting they are of Irish descent, according to the latest U.S. […] [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 Long It Takes To Save For a Down Payment

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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 million, stashing away funds to make an offer on a “typical” home can take residents well […] [Read More]
Northeast Elementary School principal Connie Stevenson works in her office on Friday December 13, 2013 in Stamford, Conn.

Trending: When We Retire

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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, according to census figures. And in Stamford, with more than one in four seniors still heading to work, the rates […] [Read More]
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How many gifts are you giving this season?

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We’re working on a story about holiday shopping, and the average amount of gifts purchased this year. We have some great national data on the topic (which you’ll be able to read all about later this week in the holiday version of Trending), but want to hear from you as well. How many gifts do […] [Read More]

Trending: When We Retire

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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, according to census figures. The percentages are even higher in many towns in the Bridgeport area, like Weston, where about […] [Read More]

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

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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 different. In the Bridgeport-Stamford Metropolitan Statistical Area – which encompasses the same footprint as Fairfield County – drivers decreased their miles driven by 5.5 percent […] [Read More]

Trending: How We Get Home For Thanksgiving

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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 Southwestern Connecticut, that likely means taking a tour on the Merritt Parkway. The parkway is well known for its beauty, something […] [Read More]

Connecticut’s Top Turkey Towns

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More than 30,000 wild turkeys call Connecticut home these days, with populations in all 169 of the state’s municipalities, according to the Connecticut Audion Society. But there are some towns with more turkeys than others. In a release issued today, the society identified the state’s Top Ten Turkey Towns. But that’s just a starting point, […] [Read More]