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Trending: Where the ‘Unfriendly’ Folks Live

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Conde Nast Traveler asked readers to rate cities on a number of factors, including how friendly people are, and a few Northeastern cities rose to the top of one list: Where the Unfriendliest People Live. Albany was ranked at the seventh least friendliest city in the nation, with a friendly quotient of 32.8 points (that’s […] [Read More]
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Is Connecticut the ‘best’ state in the nation?

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Damn, it feels good to be a Nutmegger. A study released earlier this week ranked Connecticut as the top state for a Human Development Index — which is just a clunky way of saying well-being. It weighs factors like life expectancy, standard of living and education and creates an index score between 1 and 10 […] [Read More]
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Connecticut works longer to pay off taxes than any other state

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Taxes are due on Monday, which may seem a little early in Connecticut, where the average taxpayer has yet to work enough days or hours to pay off his or her tax bill for the year. According to the folks at The Tax Foundation, Connecticut residents must work until May 13 this year in order […] [Read More]
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Sneezy Southwestern Connecticut an American allergy capital

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Spring has sprung in Southwestern Connecticut. With temperatures in the 70s this week, it’s finally beginning to feel like the warm weather might stick around for a while. But as the sunny skies shine, bees buzz, birds chirp and buds blossom, you might notice something else going on: Sneezing. According to a new report by […] [Read More]
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Trending: Where Our Neighbors Move To

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It’s no secret that Fairfield County is growing more quickly than any other part of the state. But the surge in population is actually happening despite the fact that people are moving out of the area for other parts of the country every day. Between 2010 and 2012, the county’s population increased by 17,006 people, […] [Read More]
VATICAN CITY, VATICAN - MARCH 13:  White smoke emits from the chimney on the Sistine Chapel as a new Pope is elected on March 13, 2013 in Vatican City, Vatican. Pope Benedict XVI's successor - the 266th Pontiff - has been selected by the College of Cardinals in Conclave in the Sistine Chapel.  (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Connecticut is fourth most Catholic state in nation

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The College of Cardinals in Conclave in the Sistine Chapel has chosen a new pope, Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio, the archbishop of Buenos Aires, who has chosen the name Francis I. It’s big news in Connecticut, which has the fourth highest percentage of Catholics in the nation, according to data from the Gallup Poll. Check […] [Read More]

Nutmeggers movin’ on out

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Connecticut has the seventh highest percentage of movers shipping out of the state in the nation, according to a recent study released by a moving company. United Van Lines conducts a survey each year, tracking which states the company’s customers move into and out of over the course of a year, and found that 56 […] [Read More]