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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: 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]
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]
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

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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 area sync up with the rest of the nation. Erin McGee, 32, is just one of roughly 13,000 Stamford […] [Read More]

WaPo report: Southwest CT has third largest string of ‘Super ZIP Codes’ in the nation

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Did you catch the report in the Washington Post over the weekend, exploring Super ZIP codes around the country? In an effort to quantify the nation’s “top” ZIP codes, the Post created a formula, which computed household income and residents’ educational attainment, spitting back scores that ranged between 0 and 99. From there, the newspaper […] [Read More]
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

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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 nation. Across America, more than one-quarter of major urban roads “have pavements that are in substandard condition and provide an unacceptably […] [Read More]
Walkers on Lewis Street in Central Greenwich, Conn., Saturday, Nov. 2, 2013. Photo: Bob Luckey

Trending: Where Walking’s the Way

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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 their communities more pedestrian-friendly. Overall, 18 of the 31 towns in our area earned a score of less than 50 on walkscore.com, indicating that the communities […] [Read More]