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Four towns kick off efficiency campaigns

Westbrook, Madison, Sharon, and Brookfield each kicked off energy efficiency campaigns this week.

Benefit corporations prepare for launch

Matt Pilon |

On Oct. 1, Christopher Brechlin plans to convert his Willimantic civic startup, Blueprint for a Dream, into one of Connecticut's first benefit corporations.

UConn poaches nonprofit food policy think tank from Yale

UConn announced Friday a new partnership with the Rudd Center for Food Policy and Obesity, a nationally recognized nonprofit that will move to downtown Hartford.

Cigna Foundation grants $100K to Community Solutions

The Cigna Foundation awarded a $100,000 World of Difference grant to Community Solutions to improve the health and sense of security for...

Middletown human services agency cutting CT 342 jobs

Middletown's REM Connecticut Community Services said it will lay off 342 employees across the state by the end of the year because contract negotiations soured with the state Department of...

DRS accepting biz tax credit applications Sept. 15

The state Department of Revenue Services will begin Sept. 15 accepting applications from businesses for tax credits awarded for local charitable giving, officials announced.

Voices report: EITC, better schools the solution to CT’s workforce woes

The 2008 recession has had a more severe impact on long-term unemployment, and has particularly hurt younger and minority workers, according to a report by Connecticut Voices for Children.

Food bank gets $50K from Morgan Stanley

Morgan Stanley recently provided a $50,000 grant to Connecticut Food Bank to fund its Kids' BackPack Program, a child hunger initiative...

Habitat gets $25K ESPN grant

Habitat for Humanity received a $25,000 grant from ESPN to support construction of a three-bedroom home in Bristol. In addition to the...

Court approves receiver for Amistad America

The state-backed nonprofit that operates the Freedom Schooner Amistad will be overseen by a receiver, state officials announced.

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