Category: CT News

  • Do You Have a Sudden Death Checklist?

    We do often give some thought to what happens when we pass away, especially the aftermath that involves our family and our close friends. We may plan for this carefully and with a lot of forethought. Those with complicated estates may set up a power of attorney, take out a life insurance policy, draft a…

  • Come In From The Cold

    While the winter may have been slow in getting here, after the first true snowfall of the season, it’s hard not to notice that the temperature has been steadily dropping outside. One of the best ways to combat Jack Frost and thrive during a New England Winter is by having your home properly insulated. If…

  • Adding Google Plus One Button to your Website

    Google +1 integration is pretty straightforward, although these can often be complicated by the fact that most businesses don’t directly manage their own web content or rely on a trusted, efficient vendor to update their website in a timely fashion.

  • gmial, gmail, whatever…

    Thought I’d share as I had to do a double take! I mis-typed gmail.com and got this wonderful offer, complete with google-colors and derivative footer design. I almost proceeded until I saw the URL I’d been forwarded to: http://mail-giveaway.com/?sov=138360 Good stuff! They bought gmial.com and have it set to forward to their phishing site. Users…

  • Energy Efficiency Canvassing in Connecticut

    If you live in New Haven, Connecticut, chances are you may be getting this circular in the mail. Connecticut is one of the states that offer rebates for home energy audits and energy-efficiency retrofitting such as improved insulation, leak-proofing and water-saving measures. The Connecticut Energy Efficiency Fund, in a partnership with United Illuminating, has contracted…

  • Can I sell alpacas or other livestock on eBay?

    I got curious about this in a discussion about a project and tried using their help. After wasting a few minutes trying to get a specific answer from their automated chat system, and after reviewing their help documentation, I gave them a call. I was told that I’d have to speak to someone else, and…

  • List of 8 food dyes linked with ADHD

    The FDA has come a long way in making foods and drugs safer for America. A big part of their success has been the prevalence of the labeling of a goods contents. Some are proposing the FDA take their labeling a step further and start providing warning labels on foods that use the following dyes.…

  • CT Governor Seeks what Florida Left On The Table

    Malloy is out to get what Florida left on the table… good for him! I’m all for reducing the deficit but this type of infrastructure is worthwhile spending on hard assets that will help to build Connecticut’s transportation future! Read More on CBSLocal

  • ZipCars Go Municipal

    The City of New Haven, CT is looking for ways to scrounge money. Public Works Director John Prokop told the New Haven Advocate that the city is considering a pilot program to ditch its fleet of municipal vehicles and start using ZipCars for official business. The city currently owns 25 Chevrolet sedans, many of which…

  • Energy Conservation Services From Competitive Resources Inc.

    Energy conservation is a topic that has become part of the nation’s consciousness in recent years, and with very good reason. And like most things, energy conservation starts in the home, which is the philosophy behind Competitive Resources Inc. Competitive Resources Inc. or CRI, got it’s start in Connecticut twenty years ago and now they…