Yeah, the issue is that the setup, each region is broken out on its own page. There’s no way for the widget to know which page each entry should link to. The “results” page is the only work around I can think of … I’m not sure how a redirect plugin would work, I’ve never tried it when “deep” links within Connections. You’ll have to let me know if that is a workable solution or not.
Something on the near horizon that may work for you…
I’m working on a major rewrite of the Widget Pack. I’ve attached a screenshot so you can view the new options that’ll be available. You’ll be able to limit and exclude the categories that should be shown in the widget. So what you could do is create region specific widgets … oh, wait, darn! The links would still resolve to the directory home page. I could add an option, since I’m still rewriting that allow you to choose to link to the directory home page or a custom page. That would solve the issue if you can deal with the fact that you would need multiple widgets.
Will that help?