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Government
5:22 pm
Tue January 6, 2015

Mario Cuomo Laid to Rest, After Son Governor Andrew Cuomo Delivers Eulogy

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo holds his mother Matilda Cuomo's hand as the body of his father, Mario Cuomo, is loaded into a hearse at the funeral for Mario Cuomo at the Church of St. Ignatius Loyola in New York, Tuesday, Jan. 6, 2015.
Credit AP Photo/Seth Wenig

Former Governor Mario Cuomo was laid to rest in New York today after a funeral and wake that was attended by prominent politicians, including former President and first Lady Bill and Hillary Clinton, and Vice President Joe Biden. But the ceremony and the eulogy by his son, Gov. Andrew Cuomo, focused on the personal as well as the political. Cuomo called his father "the keynote speaker for our better angels."

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Government
5:19 pm
Fri January 2, 2015

Bridgeport Plans To Use An Old Landfill For Green Energy

Bridgeport mayor Bill Finch and city council members at the landfill.
Credit Davis Dunavin / WSHU

Bridgeport, Connecticut is planning to install 9,000 solar panels on an unused landfill. It's one of the latest projects to reclaim polluted land in the city.

This 11-acre landfill is on a hill overlooking a harbor and Long Island Sound. It's got a great view, but it’s been vacant for years. Installing solar panels on it will provide power for about 5,000 homes. Speaking at the landfill Friday alongside city council members, Bridgeport mayor Bill Finch said they’ll break ground next month.

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Government
5:12 pm
Fri January 2, 2015

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo Begins Second Term With Funeral of His Father

Democratic New York Governor Andrew Cuomo, second from left, celebrates with his father, former New York Governor Mario Cuomo, at Democratic election headquarters in New York, November 4, 2014.
Credit AP Photo/Kathy Willen / APImages

Former New York Governor Mario Cuomo passed away just two hours after his son, Andrew Cuomo, finished  giving his second inauguration speeches in New York City and Buffalo.

So in the next several days, in addition to attending his father’s funeral,  Andrew Cuomo will also be preparing for a State of the State address.

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Conn. Supreme Court
11:58 am
Wed December 17, 2014

Conn. Supreme Court: State Law Violates U.S. Second Amendment

The Connecticut Supreme Court has ruled that a state law banning people from transporting weapons between residences violates the Second Amendment of the U.S. Constitution.

The ruling was in a case involving a former Army medic arrested in 2010 when police seized a collection of knives and swords from his SUV.

In 2012, former Clinton, Connecticut resident Jason DeCiccio was convicted by a jury of two counts of having weapons in a motor vehicle and sentenced to 15 months in prison.

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Environmental regulations
1:45 pm
Tue December 16, 2014

Conn. Municipalities Oppose Storm Water Regulation Draft

About a third of Connecticut’s cities and towns are rejecting proposed state regulations for dealing with storm water runoff.

Leaders of the municipalities are denouncing the draft regulations.

The Connecticut Conference of Municipalities represents most of Connecticut’s towns and cities. It says the new draft regulations by the state Department of Energy and Environmental Protection dictate the frequency of street sweeping and the cleaning of storm water drainage systems that run into municipal sewers. And this imposes costs that towns and cities simply cannot afford. 

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