Government

Still thousands of contaminated sites in CT
6:22 pm
Thu August 14, 2014

EPA awards funds to help brownfield cleanups

The former Progressive Plating company, which was abandoned in 2001 (click for more photos)
Craig LeMoult

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency awarded $1.6 million on Thursday in Connecticut to help clean up abandoned and contaminated properties, known as brownfields.

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Extreme weather
5:22 am
Thu August 14, 2014

Cleanup continues on LI after heavy rains caused record flooding

Vehicles attempt to maneuver down a flooded Montauk Highway in Babylon, N.Y., Wednesday Aug. 13, 2014.
Credit AP Photo/Frank Eltman

Torrential rains across Long Island broke a New York state record on Wednesday with over thirteen inches in less than twenty four hours.  That's the highest amount of rainfall since Hurricane Irene in 2011.

Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone said on Wednesday that in just four hours, Long Island’s infrastructure became inundated with water.

“The drainage systems in the county and you find similar numbers throughout the municipal systems are designed to sustain a 5 inch storm over a 24 hour period," Bellone said. "This was 13 inches within several hours.”

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Voters see the economy as being in bad shape
6:32 pm
Wed August 13, 2014

Conn campaign for governor is expected to focus on the state's sluggish economic recovery

Conn Republican candidate for governor Tom Foley with supporters at the Villa Rosa Pontelandolfo Club in Waterbury celebrating his win over state Senate Minority Leader John McKinney on primary night Aug. 12th 2014.
Credit Ebong Udoma

With Connecticut Republicans now having chosen their gubernatorial candidate, political analysts say the state’s sluggish economy will likely be the dominant issue in this year's rematch between Democratic Governor Dannel Malloy and Republican businessman Tom Foley.

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Election 2014
9:25 pm
Tue August 12, 2014

Foley wins GOP primary; Conn. Republicans united in rematch against Malloy

Republican gubernatorial candidate Tom Foley, center, speaks to supporters as his wife Leslie, right, looks on after defeating John McKinney in the Republican primary for Connecticut governor, Tuesday, Aug. 12, 2014, in Waterbury, Conn.
Credit AP Photo/Jessica Hil

Connecticut Republicans have given Greenwich businessman Tom Foley a second opportunity to run against Democratic Governor Dannel Malloy.

The former U.S. ambassador to Ireland defeated state Senate Minority Leader John McKinney in Tuesday's GOP primary in unofficial returns.

Foley was endorsed by the GOP and had been favored to win the match-up against the lesser-known McKinney, a 16-year veteran of the General Assembly from Fairfield.

Foley's victory sets up a rematch with Malloy, who won his first term by narrowly defeating Foley in 2010.

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Low turnout expected in the Conn GOP primary
5:28 pm
Mon August 11, 2014

The outcome of the Conn GOP gubernatorial primary might depend on turnout

In this Monday, July 28, 2014 photo, Tom Foley, the endorsed Republican candidate for Connecticut governor campaigns, center, talks with New Britain Mayor Erin Stewart, left, and her chief of staff John Healey, right, in New Britain, Conn. Foley is running against Republican John McKinney in Connecticut's Aug. 12 primary for governor.
Credit AP Photo/Jessica Hill

There are estimates that less than 20 percent of the 430,000 registered Republicans in Connecticut will show up in tomorrow’s state GOP gubernatorial primary. The contest is between party-endorsed candidate Greenwich businessman Tom Foley and challenger state Senate Minority leader John McKinney of Fairfield.

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