Government

Primary day
1:32 pm
Mon September 9, 2013

Tuesday is primary day in many Conn. & Long Island cities and towns

Tuesday is primary day in Connecticut and Long Island
Credit Craig LeMoult

Tuesday is primary day in cities and towns across Connecticut and Suffolk County.

In Connecticut, 21 cities and towns are holding primaries. Among them, Democrats have mayoral primaries in New Haven, Stamford, East Haven, West Haven, Stratford, Norwich, and Norwalk. There’s a contentious Democratic primary in Bridgeport  for Board of Education. Republicans also have primaries for First Selectman in Bethel, Killingworth, and Woodbury.

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Urban Farm
12:34 pm
Fri September 6, 2013

Former dump site to be converted to urban farm

U.S. Rep. Jim Himes, Mayor Bill Finch, Rev. C.L. Stallworth of the East End Baptist Tabernacle Church and US Senator Richard Blumenthal at the ground breaking
Credit Ebong Udoma

A site that was once the largest illegal dump in Connecticut is going to be converted to an urban farm that officials say will produce 800,000 pound of fresh vegetables a year. The ground breaking for the project on the East Side of Bridgeport, Connecticut, took place on Friday.

Stamford Primary
12:20 pm
Fri September 6, 2013

Mayoral candidate Tong discusses platform for Stamford

State Representative William Tong

There are two candidates in Tuesday's Democratic primary for Mayor of Stamford: City Representative David Martin and State Representative William Tong. WSHU's Teri McCready talked with Tong about his platform, starting with his views on fixing the achievement gap.

Stamford Primary
12:12 pm
Fri September 6, 2013

Stamford mayoral candidate Martin discusses the race and his campaign

Stamford Representative David Martin

Two men are vying for the Democratic nomination for Mayor of Stamford: City Representative David Martin and State Representative William Tong. WSHU's Bill Buchner spoke with Martin about  the race, asking his reaction to the news that the Tong campaign mailed a flyer directing voters to incorrect polling locations for Tuesday's primary.


Tax incentives
10:50 am
Wed September 4, 2013

Pro business group: Upstate NY needs more tax relief than downstate

The pro-business group Unshackle Upstate says upstate New York needs to be granted special tax breaks to help counter the economic recession that continues to afflict that part of state.


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