Business en Small businesses want insurance law changed <p></p><p>A group of small businesses on Long Island is urging lawmakers to change a state law that forbids trade associations from joining together to buy group health plans. Business owners complain they are paying about 30% more for health insurance than larger businesses.</p><p></p> Fri, 11 Apr 2014 18:51:28 +0000 Charles Lane 15680 at Small businesses want insurance law changed Metro-North's Giulietti faces commuters in Stamford <p>The new president of Metro-North, Joseph Giulietti, faced criticism yesterday from commuters. It&nbsp;was the third of six planned meet and greets designed to improve communication with the public.&nbsp;</p> Fri, 11 Apr 2014 01:58:50 +0000 Kaomi Goetz 15642 at Metro-North's Giulietti faces commuters in Stamford Cuomo showcases NY beer, wine, spirits & cider industries <p>New York Governor Andrew Cuomo hosted a second beer, wine, spirits and now cider summit Tuesday to showcase one of the state’s few growth industries<strong>. </strong>Cuomo says the industry has created a few thousand new jobs in the state.</p><p></p> Tue, 08 Apr 2014 16:12:32 +0000 Karen DeWitt 15456 at Downtown Sandy Hook rebranding in an effort to draw more customers <p>After the shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in 2012, some shops in the small Newtown neighborhood said business was down. A local business group is now trying to draw more customers to downtown Sandy Hook.</p><p></p> Thu, 03 Apr 2014 20:08:48 +0000 Davis Dunavin 15241 at Winter weather plays the villain in Conn. & Long Island labor reports <p>Labor numbers out Thursday show a slight increase in employment in Connecticut, and a dip on Long Island.&nbsp; Labor economists on both sides of the Sound say the weather is playing a key role.</p><p></p> Thu, 27 Mar 2014 20:40:23 +0000 Craig LeMoult 14867 at