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Hundreds Now Nesting In Connecticut
4:55 pm
Tue August 12, 2014

Once devastated, ospreys now thrive in Long Island Sound

An Osprey brings fish back to its young on its nest in Fairfield, Connecticut. Ospreys generally mate for life.
Credit Anastasia Zinkerman

Ospreys are majestic birds of prey that live along Long Island Sound.

You might see them flying back to their nests high up on platforms—a fish dangling from the talons of their long legs, they glide in on wide wings to feed their young.

But forty years ago, you would’ve had almost no chance to see these eagle-like birds with their 5-foot wingspans.

WSHU's Mark Herz went to the Connecticut Audubon Society in Milford to find out how that happened, and how they’re doing now. 

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Business
4:29 pm
Tue August 12, 2014

LI tech companies having trouble finding talent

Companies set up tables to display their products to potential investors and employees at Launchpad LI's Tech Day in Huntington. Launchpad LI is an incubator, business accelerator, and coworking community space on Long Island.
Credit Gabrielle Fonrouge

Long Island technology companies gathered in Huntington on Tuesday at an event called Tech Day. The businesses were in search of talent and investors.

BluChip SEO is an internet marketing startup based in Smithtown. The company's managing partner, Harold German, came out to Long Island tech day to attract new talent.

“Over the past ten to fifteen years, there has been sort of a talent exodus of 18-34 year olds," German said. "that is concerning because we have a need here for local businesses to be optimized.”

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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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Gubernatorial, state Senate & House, other races
4:59 pm
Mon August 11, 2014

What primaries are in your Conn. district on Tuesday?

Tuesday is primary day in Connecticut

Tuesday is primary day in Connecticut, and in addition to the higher-profile race between Tom Foley and John McKinney for the Republican spot on the gubernatorial ticket this fall, there are a nearly 30 other races across the state. Republicans will also choose their nominees for lieutenant governor and comptroller. And both Republicans and Democrats in many communities will choose their candidates for state Senate and House of Representatives seats.

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Firm allegedly bilked $4.7 million from homeowners
6:06 pm
Fri August 8, 2014

Conn. takes action against Greenwich law firm accused of scamming distressed homeowners

Connecticut Attorney General George Jepsen speaks at the Justice Department in Washington, Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2013.
Credit AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin

The state of Connecticut is accusing a Greenwich law firm of bilking homeowners out of $4.7 million in an alleged mortgage rescue scam. State Attorney General George Jepsen has obtained a temporary restraining order against the firm.

The order was filed on Friday in US District Court in Florida against Greenwich-based Resolution Law Group and the Florida-based Berger Law Group.

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