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"Muslims should be surveilled more"
8:45 am
Sat April 26, 2014

Rep. Peter King attends Friday prayers

Rep. Peter King shook hands and posed for dozens of photos at a mosque in Bay Shore, Long Island
Credit Charles Lane

Long Island Congressman Peter King attended Friday prayers at a mosque in Bay Shore Friday. King notoriously held five congressional hearings on what he considered the proliferation of radical Islam following September 11th. King was invited by the mosque’s president, and he used the visit to explain his comments which many see as disparaging to Muslims.

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Bill prohibits job ads that discriminate
7:25 pm
Fri April 25, 2014

Conn House passes bill to help long-term unemployed get job interviews

Lawmakers at work in the Connecticut House of Representatives
Credit AP Photo/Jessica Hill

Democrats who control the Connecticut legislature would like to see businesses hire the long term unemployed. They say some businesses do not consider unemployed workers for available jobs. A bill that would prohibit such discrimination passed the state House of Representatives on Friday.

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Preserve in Old Saybrook, Essex & Westbrook
6:32 pm
Fri April 25, 2014

Thousand-acre property along Long Island Sound to be protected as open space

A thousand-acre property along Long Island Sound will be purchased by the state of Connecticut, the town of Old Saybrook and land trust groups.
Credit Governor Dannel Malloy's office

Connecticut Governor Dannel Malloy announced a plan Friday to purchase a single, thousand-acre property along Long Island Sound in the towns of Old Saybrok, Essex and Westbrook. A map of the property is online here.

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Suspect is a 16-year-old boy at the school
11:07 am
Fri April 25, 2014

Maren Sanchez, high school student, dies in stabbing at Jonathan Law High School in Milford, Conn.

Police car parked in front of Jonathan Law High School in Milford, Conn. of Friday.
Credit Craig LeMoult

  4/27/14 Update on suspect:

A teenaged boy charged with stabbing a fellow high school student to death on the day of their junior prom is being held in a hospital under psychiatric evaluation where he will likely remain for two weeks, one of his attorneys said Saturday.

The name of the 16-year-old suspect was not officially released.

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95% of old LIPA still remains
7:26 am
Fri April 25, 2014

New utility, but little changed within the ranks

Nearly five months after New Jersey based PSEG took over Long Island's electric grid much of what officials complained about still remains.
Credit AP/Mel Evans

After a yearlong campaign to end what New York Governor Andrew Cuomo called a “failed” and “bloated” agency, New Jersey-based PSEG is now almost five months into running Long Island’s electric grid. They took over National Grid's contract with the Long Island Power Authority and assumed much more operational control. But according to records and interviews, much of what was “failed” and “bloated” still remains today. On top of that, it costs more.  

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