1:30 pm
Mon March 2, 2015

Book Review: Jackson Pollock

Time Magazine once called painter Jackson Pollock “Jack the Dripper.” The name describes Pollock’s well known style of paint-flinging and pour-it-out-of-the-can art.

In the mid-20th century, Pollock was criticized for his vision. Book critic Joan Baum says a new book about Pollock puts the artist and his work in proper perspective.

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1:22 pm
Mon March 2, 2015

Stonington Company Designs Traditional Harpsichords For Modern Musicians

Harpsichord made at the Zuckermann workshop in 2006 and recently refurbished for a performance.
Credit Rhonda Miller

For more than 40 years, Zuckermann Harpsichords International has operated in the seaside village of Stonington in southeastern Connecticut. It’s a small business that restores vintage harpsichords and builds new ones.

The keyboard instrument played a vital role in the development of Baroque music between the 16th and 18th centuries. But the musicians and craftspeople at Zuckermann's want to bring the harpsichord into the 21st century.

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Victims wants another $3B
11:32 pm
Sun March 1, 2015

Talks Stall Between Superstorm Sandy Victims And FEMA

Investigators from the New York state attorney general's office remove boxes of documents seized from a search warrant at the Long Island offices of GEB HiRise in Uniondale, N.Y., on Wednesday, Feb. 18, 2015. The company has been accused in civil lawsuits of submitting bogus inspection reports involving homes damaged in Superstorm Sandy.
Credit AP Photo/Frank Eltman

Negotiators for Superstorm Sandy victims in New York and New Jersey say talks with the Federal Emergency Management Agency have stalled.

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1:47 pm
Fri February 27, 2015

NY Assembly Speaker Heastie Makes Dream Act Top Priority

A woman holds a sign during a New York Dream Act news conference at the Capitol in Albany, N.Y. on February 2014.
Credit (AP Photo/Mike Groll, File)

Newly elected Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie made clear one of his top priorities in his first news conference, where he called for passage of the Dream Act, which would offer college aid to children of undocumented immigrants.

Speaker Heastie  says when it comes to helping young New Yorkers with paying for college, there’s a double standard.

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2:10 pm
Thu February 26, 2015

Conn. Struggling To Meet EPA Ozone Standards

Traffic on I-95 in Connecticut
Credit (AP Photo/Bob Child)

As cars and trucks rumble on I-95 near Connecticut’s shoreline, they spew emissions into the air. On hot summer days, those emissions, along with the emissions from power plants and factories, cook in the sun, which turns them into ozone. Ozone is the chief component in smog.

Southern Connecticut’s ozone is some of the worst in the nation, and, while it’s much better than it was back in the 1980’s, it’s been getting worse.

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