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Foley wants McKinney out of the race
2:51 pm
Fri July 25, 2014

McKinney says he won't drop out of Conn governor's race

Republican candidate for governor John McKinney speaks at a debate held at the Hartford Courant building Thursday, July 17, 2014, for the two Republicans running for governor in Connecticut. McKinney, of Fairfield, is the Senate minority leader in Connecticut. Foley is a businessman from Greenwich and former U.S. ambassador to Ireland. McKinney, of Fairfield, is the Senate minority leader in Connecticut.Credit AP Photo/Hartford Courant, Brad HorriganEdit | Remove

Are CT streets safe for pedestrians
12:50 pm
Fri July 25, 2014

Looking at pedestrian safety in Conn., after a tragedy

Cars turn through crosswalks, even when the "WALK" light is lit
Credit Craig LeMoult

A woman was hit by a car and killed earlier this week while walking in a crosswalk near downtown Stamford, Connecticut. The incident is just one of many pedestrian accidents seen in the state each year, as advocates ask for more steps to make streets safer for pedestrians.

As Priyanka Joshi crossed the Stamford street where the fatal accident occurred earlier this week, she pushed a baby stroller and held the hand of her older child.

“I’m always scared. Whenever I come out, for the kids, I’m scared.”

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"Guns: A Cabaret" at Summer Theater of New Canaan
12:21 pm
Fri July 25, 2014

Discussing guns in a new forum: rock cabaret

Cast members rehearse "Guns: A Cabaret" in New York City on Monday evening
Craig LeMoult

Guns and gun control have been a topic of debate in Connecticut and around the nation for the last year and a half or so since the shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School. This week, just 25 miles from Newtown, that debate took on a new form – a rock cabaret.  The show was Wednesday night at Summer Theater of New Canaan.

Playwright, composer and director Liz Swados says she was sick of seeing news reports about gun violence.

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New York Politics
6:13 pm
Wed July 23, 2014

Fall out for Cuomo over report his aids interfered with ethics probes

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, center, speaks during a news conference as New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman, left, and Onondaga County District Attorney William Fitzpatrick listen on Tuesday, July 2, 2013, in Albany, N.Y.
Credit Mike Groll/AP Photo

One of New York Governor Andrew Cuomo’ s political opponents is calling on him to hold an explanatory press conference.  Another is demanding that Cuomo resign after an in depth account in the New York Times that the governor’s top staff repeatedly interfered in an ethics commission investigation.

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Superstorm Sandy clean-up
2:03 pm
Wed July 23, 2014

Federal officials award grants to clean shoreline debris from Superstorm Sandy

In this Oct. 29, 2012 file photo, storm surge hits a small tree as winds from Hurricane Sandy reached Seaside Park in Bridgeport, Conn. Water from Long Island Sound spilled into roadways and towns along the Connecticut shoreline, the first signs of flooding from a storm that delivered a devastating surge of seawater.
Credit Jessica Hill / A.P.

Nearly two years after Superstorm Sandy, several Northeastern states, including Connecticut and New York, are receiving $4.7 million in federal money to track down and remove debris, including boat remains, docks, and construction material.  The grants were awarded by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.

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