It's one o'clock and the doors at the Open Door shelter in South Norwalk, Conn. opened for lunch.
White, African-American, Latino - dozens of people, many of them regulars, briskly walked inside. They anticipated a square meal. On the menu on that day was baked ham and macaroni salad. The shelter serves three free meals a day.
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.
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.”
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.
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.
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.