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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. 

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

“Finally, at a certain point, I just said, ‘oh my God, enough!,'" said Swados. "Our country is crazy, we’re crazy with this gun thing. And usually when I have a strong feeling, I make a show about it.”

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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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Business
9:41 am
Wed July 23, 2014

LI businesses pledge to hire more veterans

More than  a dozen Long Island businesses have signed a pledge to hire more veterans.  The New York Mets, the utility company National Grid and the medical supply company Henry Schein are some of those business. 

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Renaissance let Americans "shoulder more in taxes"
6:37 pm
Tue July 22, 2014

LI hedge fund dodged $6B in taxes

Renaissance co-CEO Peter Brown testifying before the US Senate.

Federal lawmakers grilled executives from Setauket-based Renaissance Technologies over allegations it evaded some $6 billion in taxes over the last 14 years.

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