An unusual art exhibit opened in Bridgeport, Connecticut last night. It features the work of world-renowned painter Chuck Close. And next to his paintings hang the work of Bridgeport elementary school students. The exhibit comes out of a collaboration Close has had with a Bridgeport school, as part of a the national Turnaround Arts Initiative to bring art to disadvantaged kids.
Hundreds of volunteers are gathered Thursday at a small park in South Norwalk to build a playground in honor of six year old Allison Wyatt. The playground is one of 26 being built by the program The Sandy Ground: Where Angels Play, in memory of the victims of the shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School.
Gildred Ortiz, center and Julio Colon, right, receive help from outreach worker for Access Health CT, Cristela Solorio Ruiz during a grand opening for Connecticut's health insurance exchange's first insurance store, Thursday, Nov. 7, 2013, in New Britain, Conn. The site, where people can visit to sign up for health coverage, is the first in the nation.
The Suffolk County legislature passed its 2014 budget Wednesday. The budget raises property taxes in the five western towns, puts more law enforcement on the streets, and borrows some $90 million dollars to cover pension costs. The spending plan brought intense last-minute criticism from environmental advocates who say it “pillages” $33 million intended for water quality protection