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161 town jointly prepare for storms
5:02 pm
Mon June 23, 2014

Conn. statewide drill simulates hurricane emergency

Conn. Governor Dannel Malloy in Milford on Monday
Credit Craig LeMoult

It’s been nice weather over the last few days, but emergency response teams in cities and towns across Connecticut have been busy responding to a category-one hurricane.  The simulation is intended to prepare the state for this year’s hurricane season.

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Real Estate
11:30 pm
Fri June 20, 2014

Homeowners in Rowayton, Conn. divided over preservationist plan for bird sanctuary

The fate of whether a peninsula in a Fairfield County coastal estuary is preserved will be decided by the property’s neighbors in a vote on Sunday. The issue has divided many in a private housing association in Rowayton, Connecticut.

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Hopes it has a natiowide impact
4:34 pm
Fri June 20, 2014

Architect of NY medical marijuana bill is gratified by its passage

NY Democratic State Senator Diane Savino
Credit Karen DeWitt

The sponsor of the medical marijuana bill that successfully passed the New York state Senate on Friday says she’s “gratified” by the larger than expected number of yes votes. State Senator Diane Savino hopes the new law will have wider repercussions. 

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Bill passes by a 46-10 vote
4:17 pm
Fri June 20, 2014

NY senate passes medical marijuana bill

New York State will now permit the use of medical marijuana for some patients. The state Senate approved the measure over the objections of several senators who engaged in a lengthy debate on Friday.

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Brentwood residents are not satisfied
12:58 pm
Fri June 20, 2014

In response to illegal toxic dumping: Islip offers free bus service for Brentwood residents

Residents of the working class neighborhood of Brentwood are upset that the illegal dumping of 50 thousand tons of toxic debris on several sites on Long Island is depriving them of the use of a town park. The Town of Islip is offering a free shuttle bus to get residents to other summer activities. But some Brentwood residents say they are not satisfied.

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