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Asian Tiger Mosquito is carrier of dengue virus
7:20 pm
Mon June 23, 2014

Long Island public officials want federal help to eradicate mosquito borne virus

Congressman Steve Israel and other Long Island officials at the news conference at North Hempstead Beach Park on Monday June 23, 2014.
Credit Gabrielle Fonrouge

Long Island public officials called on the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to spend more money and resources to help prevent the spread of the Asian Tiger mosquito on Monday. The tropical mosquito is a carrier of the deadly Dengue virus. The request to the C-D-C comes despite the fact that only one Long Islander has contracted the virus. That was last November. 

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No Malloy veto overridden since 2011
6:21 pm
Mon June 23, 2014

Democratic controlled Conn General Assembly decline overriding Gov. Dannel Malloy's vetoes

On Monday Connecticut lawmakers declined to override Democratic Governor Dannel Malloy’s eight vetoes from this year. This means lawmakers in the Democratic controlled General Assembly have not overridden any of Malloy’s vetoes since he took office in 2011.

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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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