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Suffolk County Primary
4:09 pm
Wed September 11, 2013

DA Spota defeats Perini in GOP primary

In Suffolk County, District Attorney Tom Spota survived his first competitive election since he took office in 2001. Winning 56-percent of the Republican primary vote, Spota beat former prosecutor Ray Perini.  Spota's win means he will again be the only candidate on the November ballot, because of a cross endorsement deal between Suffolk's major political parties.


9/11 Memorial
9:53 am
Wed September 11, 2013

Conn. marks 12 years since 9/11 at Sherwood Island memorial

A group of roses lay on a memorial at Sherwood Island State Park (File photo)
Credit AP Photo/Jessica Hill

Connecticut officials and family members of those killed in the September 11th terrorists attacks gathered at the site of the state's 9/11 memorial in Sherwood Island State Park in Westport on Tuesday evening.

Newscaster: WSHU's Dan Katz

New Haven Primary
6:54 am
Wed September 11, 2013

Harp wins Democratic Primary

State Senator and mayoral candidate Toni Harp
Credit Candidate's website

Connecticut State Senator Toni Harp defeated Alderman Justin Elicker, former Economic Development Administrator Henry Fernandez, and Hillhouse High School Principal Kermit Carolina in the race to replace long-time Mayor John DeStefano.

Newscaster: WSHU's Dan Katz

Stamford Primary
6:46 am
Wed September 11, 2013

Martin wins Democratic Mayoral Primary

David Martin celebrating his victory
Credit Kaomi Goetz

Stamford Board of Finance member David Martin defeated state Representative William Tong in Tuesday's primary. Tong was endorsed by Governor Dannel Malloy but was only able to get 48% of the popular vote, compared to Martin's 52%. 

Newscaster: WSHU's Bill Buchner

Water quality
6:41 pm
Tue September 10, 2013

Long Island environmental groups form clean water coalition

From left to right: Researcher Christopher Gobler, Environmentalist Adrienne Esposito and Pine Barrens Society's RIchard Ampher
Credit Charles Lane

Based on what they describe as the "worst" summer ever, several Long Island environmental groups are coordinating resources to launch a multimillion dollar advocacy campaign aimed at creating a more unified water protection plan.


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