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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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Lingering effects of recession
6:32 pm
Tue September 10, 2013

NY mayors face financial challenges

Whatever the outcome of Tuesday's primaries, most New York mayors who win a new term in cites across the state will face a similar challenge: how to get their municipalities back on secure financial footing.


2014 Conn. Governor race
12:39 pm
Tue September 10, 2013

Foley forms exploratory committee

Tom Foley announced he's forming an exploratory committee to run for Governor in Bridgeport on Tuesday
Credit (AP Photo/Jessica Hill)

Republican Tom Foley, who narrowly lost the race for Connecticut Governor to Democrat Dannel Malloy in 2010, announced in Bridgeport on Tuesday that he’s considering another run at the job.

Foley told reporters that this time, he plans to qualify for public financing for his campaign, and said he'll decide later if he'll use it.

Suffolk DA race
6:28 pm
Mon September 9, 2013

Suffolk County DA Spota challenged in Tuesday primary

Suffolk County District Attorney Thomas Spota (left) and challenger Ray Perini
Credit Candidates websites

In Tuesday’s primary election, Suffolk County voters will be choosing candidates for November's general election. The most watched primary is for District Attorney where Tom Spota is being challenged for the first time since he won office in 2001. 


Norwalk Oyster Festival ride accident
6:19 pm
Mon September 9, 2013

Amusement ride victim released from hospital; investigation into malfunction continues

The ride at the Norwalk Oyster Festival that malfunctioned Sunday.
Credit Craig LeMoult

An eight year old boy was released Monday from Norwalk Hospital after being injured on Sunday when a ride malfunctioned at a carnival in Norwalk, Connecticut. The boy was one of 13 people who were sent to the hospital after a rotating swing ride abruptly stopped, causing the riders to crash into one another and into the ride. The other 12 patients were treated and released Sunday. State Police say they have determined the accident was caused by a mechanical failure. The owner of Stewart Amusement Company, Richard Stewart,  said Monday that the drive system of the swing ride locked up for some reason. He says workers will disassemble the equipment to see if they can determine what happened. Stewart says the 30 year old ride had no previous problems and authorities inspected it before the fair began Friday.

WSHU's Mark Herz

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