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Urban Farm
12:34 pm
Fri September 6, 2013

Former dump site to be converted to urban farm

U.S. Rep. Jim Himes, Mayor Bill Finch, Rev. C.L. Stallworth of the East End Baptist Tabernacle Church and US Senator Richard Blumenthal at the ground breaking
Credit Ebong Udoma

A site that was once the largest illegal dump in Connecticut is going to be converted to an urban farm that officials say will produce 800,000 pound of fresh vegetables a year. The ground breaking for the project on the East Side of Bridgeport, Connecticut, took place on Friday.

Stamford Primary
12:20 pm
Fri September 6, 2013

Mayoral candidate Tong discusses platform for Stamford

State Representative William Tong

There are two candidates in Tuesday's Democratic primary for Mayor of Stamford: City Representative David Martin and State Representative William Tong. WSHU's Teri McCready talked with Tong about his platform, starting with his views on fixing the achievement gap.

Stamford Primary
12:12 pm
Fri September 6, 2013

Stamford mayoral candidate Martin discusses the race and his campaign

Stamford Representative David Martin

Two men are vying for the Democratic nomination for Mayor of Stamford: City Representative David Martin and State Representative William Tong. WSHU's Bill Buchner spoke with Martin about  the race, asking his reaction to the news that the Tong campaign mailed a flyer directing voters to incorrect polling locations for Tuesday's primary.


Electric Cars
9:51 am
Fri September 6, 2013

Conn. looking to quell anxiety about electric cars with more charging stations

Nissan Leaf at a charging station in Ridgefield, Conn.
Credit Byron Kittle

You don’t see a lot of electric cars on the roads of Connecticut, and one reason for that is people don’t want to drive a car if they think it may run out of juice along the way. The state is looking to reduce anxiety about electric cars by creating more charging stations.


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Seawalls
11:50 am
Thu September 5, 2013

Conn.'s trouble with seawalls

A new riprap wall (boulders that let water through) in East Haven with a sand dune that will eventually have beach grass
Jan Ellen Spiegel The Connecticut Mirror

As Connecticut's shoreline residents make their way through hurricane season 2013 with fingers crossed that there won't be a repeat of the last two years, many are looking for some protection for their property. Seawalls are often a first choice. But as The Connecticut Mirror's Jan Ellen Spiegel reports, even if homeowners can get them, it's not clear they'll actually help.

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