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Little League World Series
9:39 am
Fri August 16, 2013

Westport team wins first game at Little League World Series

People at the Westport Library watching their Little League team play at the Little League World Series
Credit Alison Freeland

The Westport Little League team defeated Nashville, Tennessee 3-2 on Thursday in Williamsport, Pennsylvania.

Education
10:27 am
Wed August 14, 2013

Conn. standardized tests show mixed results

The Connecticut Department of Education released  the results of this year's statewide standardized tests on Tuesday.

The Connecticut Academic Performance Test, which is given to 10th graders, showed slight improvement in math science, and reading. However, it also showed slightly lower scores in writing.

The Connecticut Mastery Test, which is given to elementary and middle school students, showed lower scores across the board.


Superstorm Sandy Recovery
8:54 am
Wed August 14, 2013

Sandy lawyers start urging lawsuits

Breezy Point, NY (Oct. 30th 2012)
Credit Charles Lane

Lawyers working with Superstorm Sandy victims are warning of fast approaching insurance deadlines. The pro bono Disaster Relief Clinic at Touro Law School is beginning to push clients toward suing insurance companies in order to keep from getting shortchanged.

Government
10:03 am
Tue August 13, 2013

Person with connection to NY Speaker Silver under investigation

William Rapfogel, CEO of the Metropolitan Council on Jewish Poverty (left) with NY House Speaker Sheldon Silver
Credit metcouncil.org

The husband of a senior aid to New York Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver has been fired from his job at a top New York City not-for- profit, and is under criminal investigation by the State Attorney General.

Politics
9:42 am
Tue August 13, 2013

Poll finds New Yorkers embarrassed by Weiner and Spitzer

A new poll finds most New Yorkers are embarrassed by the candidacies of Anthony Weiner and Eliot Spitzer for Mayor and Comptroller of New York City. The Siena College poll also finds that Governor Cuomo, in contrast, is enjoying a minor rebound with voters.


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