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Newtown history
11:45 am
Fri August 2, 2013

A different kind of look at Newtown: celebrating its colorful history

Daniel Cruson, author of "Legendary Locals of Newtown"
Credit Craig LeMoult

Newtown, Connecticut has been known for one thing since the shooting there in December. But the town has a long and colorful history, and that's what Daniel Cruson wants people to think about when they think of Newtown. He's the town historian, and the author of a new book called "Legendary Locals of Newtown." He spoke with WSHU's Craig LeMoult.


Government
8:47 am
Fri August 2, 2013

GOP leader: NY Assembly Democrats' sexual scandals will be a 2104 campaign issue

The New York Assembly Republican leader says the on going sexual harassment scandals involving Democrats in the State Assembly will be a campaign issue in 2014. The GOP leader stops short of calling for the resignation of Democratic Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver.


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Environment
8:42 am
Thu August 1, 2013

Conn. environmental officials battling invasive reeds in salt marshes

DEEP workers on the Marsh Master, a vehicle used to navigate through tall, dense phragmites reeds.
Xander Landen

Salt marshes throughout Connecticut are a battleground with native species facing foreign invaders. Right now, one of those invaders is winning the battle. State environmental officials are fighting off an invasive reed, called Phragmites that hurts the health and diversity of marshes.


Sandy Hook businesses
11:30 am
Wed July 31, 2013

Sandy Hook business owners say state grants helped in tough times after Dec. shooting

Sharon Doherty, owner of P.J.'s Laundromat in Sandy Hook, Conn. speaks with Gov. Dannel Malloy
Credit Craig LeMoult

Small business owners in Sandy Hook, Conn. say things have been tough since the school shooting there in December, but things are starting to look up. They spoke with Governor Dannel Malloy, who visited their businesses Wednesday.

Culture
9:12 am
Wed July 31, 2013

Book Review: Caught by Jeff Nichols

Caught by Jeff Nichols

Arts critic Joan Baum has this review of a book that takes a close look at the dark side of the fishing industry off Long Island. It's written by a reformed fisherman.

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