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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.

Superstorm Sandy Recovery
8:37 am
Wed July 31, 2013

Conn. shoreline may not be ready for another storm hit

Great Creek in Milford was 8 feet wide here, after Irene and Sandy it grew to 35 feet wide
Credit Jan Ellen Spiegel

The National Hurricane Center has predicted an active to extremely active Atlantic storm season that includes 3 to 6 major hurricanes. Not what Connecticut's shoreline communities wanted to hear as they continue to rebuild from the damage in tropical storm Irene and storm Sandy. For wrecked roads, pumping stations and other infrastructure the question is when they will be repaired. But for the battered shoreline itself, the question is often whether to repair it at all.


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Reverse commuting
11:10 am
Tue July 30, 2013

Reverse commuting is on the rise

Commuters in Stamford
Credit Kaomi Goetz

Reverse commuting - from New York City to Stamford-  is on the rise in Stamford. Some young people say it's just more fun to live in NYC. But Stamford is trying to encourage them to consider a move.

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