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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.

Government
7:51 am
Tue July 30, 2013

Cuomo comments on Weiner

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo commented on the latest revelations about New York City mayoral candidate Anthony Weiner's sexting activities on Monday. It's the first time the governor is talking about the matter.


New Haven traffic
6:25 pm
Mon July 29, 2013

Malloy celebrates Q-Bridge progress, criticizes slow process

Conn. Governor Dannel Malloy on the Q Bridge on Monday.
Credit Craig LeMoult

Over the weekend, southbound traffic on I-95 through New Haven, Conn. shifted off of what’s known as the Q-bridge and onto the brand new Pearl Harbor Memorial bridge. Governor Dannel Malloy celebrated the achievement Monday, while criticizing the process that leads projects like this to take many years to complete.


Unemployment
10:35 am
Mon July 29, 2013

More Conn. workers seeking part time, temporary jobs

Joe Carbone, President and CEO of The Workplace

Connecticut residents who are looking for work were no doubt disappointed to learn the unemployment rate rose slightly to 8.1 percent in June. The Department of Labor has reported the state has only recovered 48 percent of lost jobs in the recession. For the unemployed, the under whelming job growth has limited their options. As a result there's been a recent surge in workers seeking part-time and temporary jobs, hoping to break the cycle of unemployment.


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