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Education
11:35 am
Wed July 17, 2013

Conn. Supreme Court agrees to hear Bridgeport school superintendent appeal

Bridgeport Board of Education Chairman Kenneth Moales
Credit Ebong Udoma

The Connecticut Supreme Court agreed to hear an appeal on whether the superintendent of schools in the state's largest city is qualified for the job under state law. The court took no action as to whether Paul Vallas can remain Bridgeport Schools Superintendent while the case is being decided. This has created uncertainty as school officials prepare for the new school year.

Government
11:24 am
Mon July 15, 2013

Norwalk, Conn. debates building in a floodplain

Paula Sanchez, 55, of Norwalk at her home in Washington Village.
Credit Kaomi Goetz

The frequency of severe storms is putting new scrutiny on whether to build in coastal, flood-prone areas. That question faces not just private builders, but public officials like the city leaders in Norwalk, Connecticut, a city on Long Island sound. They're hoping to upgrade an old public housing project, using federal dollars.

Government
11:04 am
Mon July 15, 2013

Sen. Duff on the budget, energy and downtown redevelopment

State Senator Bob Duff

WSHU's Bill Buchner recently sat down with Norwalk and Darien Democratic State Senator Bob Duff, and discussed topics ranging from the state budget to re-development in Norwalk. Bill asked the Senator for his reaction to the claim, by Republican legislators, that they were left out of the budget planning process.

Government
10:55 am
Mon July 15, 2013

Federal government seeks buyer for Conn. lighthouse

Penfield Reef Lighthouse
Credit Coast Guard

A 139-year-old lighthouse in Long Island Sound is for sale, but a buyer has yet to step forward.

Newtown
10:45 am
Mon July 15, 2013

Newtown families criticize distribution of donated funds

Newtown resident Yolie Moreno speaking at the meeting

After the shooting in Newtown, Connecticut in December, millions of dollars were donated to the families of the victims of that tragedy. And much of that money has yet to be distributed. That process has led to complaints from families of the victims.


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