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Ma & pop pushed to individual market
2:51 pm
Fri April 11, 2014

Small businesses want insurance law changed

Ben Lawsky, Superintendent of New York's Department of Financial Services, speaking at the Long Island Association
Credit Charles Lane

A group of small businesses on Long Island is urging lawmakers to change a state law that forbids trade associations from joining together to buy group health plans. Business owners complain they are paying about 30% more for health insurance than larger businesses.

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Culture
12:56 pm
Fri April 11, 2014

LI Sound's supporting role in House of Cards

Credit Netflix

In the Netflix drama House of Cards, the main character discusses a plan to build a bridge over Long Island Sound from Port Jefferson to Milford.

A bridge over the sound actually has a long and storied history. One that's not entirely finished yet.

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Students look to support refugee camp efforts
12:17 pm
Fri April 11, 2014

Syrian families in Conn. rally to raise support for loved ones abroad

Gary Shaye, Senior Director of Humanitarian Operations at Save the Children, and Deema Akach, a graduate student at the University of Bridgeport.
Credit Tarice L.S. Gray

Students at The University of Bridgeport are hosting a swimming event Friday to help bring attention to the crisis in Syria and raise money to support the millions of displaced people in the region.

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Culture
12:02 pm
Fri April 11, 2014

Submarine base chefs do battle

Naval Submarine Base chefs showing off their skills in competition.
Credit Brian Scott-Smith

Chefs at the submarine base in Groton, Connecticut competed on Thursday in a Food Network-style competition.  It was their version of the show Chopped, where chefs have to make meals from baskets of secret and sometimes strange ingredients against the stopwatch.

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Transportation
9:58 pm
Thu April 10, 2014

Metro-North's Giulietti faces commuters in Stamford

Metro-North President Joseph Giulietti speaks to a commuter at the train station in Stamford Thursday.
Credit Kaomi Goetz

The new president of Metro-North, Joseph Giulietti, faced criticism yesterday from commuters. It was the third of six planned meet and greets designed to improve communication with the public. 

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