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Says Conn. vets have seen delays
5:45 pm
Mon June 2, 2014

Blumenthal wants to see audits of Conn. VAs

U.S. Senator Richard Blumenthal of Connecticut is calling for the Department of Veterans’ Affairs to release the results of audits conducted at VA healthcare facilities.

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Government
11:58 am
Fri May 30, 2014

Sudden cardiac arrest bill awaits Conn. governor's signature

A bill awaiting Connecticut Governor Dannel Malloy's signature would raise awareness about sudden cardiac arrest in high school students.

The National Institute of Health and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention launched a registry last fall to track deaths resulting from the condition in young people.

In Connecticut, the death of one high school athlete led to the passage of the state bill.

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book review
9:24 am
Fri May 30, 2014

In Paradise

Connecticut and Long Island have been home to some world renowned figures. Arts critic Joan Baum has this review of a book by one of them...a man who was co-founder of The Paris Review, a political activist, Zen teacher and National Book Award winner for both fiction and non-fiction.

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Crumbing rail infrastructure an issue
6:05 pm
Thu May 29, 2014

Rail bridge failure disrupts morning commute, raises infrastructure issues

The Walk Bridge over the Norwalk River was stuck open Thursday morning, fouling up the morning commute and raising questions about the state's rail infrastructure
Credit Craig LeMoult

A railroad swing bridge over the Norwalk River became stuck in the open position for five hours Thursday morning, causing major delays for rail travelers. The bridge failure has reignited concerns over the reliability of the region’s rail system, and debate over who’s responsible.

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Officials still evaluating health risks
5:55 pm
Thu May 29, 2014

More carcinogens found at dump sites

DA Thomas Spota detailing his investigation into five illegal dumping sites in Islip and Babylon
Credit Charles Lane

Suffolk County District Attorney Thomas Spota said Thursday that pesticides and cancer-causing metals have been found at two of the five illegal dumping sites being investigated by local and state authorities. 

Spota said bore samples from the two sites, Roberto Clemente Park in Brentwood and a vacant lot off Route 111 in Central Islip, contain the banned pesticides DDT, chlordane, and dieldrin. He also says a host of hazardous metals including arsenic and cobalt were also found. 

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