News

Pages

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.

Read more
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.

Read more
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. 

Read more
Real Estate
9:04 am
Wed May 28, 2014

Downtown development in Norwalk moving fowrard

Officials in Norwalk, Connecticut say developers are beginning a key phase in a major project to rejuvenate the city's downtown. The project on Norwalk's Wall Street has been years in the making and supporters say it will be an economic boost to the region.

Read more
Longer route over water
6:54 am
Wed May 28, 2014

Officials propose new helicopter route

New York Senator Chuck Schumer (D-Brooklyn) showing his proposed helicopter route over Long Island Sound
Credit Gabrielle Fonrouge

Elected officials on Long Island are urging the FAA to renew an “over-the-water” helicopter route that is set to expire in August. Officials also want to modify the route and make it permanent.  

Read more

Pages