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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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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.

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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.  

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Business
7:39 pm
Tue May 27, 2014

More than half of Conn. small businesses don't have a website

Google says 53 percent of small businesses in Connecticut don’t have a website. The web giant is working with small business owners to help them get a web presence.

Information on websites for Connecticut small businesses is online here, and for New York businesses here.

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Both say some troop presence necessary for now
6:07 pm
Tue May 27, 2014

Murphy, Himes support Afghanistan troop drawdown

U.S. Senator Chris Murphy and Congressman Chris Himes say they support President Barack Obama's plan to draw down troops in Afghanistan. Both say it's important to leave some troops there for the time being.

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