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10:44 am
Tue May 27, 2014

Connecticut ranks last for school breakfasts; economics play a role

Breakfast is available in the cafeteria for high school students in West Haven, Conn.
Credit Craig LeMoult

For the last eight years, Connecticut has ranked last in the nation when it comes to number of schools offering breakfast to students. In the last national report in 2012, less than half of students who received free and reduced lunches in Connecticut ate breakfast at school. There’s a clear economic divide between the schools where breakfast is offered and where it isn’t. The state’s larger, lower-income cities generally offer it, and many of the smaller, wealthier communities do not.

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Environmentalists ask beach-goers to keep distance
4:49 pm
Mon May 26, 2014

Start of beach season coincides with nesting of threatened water birds

Piping plovers lay their eggs on the beach
Credit Audubon Connecticut

Memorial Day is the unofficial start of beach season. It’s also a critical time for nesting water birds in the region. Environmentalists are asking beach-goers to protect the birds by keeping their distance.

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Avoiding the crowd for the noise
11:55 am
Mon May 26, 2014

Watching the planes but not the air show

A record number of people attended this weekend's Bethpage air show at Jones Beach. But some skipped the crowds and went to Republic Airport instead. WSHU’s Gabrielle Fonrouge went to find out why. 

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Many reasons for chosing Hochul over Bellone
7:12 am
Fri May 23, 2014

Bellone wasn't interested in Lt. Gov anyways

Nominees N.Y. Gov. Andrew Cuomo, his running mate, former Congresswoman Kathy Hochul, state Attorney Gen. Eric Schneiderman, and state Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli, left to right.
Credit AP/Richard Drew

During his nomination speech yesterday, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo mentioned Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone very briefly before moving to heap praise on his choice for lieutenant governor, former upstate congresswoman Kathy Hochul.  

Bellone was often mentioned as a possibly lieutenant governor but a lot of things stood in the way, not the least of which was that Bellone wasn’t interested. 

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$20M in tax credits, $5M in state loans
11:38 pm
Thu May 22, 2014

Stamford-based Starwood Hotels & Resorts to get state funding to expand jobs

Gov. Dannel Malloy at the Stamford headquarters of Starwood Hotels and Resorts on Thursday, as Ken Siegel of Starwood looks on.
Credit Craig LeMoult

Connecticut Governor Dannel Malloy says Stamford-based Starwood Hotels & Resorts will receive a state loan of up to 5 million dollars and up to 20 million dollars in tax credits. In exchange, the company will add jobs in Connecticut.

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