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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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State of Disparity
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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