7:58 pm
Wed October 8, 2014

Suffolk lawmakers to vote on creation of LGBT-friendly senior housing complex

Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone has introduced legislation that would create an affordable housing complex for senior lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgender residents.

If approved by the Suffolk Legislature, it would be one of five around the country and the first in the Tri-state area.

David Kilmnick, Executive Director of The Long Island GLBT Network, says many members of the community have faced discrimination throughout their lives.

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Increase in youth seeking mental health care
6:03 pm
Wed October 8, 2014

Conn. takes first steps towards expanding capacity of children's mental health system

Connecticut is looking to improve its behavioral health system for children.  Gov. Dannel Malloy announced some first steps on Wednesday, following a comprehensive children’s mental health plan released last week.

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Medical Marijuana
4:37 pm
Wed October 8, 2014

Conn.'s medical marijuana program having impact

A sign for Thames Valley Alternative Relief is nestled in along with other storefront businesses in a strip mall in Uncasville, Conn.
Credit Kaomi Goetz

Connecticut's six state-licensed medical marijuana dispensaries started selling the drug late last month. They're part of a new state program that legalized the sale and use of marijuana for qualified medical use. The milestone comes after months - and in some cases, years - of difficult land use approvals and waiting. Now open, the dispensaries are already having an impact. 

Ruth Smith is a mother of two from Niantic, Conn. She's also a longtime sufferer of numerous ailments. 

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Black students improve scores in all areas
6:21 pm
Tue October 7, 2014

86 percent of Conn. class of 2014 took the SAT

About 86 percent of Connecticut’s high school graduating class of 2014 took the SAT exam.  That’s according to a new report from the College Board, which created and administers the test.

That SAT participation rate is a slight increase over the class of 2013. Participation rates grew more sharply for black and Hispanic students in the state.

Connecticut’s average scores in writing and math dipped slightly from 2013, while reading scores reading scores stayed flat.

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Election 2014
4:21 pm
Tue October 7, 2014

Foley questions why Malloy is not appearing at Greenwich fundraiser

President Barack Obama is visiting Greenwich, Conn., on Tuesday evening to headline a fundraiser for U.S. Senate Democrats. Connecticut's U.S. senators will be there, but Democratic Governor Dannel Malloy will not.

Tom Foley, the Greenwich businessman challenging Malloy, questions why Malloy is not appearing at the $10,000 per person fundraising dinner with Obama.

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