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Columbia, CT native competes at Paralympics
5:17 pm
Wed March 5, 2014

Connecticut Paralympian competes in Sochi, on one ski

Patrick Parnell competing in the 2014 IPC Alpine Skiing World Cup in Copper, Colorado.
Credit Joe Kusumoto

You may have seen the Olympic alpine skiers flying down an icy race course at terrifyingly high speeds in Sochi.Well, imagine doing that on just one ski. That’s what Patrick Parnell of Columbia, Connecticut will be doing in Sochi. He’s representing the United States at the Paralympic Winter Games, which begin Friday. 20-year-old Parnell was born with a condition which meant his left leg didn’t fully form.
He spoke with WSHU’s Craig LeMoult.

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Mystery of the returning harp seals
5:15 pm
Wed March 5, 2014

More seals or not, more LIers are seeing them

Harp seal sunning on a dock in Provincetown, MA
Credit Flickr/mkalbis

Long Islanders are seeing more seals this year. It's tempting to say the reason there have been more sightings is all the cold weather we've been having, but researchers are still scratching their heads about it.  

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Westchester County Executive to run as Republican
1:58 pm
Wed March 5, 2014

Astorino announces candidacy for NY Governor

Westchester County Executive Rob Astorino announced his candidacy on YouTube on Wednesday.
Credit YouTube

Westchester County Executive Rob Astorino announced his candidacy on Wednesday to run as a Republican against Governor Andrew Cuomo. Astorino made his announcement on YouTube.

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NY politics
12:57 pm
Tue March 4, 2014

Cuomo spends on ads to promote budget priorities

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo is spending some of his multi million dollar campaign war chest on ads to promote his state budget priorities.

The ads, which feature in part Cuomo speaking directly to camera , focus on the governor’s pitch for his tax cut plan and an ethics package that includes public financing of political campaigns and a crack down on bribery.

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Vets received "other than honorable" discharges
6:22 pm
Mon March 3, 2014

Vietnam vets sue, saying they had PTSD & were denied benefits

Vietnam veteran Conley Monk of New Haven is a plaintiff in the case
Credit Craig LeMoult

A legal clinic at Yale University in New Haven filed a federal lawsuit Monday on behalf of five Vietnam veterans and three veteran organizations. The suit is against the Secretaries of the Army, Navy and Air Force. The lawsuit seeks relief for tens of thousands of veterans who they say were wrongly denied benefits.

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