There’s a peculiar looking sight off the shoreline of Stratford, Connecticut these days. Sitting just above the low tide line are 2 rows of about 60 concrete domes with big holes in them – each one kind of like a 15-hundred-pound piece of calcified swiss cheese. These are a type of artificial reef called reef balls. Its purpose is to stop erosion. But it comes with one big question – will it work?
Read more about the Stratford reef ball experiment on the Connecticut Mirror here.
The Suffolk County Legislature voted down a controversial measure Tuesday night. It would have required gas stations to notify motorists when there's a large disparity between cash purchases compared to credit card transactions.
Suffolk County District Attorney Tom Spota announced Tuesday he is investigating the possibility of more illegal dumping sites in the town of Islip that may contain hazardous materials. Spota says it’s possible the new sites are connected to the dumping at Roberto Clemente Park where 32,000 tons of asbestos-laden material was dumped.
Connecticut Governor Dannel Malloy says the states that refuse to expand Medicaid under Obamacare could see hospitals close. Malloy spoke on Tuesday at a liberal think tank in Washington D.C. Twenty six states hadn't expanded Medicaid as of the end of March.
New Haven began demolishing a fence on Monday that for 50 years separated a public housing complex in the city from the town of Hamden. For some, the fence had become a symbol of racial and economic division between two communities.