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32,000 tons of asbestos laden waste
6:33 am
Tue May 13, 2014

Politics mount as more illegal dumping found

One of "multiple" illegal dumping sites being investigated for toxic contaminates in the town of Islip
Credit Gabrielle Fonrouge

The Long Island town of Islip said Monday that the air around Roberto Clemente park in Brentwood does not contain asbestos. Air sampling was necessary after officials found 32,000 tons of illegally dumped material there that did contain asbestos. There is now a criminal investigation underway and  the issue is also becoming political.

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After miraculous innovation, tragic loss
9:50 pm
Mon May 12, 2014

New book details the triumphs and hubris of Wright brothers

The Wright brothers live in our minds as American icons . . . and what do we really know about them?

Long Island author Lawrence Goldstone has written a new book about their genius and their missteps. They solved a problem that had stumped great minds for millenia, yet their secretiveness and obsession with their competitors—particularly the greatly innovative, and now little-known Glenn Curtiss—resigned them to be business has-beens.

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Metro-North discontinues bar cars
3:30 pm
Mon May 12, 2014

Last call on the New Haven Line bar car

Commuters on the last bar car on Metro-North's New Haven line
Credit Davis Dunavin

Bar cars used to be a staple of American train travel, but they’ve been disappearing from commuter rails in recent years. Davis Dunavin rode the last bar car to leave New York’s Grand Central Terminal on Friday.

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Latest company to get state funds
6:20 pm
Fri May 9, 2014

Malloy signs $400M tax credit deal for UTC

Connecticut Governor Dannel Malloy signed a law Friday  establishing a $400 million tax credit deal with United Technologies Corporation. The company can redeem the earned research and development tax credits at an accelerated rate. In return, UTC must spend up to $500 million to upgrade and expand facilities at Pratt & Whitney in East Hartford, Sikorsky in Stratford and UTC Aerospace in Windsor Locks.

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Malloy and Foley 43-43 in gubernatorial poll
5:11 pm
Fri May 9, 2014

Conn Governor Dannel Malloy and GOP challenger Tom Foley tied in latest Q-Poll

Tom Foley listens to a question from the media during a news conference to announce he is running for governor, Wednesday, Jan. 29, 2014, in Waterbury, Conn.
Credit AP Photo/Jessica Hill

A Quinnipiac University Poll released on Friday finds Connecticut Democratic Governor Dannel Malloy deadlocked in a hypothetical reelection rematch with Republican challenger Tom Foley. The poll finds Malloy and Foley tied at 43 percent each, no change from a Q Poll released in March.

    

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