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clash of competing styles of architecture
1:56 pm
Sun October 12, 2014

The roof: an architectural divide in the Hamptons

  Caught between federal flood guidelines and local height restrictions, an emotional debate is stirring over the shape of roofs in the Hamptons. The controversy spawned a lawsuit in the village of Southampton that pits the iconic Hamptons cottage against more efficient modern designs.

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Election 2014
11:15 am
Fri October 10, 2014

Conn. 5th District GOP candidate Greenberg disagrees with the NRA on background checks

Democratic US Rep Elizabeth Esty and Republican challenger Mark Greenberg at the 5th Congressional District debate at the Portuguese Cultural Center in Danbury, Conn., on Thursday October 9, 2014.
Credit Ebong Udoma

A Connecticut Republican endorsed by the National Rifle Association says he disagrees with the NRA’s position on universal background checks for gun purchases.  Mark Greenberg said this in a debate with Democrat Elizabeth Esty, who he’s trying to unseat in the 5th Congressional District.  

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Election 2014
8:24 am
Fri October 10, 2014

Malloy, Foley debate for the 4th time

Incumbent Democrat Gov. Dannel P. Malloy, left, and Republican candidate for governor Tom Foley look at one another during an exchange about gun laws during a debate Thursday, Oct. 9, 2014, in Hartford, Conn.
Credit AP Photo/Jessica Hill

Connecticut Governor Dannel Malloy and Republican challenger Tom Foley met for their fourth debate of this election season. Things got personal for the gubernatorial candidates once again.

In recent debates, Malloy has questioned Foley’s business ethics and claimed that Foley had lied to the FBI about a 1981 car crash, that had involved Foley spending a night in jail. Foley has questioned Malloy’s integrity, saying voters can't trust him because he was investigated for corruption when he was mayor of Stamford.

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Culture
7:38 am
Fri October 10, 2014

Hamptons International Film Festival is underway

The 22nd Annual Hamptons International Film Festival began with a screening of Theodore Melfi‘s comedy St. Vincent, starring Bill Murray and Jaeden Lieberher.

The Hamptons International Film festival promises high profile actors like Bill Murray. He came out to show his new movie, St. Vincent. In typical Murray style, he deadpanned about being here.

"I'm kind of medium excited...not super excited...not loathe to be here... I'm kind of medium," Murray said. "I've got some friends out here that I'm really happy to see."

In the film, Murray uses his acerbic wit to play a curmudgeon with a questionable lifestyle, who befriends a young boy who moves in next door.

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Development
4:59 pm
Thu October 9, 2014

Stamford joins national 2030 District network to reduce emissions

Megan Saunders, executive director of the Stamford 2030 District, speaks at the announcement in the city's downtown Thursday.
Credit Kaomi Goetz

Stamford, Conn., is the first city in New England to sign on to a national effort to reduce greenhouse gas emissions in urban areas by the year 2030. It's a public-private partnership of business, environmental and government leaders called the Stamford 2030 District.

2030 Districts aim to reduce emissions and consumption of water and energy by changing the way buildings are  built and operated. The group says buildings are responsible for half of all energy consumed. 

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