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LIRR could get similar deal as Subway workers
5:04 pm
Thu April 17, 2014

MTA-union deal could avert LIRR strike

A worker mops the floor at New York’s Penn Station during the 1994 LIRR strike.
Credit AP Photo/Richard Drew

The Metropolitan Transportation Authority announced a labor deal with the union representing workers for New York's subway system. The deal could have an impact on a looming strike on the Long Island Rail Road this summer.  

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Private sector growth on both sides of Sound
4:46 pm
Thu April 17, 2014

More jobs in Conn. & Long Island in March

March labor numbers for Connecticut and Long Island were released Thursday. Connecticut’s labor report shows the state added 4,900  jobs in March, helping to restore some of the jobs lost in a sudden dive in January. On Long Island, employers added over 14,000 private sector jobs in March compared to a year ago.

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Step in reversing of barracks consolidation
10:34 am
Thu April 17, 2014

Some calls once again going to local Conn. State Police barracks

Credit AP Photo/Alden Pellett

Connecticut’s public safety commissioner announced a plan Wednesday for how state police will respond to calls, now that round the clock coverage has been restored to all state police barracks.

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Zeldin says LLC money is legal
11:59 pm
Wed April 16, 2014

Demos raised only $5400 in the district he seeks

3% of George Demos's $2.2m comes from New York Donors. Lee Zeldin got 82% of $730k from NY.
Credit Charles Lane

New York's federal primaries are two months away. Republican candidates vying to take on Long Island Congressman Tim Bishop are busy raising and spending money. WSHU's Charles Lane has a breakdown on where the money is coming from, and how it’s being spent.

    

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legality of each bill questionable
6:42 pm
Wed April 16, 2014

CT's two proposed fracking waste bills: to ban or to regulate?

A worker walks on top of a container of chemicals used in the making of a brine water that is then pumped below the surface in a hydraulic fracturing process to release natural gas from shale deposits at a gas well site in Zelienople, Pa.
Credit AP/Keith Srakocic

Fracking for natural gas could be coming to New York sometime in the future—right now, the state has been reviewing the health impacts of fracking for several years.

Meanwhile, Suffolk County and several other counties already have a law banning disposal of fracking waste.

And, now Connecticut is considering legislation dealing with fracking waste, and it’s generating some controversy.

WSHU's Mark Herz talks with The CT Mirror's Jan Ellen Spiegel to get some details.

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