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Students look to support refugee camp efforts
12:17 pm
Fri April 11, 2014

Syrian families in Conn. rally to raise support for loved ones abroad

Gary Shaye, Senior Director of Humanitarian Operations at Save the Children, and Deema Akach, a graduate student at the University of Bridgeport.
Credit Tarice L.S. Gray

Students at The University of Bridgeport are hosting a swimming event Friday to help bring attention to the crisis in Syria and raise money to support the millions of displaced people in the region.

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Culture
12:02 pm
Fri April 11, 2014

Submarine base chefs do battle

Naval Submarine Base chefs showing off their skills in competition.
Credit Brian Scott-Smith

Chefs at the submarine base in Groton, Connecticut competed on Thursday in a Food Network-style competition.  It was their version of the show Chopped, where chefs have to make meals from baskets of secret and sometimes strange ingredients against the stopwatch.

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Transportation
9:58 pm
Thu April 10, 2014

Metro-North's Giulietti faces commuters in Stamford

Metro-North President Joseph Giulietti speaks to a commuter at the train station in Stamford Thursday.
Credit Kaomi Goetz

The new president of Metro-North, Joseph Giulietti, faced criticism yesterday from commuters. It was the third of six planned meet and greets designed to improve communication with the public. 

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Gubernatorial candidate exits Bloomberg group
6:29 pm
Thu April 10, 2014

Boughton leaves Mayors Against Illegal Guns

Danbury Mayor Mark Boughton
Credit Craig LeMoult

Danbury Mayor Mark Boughton has dropped out of the group Mayors Against Illegal Guns.  Boughton, who is running for governor of Connecticut, made the announcement on his campaign website on Wednesday.  The Republican said he joined the group started by former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg because he believes the enforcement of existing gun laws is preferable to creating new gun laws. He says he believes in recent months Bloomberg's mission has changed from law enforcement to simply increasing gun regulations.

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Bill was prompted by lawsuit filed against UConn
4:58 pm
Thu April 10, 2014

A bill that would hold colleges accountable for sexual assaults on campus is passed by Conn. House

Attorney Gloria Allred, second from right, speaks to the media on Friday, Nov. 1, 2013 outside of U.S. District Court in Hartford, Conn. Allred filed a federal lawsuit on behalf of the four women with her, from left, Kylie Angell, Rosemary Richi, Erica Daniels and Carolyn Luby, who claim the University of Connecticut violated their civil rights in response to sexual assault allegations the women made while students at the school
Credit AP Photo/Pat Eaton-Robb

A bill that would hold colleges responsible for preventing sexual assaults on campus passed unanimously on Thursday in the Connecticut House of Representatives. The bill was prompted by a federal lawsuit filed by five women against the University of Connecticut.

 

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