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142 hospitalizations so far
6:32 pm
Thu January 9, 2014

Flu outbreak is widespread in Conn.

Connecticut’s Department of Public Health says the flu is widespread in the state.  So far, the state has seen 2 deaths and 142 hospitalizations this flu season.

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Conn. longterm debt reduced
6:26 pm
Thu January 9, 2014

Conn. debt reduced by 15 percent according to Malloy administration

Governor Dannel Malloy
Credit Governor Malloy's office

A report released on Thursday by Connecticut Democratic Governor Dannel Malloy’s budget office claims the state’s overall debt has been reduced by 15 percent over the three years Malloy has been in office. Republicans are challenging the report. 

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Seaside community and Mother Nature
3:53 pm
Thu January 9, 2014

Guilford, CT has unique plans for dealing with future sea level rise and flooding

Coastal Resilience Plan
The Nature Conservancy

In the year since Superstorm Sandy and the more than two since Tropical Storm Irene, the focus of many Connecticut shoreline communities has been rebuilding. But one town - Guilford – has a second focus.  The Connecticut Mirror's Jan Ellen Spiegel reports it peers far, far into the future.

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Development
1:02 pm
Thu January 9, 2014

Stamford board upholds cease and desist order for BLT on boatyard demolition

Milford attorney John Knuff makes his case for client Building and Land Technology in front of the Stamford Zoning Board of Appeals at the Government Center Wednesday evening.
Credit Kaomi Goetz

The Stamford Zoning Board of Appeals upheld a cease and desist order Wednesday night  against developer Building and Land Technology over a boatyard demolition , 5 to 0. 

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Property Tax Rebate called "insignifigant"
7:39 pm
Wed January 8, 2014

Cuomo agenda for Long Island gets lukewarm response

Governor Andrew Cuomo before his 2014 State of the State address
Credit AP

In his State of the State message, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo embraced many of his familiar issues: cutting taxes for businesses and estates, boosting tourism, and expanding abortion rights.   A few new items included a proposal to borrow $2 billion dollars for education technology, a push to improve New York City airports , and support for connecting  Metronorth to Penn Station.    For Long Islanders, reaction so far has been lukewarm. 

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