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Researchers study alternative trees
10:37 am
Thu December 26, 2013

Christmas tree farmers look to Turkish fir to avoid plant disease

In this file photo, a tree farmer strokes the needles of a Turkish fir
Credit AP Photo/Allen G. Breed

The Christmas trees still decorating many living rooms around the region are some of the lucky ones not stricken by phytophthora. 

It’s a disease Christmas tree farmers in upstate New York have been battling for years.

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Mental Health Parity webpage
3:25 pm
Tue December 24, 2013

Conn. launches webpage to help families access mental health resources

Connecticut announced on Tuesday it’s launched a webpage to help families find state mental health resources. The  Mental Health Parity webpage also has information to help families navigate insurance coverage for behavioral health and substance abuse treatment.

   

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Local Habitat for Humanity chapter awarded
9:35 am
Tue December 24, 2013

Wood from Rockefeller Center Christmas tree to be used to build homes in Conn.

FILE- In this Nov. 8, 2013 file photo, the Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree is raised and moved from Shelton, Connecticut to its pedestal in New York City’s Rockefeller Center.
Credit AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews, File

The Habitat for Humanity Coastal Fairfield County chapter will be getting a present a few weeks after Christmas. The non-profit was awarded the wood from the Christmas tree on display at Rockefeller Center in New York City.

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Doors locked at DeYulio's sausage
9:27 am
Tue December 24, 2013

Stamford's "hometown sausage" company evicted by city

DeYulio's Sausage in Stamford
Credit Craig LeMoult

The city of Stamford evicted a business yesterday that’s been in the city for about a century.  The eviction was the result of an eminent domain purchase of a building to expand a roadway.

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Lawmakers discuss highs and lows
8:45 am
Tue December 24, 2013

Congressional delegation from Conn., NY reflects on 2013

The U.S. Capitol in Washington is shown in this file photo.
Credit AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite

By all accounts this wasn’t a pretty year for Congress.  Connecticut and New York lawmakers in Washington say they are as upset about it as voters.

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