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Malloy appoints Schriro
9:41 am
Tue January 7, 2014

NYC's top prison official named Conn. public safety commissioner

This photo released by the Connecticut governor's office shows Gov. Dannel P. Malloy, right, after introducing Dora Schriro as the new commissioner of the Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection, Monday, Jan. 6, 2014, in Hartford, Conn.
Credit AP Photo/Connecticut Office of Governor

Connecticut Governor Dannel Malloy announced on Monday that Dora Schriro will take over for Reuben Bradford, who's retiring effective February 1st after three years as the state's public safety commissioner.

Schriro has been commissioner of the New York City Department of Correction since September of 2009, and previously served as a special adviser to former U.S. Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano on immigration and customs enforcement.

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Stamford
3:33 pm
Mon January 6, 2014

Controversial Martin appointee, Serafino withdraws from consideration for Police Commisison

Stamford’s Board of Representatives meets Monday night in its first regular meeting of 2014. Its members won’t have to vote on a controversial mayoral appointment to the city’s Police Commission as planned.

  

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NY politics
11:06 am
Mon January 6, 2014

Cuomo faces challenges from the right and left in 2014

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo, left, greets New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio after his public inauguration ceremony at City Hall in New York, Wednesday, Jan. 1, 2014
Credit AP Photo/Seth Wenig

2014 is an election year for New York Governor Cuomo as well as all of the 213 seats in the legislature. Cuomo faces the challenge of balancing competing interests as he tries to win another term by a big margin.

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Unemployment
9:34 am
Mon January 6, 2014

AARP: Unemployed over age 50 have harder time finding work

The American Association for Retired Persons says it takes those who are unemployed over age 50 about one year on average to find a new job.  That's almost twice as long as someone under 50.

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Winter storm hits travel, chills bones
1:32 pm
Fri January 3, 2014

Region deals with snow & cold

Dominick Franco plowing in Stamford. His truck was banged up behind the door in an accident overnight.
Credit Craig LeMoult

The region is still busy digging out from the snowstorm that hit overnight.   Slick roads have caused traffic deaths and temperatures are expected to sink below zero. In Connecticut, people seem more bothered by the cold than the snow.

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