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'Slow and steady climb' continues
7:47 am
Fri January 3, 2014

Conn. Comptroller: State on track for $273.3 million surplus

Connecticut Comptroller Kevin Lembo (file photo)
Credit AP Photo/Bob Child

Connecticut Comptroller Kevin Lembo says a projected $273.3 million surplus for the fiscal year ending in June is a $27 million increase from his prior estimate in December.

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9 to 12 inches expected
8:17 pm
Thu January 2, 2014

LIE Closes as Long Island braces for blizzard

Loading salt trucks at public works facility in Commack, Long Island
Credit Charles Lane

Forecasters are expecting anywhere from 6 to 14 inches of snow and frigid temperatures in New York.  Long Islanders are bracing for the brunt of the storm with blizzard like conditions lasting as long as 24-hours.   

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Woman killed by train
6:03 pm
Thu January 2, 2014

Woman killed by train: Some Connecticut officials angry at Metro-North

Bridgeport Mayor Bill Finch and US Sen. Richard Blumenthal at Bridgeport Train Station
Credit Ebong Udoma

Some Connecticut officials are angry with Metro North Railroad for failing to inform local authorities after they suspected a train struck something last Thursday. The body of a 46-year-old woman from Maine was discovered floating in the Saugatuck River in Westport a day after the incident. She’s believed to have been struck by the train.  

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Housing
12:46 pm
Thu January 2, 2014

Connecticut Plagued by a Soaring Foreclosure Rate

Stratford resident Holly House attends a clinic to prevent foreclosure sponsored by fair housing advocates in Bridgeport, Conn. last month.
Credit Kaomi Goetz

Last month, foreclosure filings sunk to the lowest number since the housing crisis began eight years ago. Home prices are up nationwide. But the recovery isn’t being felt everywhere. In fact, in some states like Connecticut, foreclosures are soaring.   

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Region braces for winter storm
9:38 am
Thu January 2, 2014

CT, NY governors urge commuters to stay off roads as storm approaches

A pedestrian walks through morning snow, Thursday, Jan. 2, 2014, in Albany, N.Y. Snow and bone-chilling temperatures are greeting morning commuters across the region on the first work day of 2014, with some areas expected to get more than a foot of snow by the weekend
Credit AP Photo/Mike Grol

A winter storm is approaching the region with the potential to drop more than a foot of snow.
 
 Winter storm warnings and watches are in effect for the entire region, with the
storm promising to make travel messy on the first work day of the new year.
 
 The worst of the storm is expected to hit later on Thursday with bitterly cold
temperatures. Parts of Connecticut could see 10 inches of snow before the storm
moves on. Already, light snow is falling across much of the region with wind
chills hovering around 10-above.
 

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