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Book Review
7:24 am
Fri December 13, 2013

Cries of the Lost

Arts critic Joan Baum discusses a book whose central character is a market researcher. But he does more spying and sleuthing than desk work.

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One year since Sandy Hook shooting
6:26 pm
Thu December 12, 2013

Murphy says Senate should be embarrassed by lack of action on guns

U.S. Senator Chris Murphy on the floor of the Senate with a photo of grieving Sandy Hook families

This weekend will mark one year since the school shooting in Newtown. U.S. Senator Chris Murphy of Connecticut spoke about Newtown on the Senate floor Wednesday, bitterly criticizing his colleagues.

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1 year later
9:27 am
Thu December 12, 2013

Newtown clergy discuss healing from tragedy

Rabbi Shaul Praver, Reverend Matt Crebbin, and Monsignor Robert Weiss, are faith leaders in Newtown. They say they and their community is on a long journey of grief, and that while it can seem dark, they are finding light.
Credit Mark Herz

In the year since the school shooting in Newtown, many  people have turned to, and been embraced by their faith communities.

Monsignor Robert Weiss, Rabbi Shaul Praver, and Reverend Matt Crebbin are all clergy leaders for Newtown residents.

They say one year out there’s a lot of healing, and there’s still a lot of rawness.

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NY tax incentives and business subsidies
7:37 am
Thu December 12, 2013

Cuomo announces $750 million in state economic development grants

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo speaks during the 2012 regional economical development council awards in Albany, N.Y. (file photo)
Credit AP Photo/Mike Groll

The money will fund 824 projects around the state, including several on Long Island.

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo said on Wednesday the decision on which projects to fund came at a regional level.

Governor Andrew Cuomo speaking ahead of the 2013 Regional Economic Development Awards.

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Response to Cuomo's tax commission
6:00 pm
Wed December 11, 2013

NY Assembly Speaker Silver mixed on tax proposals

New York Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver, D-Manhattan, speaks with reporters at the Capitol in Albany, N.Y. (file photo)
Credit AP Photo/Tim Roske

The leader of the New York State Assembly is non-committal about enacting the details of Governor Andrew Cuomo’s tax commission plan. Speaker Sheldon Silver says he’s for property tax cuts, but not at the expense of school spending.

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