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12:18 pm
Thu October 31, 2013

Stamford's "Hole in the ground" buyer plans hotel, apartments

A view of the 4.3-acre parcel purchased by developer Tom Rich and partners to develop a $100 million mixed-use project in downtown Stamford.
Credit Kaomi Goetz

Stamford Mayor Mike Pavia announced Thursday that there are finally plans to develop a downtown plot called Parcel 38, or as it’s locally known, “the hole in the ground.” He says the $100 million development fits Stamford’s future. 

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Victim Privacy vs. Public's Right to Know
10:55 am
Thu October 31, 2013

Newtown families, Danbury State's Attorney seek to block release of 911 tapes

Bill Sherlach (left), husband of Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting victim Mary Sherlach, and Nicole Hockley (right), mother of victim Dylan Hockley, speak before the Connecticut Freedom of Information Commission, Wednesday, Oct. 30, 2013, in Hartford, Conn.
Credit AP Photo/Jessica Hill

Two family members of Newtown School Shooting victims testified on Wednesday before a Connecticut task force that's exploring the public's right to information versus a victim's right to privacy following a homicide. Both family members urged the task force not to recommend releasing 911 audio tapes from the December 14th shooting.  

Meanwhile, Danbury's State's Attorney  Stephen Sedensky III  asked a Connecticut court on Wednesday to stay an order form the Freedom of Information Commission to release the 911 recordings.

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GOP challenges Moreland Commission
10:11 am
Thu October 31, 2013

NY Republicans dispute subpoenas from anti-corruption commission

Republicans in the New York Senate who are targets of subpoenas by Governor Cuomo’s anti-corruption Moreland Act Commission are fighting back in court.

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Audit finds inadequate background checks
6:57 pm
Wed October 30, 2013

Conn. GOP leader criticizes state health department

The leader of the GOP minority in the Connecticut House of Representatives is criticizing the state health department over an audit that finds faulty background checks on day care providers. Lawrence Cafero, a Norwalk Republican, says this raises questions about the management of the agency.

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Health care exchange
5:58 pm
Wed October 30, 2013

Survey shows Conn. health exchange applicants are satisfied

Credit Access Health CT

More than 96 percent of people who voluntarily filled out a survey after signing up for Connecticut’s health care exchange said they were satisfied with the experience. Kevin Counihan is the CEO of Access Health CT. He said Wednesday that 82 percent of respondents answered they were either extremely likely or very likely to recommend the Connecticut exchange to others.

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