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Conn. snow emergency request denied
12:49 pm
Wed February 19, 2014

FEMA denies Conn. request for a snow emergency declaration

US Rep. Rosa DeLauro at a meeting with mayors and first selectmen in her district in North Haven on Tuesday Feb 18, 2014
Credit Ebong Udoma

The federal government has turned down a request to help Connecticut cities and towns replenish their snow removal budgets. Congresswoman Rosa DeLauro announced this to mayors and first selectmen in her Congressional district on Tuesday. 

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Minimum Wage Debate
10:19 am
Wed February 19, 2014

Proposed minimum wage hike in Conn. receives mixed reviews

Conn. Governor Dannel Malloy announced his proposal to increase the minimum wage during his State of the State Address on February 6th, 2013.
Credit AP Photo/Jessica Hill

The Connecticut General Assembly's Labor Committee held a public hearing on Tuesday to address Governor Daniel Malloy’s proposed minimum wage hike. There were mixed reviews on the proposal, which would raise the state minimum wage to $10.10 an hour by 2017.

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Riders angry over train troubles
12:51 am
Wed February 19, 2014

Commuters vent frustration at Conn. transportation commissioner and Metro-North

Connecticut Transportation Commissioner James Redeker speaks with commuters after the forum in Southport Tuesday evening
Credit Craig LeMoult

Connecticut’s Transportation Commissioner and representatives of Metro North heard from angry commuters Tuesday night who vented their frustrations about a range of problems experienced on the railroad over recent months.  About a hundred commuters attended a forum in Southport sponsored by the Connecticut Citizens Transportation Lobby.

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MTA agrees to review before major electrical work
10:38 am
Tue February 18, 2014

Heads of MTA, Metro-North in Hartford

A commuter stands beneath the New Haven train line schedule display in the main hall of Grand Central Station as hundreds wait after a power problem with Metro-North Railroad's computer system caused the suspension of service on the Hudson, Harlem, and New Haven lines, Thursday, Jan. 23, 2014, in New York.
Credit AP Photo/John Minchillo

Connecticut Governor Dannel Malloy met on Monday in his Capitol office with Metropolitan Transportation Authority Chairman Thomas Prendergast and new Metro-North President Joseph Giulietti.

Governor Malloy says one key decision was made at Monday's meeting. The MTA agreed that any major project conducted on the rail's infrastructure, that could potentially disrupt rail service, will be independently reviewed beforehand.

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Olympic Winter Games
2:31 pm
Mon February 17, 2014

Conn. and Long Island athletes competing in Sochi

A number of athletes from Connecticut and Suffolk County are representing the United States at the Olympic Winter Games. Several of them are tweeting from Sochi, and you can subscribe to a Twitter list of  them here.

Our local Olympians are:

Julie Chu, Ice hockey
Hometown: Fairfield, CT
Twitter: @juliechu13
Result: SILVER MEDAL

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