Twelve children and one adult were sent to the hospital Sunday after a ride at the Norwalk, Conn. Oyster Festival malfunctioned. None of the injuries were life-threatening. State and local officials are investigating the cause of the incident.
Tuesday is primary day in cities and towns across Connecticut and Suffolk County.
In Connecticut, 21 cities and towns are holding primaries. Among them, Democrats have mayoral primaries in New Haven, Stamford, East Haven, West Haven, Stratford, Norwich, and Norwalk. There’s a contentious Democratic primary in Bridgeport for Board of Education. Republicans also have primaries for First Selectman in Bethel, Killingworth, and Woodbury.
The closure of the lobster fishery in Long Island Sound beginning this weekend is intended to protect a small and threatened population of the crustaceans. Lobstermen and state environmental officials don't agree on what killed off the lobsters, but neither seem too optimistic about this new step making much of a difference.
A site that was once the largest illegal dump in Connecticut is going to be converted to an urban farm that officials say will produce 800,000 pound of fresh vegetables a year. The ground breaking for the project on the East Side of Bridgeport, Connecticut, took place on Friday.
There are two candidates in Tuesday's Democratic primary for Mayor of Stamford: City Representative David Martin and State Representative William Tong. WSHU's Teri McCready talked with Tong about his platform, starting with his views on fixing the achievement gap.