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"Best of bad situation"
5:13 pm
Mon October 21, 2013

Report: Bellone budget has $50 million in risk

Steve Bellone says 65% of his cost cutting is real reoccurring savings, not one-shot revenues. File photo
Credit Charles Lane

Independent budget analysts for the Suffolk County Legislature say County Executive Steve Bellone's budget next year has a potential $50-million hole in it.  But the analysts say it makes the best of the county’s fiscal problems that have built up over the years.  

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NY casino gambling amendment
4:41 pm
Mon October 21, 2013

Siena Poll finds NY voters influenced by wording of gambling amendment

A poll released on Monday finds the positive wording of a November ballot amendment to expand gambling in New York State is influencing voters.  The poll finds a majority of New York voters support the amendment. 

Pick your own!
12:30 pm
Sat October 19, 2013

Apple picking looking better than last year's lousy season

Credit AP Photo/Heather Ainsworth

It's another beautiful fall weekend, and for a lot of us that means an opportunity for apple picking. Last year was a terrible fall for the northeast’s apple harvest, and some orchards didn’t open for public picking at all. WSHU’s Craig LeMoult spoke with Brian Kelliher, chairman of the Connecticut Apple Marketing Board and the owner of Easy Pickens Orchard in Enfield, about how things are looking this year.

You can find a Connecticut orchard to visit here.

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Terrorism on the South Shore
3:16 pm
Fri October 18, 2013

2nd LI man arrested on terrosim charges

The US Attorney’s Office arrested a Brentwood, Long Island man this morning on charges of attempting to join Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula.   This is the second similar arrest this year.

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Book Review
8:15 am
Fri October 18, 2013

Revolution & the Making of a Choreographer

Balanchine & the Lost Muse: Revolution & the Making of a Choreographer by Elizabeth Kendall

Many books have been written about choreographer George Balanchine. Arts critic Joan Baum has this review of a new book that focuses in on a unique aspect of the artist's life.

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