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Some customers happy, others inconvenienced
6:17 pm
Wed February 5, 2014

Shoppers have mixed reaction to CVS dropping tobacco sales

The CVS in downtown Stamford is one of more than 7,600 of the company's drugstores that will stop selling tobacco in October.
Credit Craig LeMoult

Shoppers at a CVS pharmacy in downtown Stamford had a mixed reaction Wednesday to the news that the national chain plans to stop selling tobacco products at its more than 7,600 drugstores nationwide.

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Winter weather strikes again
5:52 pm
Wed February 5, 2014

Another round of snow (and ice) hits region

Karma Gurung shoveling snow at Natural Frontier Market in Stamford on Wednesday
Credit Craig LeMoult

For the second time this week, a winter storm has hit the northeast, slowing commutes and causing accidents.

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Reimbursements rate deemed too low
5:46 pm
Wed February 5, 2014

Obamacare not yet accepted at Stony Brook

Stony Brook Hospital is one of two New York hospitals not accepting any insurance plans offered under the Affordable Care Act
Credit Charles Lane

Two New York hospitals say they still have not yet reached deals with insurance companies participating the state's new health insurance exchange.  But one of them, Stony Brook University Hospital, says a deal is imminent.  Much of the struggle is over low reimbursement rates.

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Olympian is also and Army Sergeant
10:28 pm
Tue February 4, 2014

Long Island luger to slide at Sochi

Sgt. Matt Mortensen of Long Island will compete in luge doubles for Team USA at the 2014 Olympic Winter Games in Sochi, Russia.
Credit Courtesy Photo/U.S. Department of Defense

When the United States delegation marches into the Opening Ceremonies of the Olympic Games in Sochi on Friday, one athlete representing the country in the sport of luge will be 28 year old Matthew Mortensen of Huntington Station, on Long Island. He spoke with WSHU’s Craig LeMoult Igls, Austria, where he’s training.

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Technology
4:44 pm
Tue February 4, 2014

Westport, Conn. teen creates phone app that predicts school closings with 84% accuracy

Know Snow app creator Scott Pecoriello, 17, of Westport, Connecticut.
Credit Scott Pecoriello via wildaboutweather.com

A Westport, Connecticut teen has developed a mobile phone app that’s predicting school closings in Fairfield County with 84 percent accuracy.

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