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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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Conn. Superstorm Sandy recovery
6:23 pm
Tue October 29, 2013

Conn. state senator says the state is not doing enough for homeowners affected by Superstorm Sandy

A Connecticut state senator is using the one-year anniversary of Superstorm Sandy to criticize the Governor Dannel Malloy administration for not doing enough to help homeowners affected by the storm. Senator Len Fasano says the administration is actually hampering rebuilding efforts in his shoreline community. 

Election 2013
4:08 pm
Tue October 29, 2013

Norwalk Mayor Moccia, opponent Rilling face off Tuesday

Democratic mayoral candidate Harry Rilling and Republican Mayor Dick Moccia share a quick conversation before a debate at the Norwalk Inn Tuesday morning.
Credit Kaomi Goetz

Republican Mayor Dick Moccia and Democratic challenger Harry Rilling sparred over the city's progress on economic development, diversity on the city's boards and commissions, NEON and more on Tuesday at a breakfast event sponsored by the Norwalk Chamber of Commerce at the Norwalk Inn.  The four-term mayor says he's proud of his record; Rilling says more should've been accomplished over the last eight years. 

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Smart planting can save homes
10:39 am
Tue October 29, 2013

Coastal homeowners learning landscaping could help protect homes from storms

Sea walls fell and lawns collapsed in Madison after Hurricane Irene
Jan Ellen Spiegel

A year after Superstorm Sandy crashed into Connecticut's coastline, homeowners are still rebuilding and replanting. A new project is helping them make better choices about landscaping. A website, developed by Connecticut Sea Grant with the University of Connecticut can now help those owners figure out how best to protect their homes from storms and flooding.  It’s called the Coastal Riparian Landscaping Guide of Long Island Sound.

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