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Prepping for the next Sandy
10:16 pm
Sun October 27, 2013

Lawmakers race to keep ahead of house lifting boom

A Westhampton Beach home in the process of being permanently elevated.
Credit Charles Lane

After Superstorm Sandy communities high and dry for as long as anyone can remember suddenly found themselves under eight feet of water.  Post Sandy, a booming business in New York and New Jersey is house lifting.  Picking a house up and setting it on stilts or a higher foundation to protect it from a future storm surge.  But the rush to lift houses has regulators scurrying to catch up.  

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Conn. man among detained activists
9:42 am
Sun October 27, 2013

Friends, family show support for activist held in Russia

Signs showing support at Saturday's vigil for Greenpeace activists being held in Russia
Credit Tarice L.S. Gray

Nearly 70 people gathered in Norwalk, Connecticut on Saturday night to hold a candle-light vigil in support of a local man who is being held by the Russian government.

Environmental activist Peter Willcox is the captain of a Greenpeace ship. He and his crew were apprehended when they tried to put a banner on a Russian oil platform to protest drilling in the Arctic.

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Amicus brief in same sex marriage cases
6:09 pm
Fri October 25, 2013

Conn., N.Y Attorneys General argue against same-sex marriage bans in other states

Connecticut Attorney General George Jepsen
Credit AP Photo/Jessica Hill

The Attorneys General of Connecticut, New York and a dozen other states filed a brief Friday with a federal appeals court, arguing that same-sex marriage bans in Nevada and Hawaii are unconstitutional. 

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State Testing Blowback
4:50 pm
Fri October 25, 2013

NY education chief hears concern, eliminates 1 test

After criticism sharpens, Education Commissioner John King moves to eliminate one state test
Credit Charles Lane

  For the first time New York's Education commissioner John King is signaling there may be too much state testing.  King sent a letter to school administrators across the state Thursday saying that he will push to end at least one state test.  

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November 5th election
8:38 am
Fri October 25, 2013

Stamford mayoral candidates meet in last debate before election

Candidates (l to r) David Martin, John Zito, Kathleen Murphy, Michael Fedele
Credit Kaomi Goetz

The last debate of Stamford candidates for mayor took place at the Ferguson Library on Thursday evening. Candidates Michael Fedele, Kathleen Murphy, David Martin and John Zito  and  answered questions about the city budget, how they'd staff their cabinet, how Stamford should protect itself against future storms,  medical marijuana and other topics. The debate was sponsored by the League of Women Voters.

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