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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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Book Review
8:35 am
Tue October 29, 2013

Help for the Haunted

Help for the Haunted by John Searless

Just in time for Halloween, arts critic Joan Baum has this review of a book that will...haunt you.

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Conversation With Wally Lamb
8:07 am
Tue October 29, 2013

Historic Conn. flood central to new novel

We are Water by Wally Lamb

Fifty years ago, a massive flood devastated the city of Norwich, Connecticut.

In March of 1963, a dam at the city’s largest park collapsed and millions of gallons of water flooded the area, causing several deaths. 

Author Wally Lamb grew up in Norwich. He's used the flood as a jumping off point for his latest novel, We Are Water. It's  set in the fictional town of Three Rivers,  based on Norwich and nearby New London and Willimantic

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