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Election 2013
5:00 am
Fri October 18, 2013

Norwalk mayor's race heats up but voter turnout is key

Norwalk Mayor Dick Moccia (left), Challenger Harry Rilling (right)
Credit Kaomi Goetz

The upcoming mayoral election in Norwalk pits a former police chief against his former boss, the city’s current mayor. Despite their longtime working relationship, Democrat Harry Rilling is hoping voters see the differences between himself and Republican Mayor Dick Moccia. Election officials say turnout will ultimately decide the election. 

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A "treasure box" at Yale
6:38 pm
Thu October 17, 2013

Once controversial, now beloved: Yale's Beinecke Library celebrates 50 years

Six stories of rare books and manuscripts behind glass at Beinecke Library
Beinecke Rare Book & Manuscript Library

This week marks the 50th anniversary of Yale University’s Beinecke library. It’s a world-renowned repository of rare books and manuscripts. WSHU’s Mark Herz toured the now-beloved library with its director, E. C. Shroeder. Schroeder said the modernist cube made up of large marble squares—and surrounded by gothic and neo-classical buildings—was once controversial.

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Suffolk Politics
6:06 pm
Thu October 17, 2013

Bellone uses merger plan as political tool

Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone
Credit Charles Lane

Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone said Thursday he will try again to merge the county offices of treasurer and comptroller.  After his first attempt was derailed on a technicality Bellone is turning his second attempt into a somewhat unusual campaign issue for Democrats.  

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Privacy vs. Right to Know
10:24 am
Thu October 17, 2013

Hearing on victim privacy showcases debate over the release of crime scene evidence

A Connecticut task force reviewing ways to balance victims' privacy with the state's open records law held its third public hearing in Hartford on Wednesday.

Representatives of the Media urged the task force not to clamp down on information related to crime scenes, saying the public has a right to know what happened and how police handle incidents.

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Government
9:47 am
Thu October 17, 2013

Conn., NY congressional delegation relieved over last minute deal

Members of Congress from Connecticut and New York say they're relieved after they helped flip the government's lights back on and avoid a default.

Matt Laslo reports the sixteen day government shutdown not only frayed the nerves of furloughed federal workers and contractors in the region, it also frayed the Republican Party.

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