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More than 400 people overdosed on opioids, like heroin and painkillers, last year in Connecticut, but an addiction psychotherapist in Westport is hoping that a new time-released treatment can help opioid users get clean.

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Connecticut State police are investigating the death of a UConn student on Sunday morning at the Storrs campus. Officials say Jeffny Pally, a sophomore from West Hartford, was struck and killed by a university fire vehicle.

Office of Bridgeport Mayor Joseph P. Ganim / Twitter

The mayor of Connecticut’s largest city says he balanced the city’s budget within the first six months of his term. Bridgeport Mayor Joe Ganim says he did this by selling land and collecting overdue taxes, among other things.

Ganim says he inherited a $20 million budget deficit from his predecessor Bill Finch. Ganim is a former mayor and ex-convict. He defeated Finch in a heated primary last year. Av Harris, Ganim’s spokesperson, alleges Finch didn’t tell Ganim about the deficit.

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On Election Day, towns on Long Island’s East End will vote on whether or not to extend the Peconic Bay Region Community Preservation Fund for 20 more years.

Nassau Financial Board: County Must Cut Deficit

Oct 17, 2016

The Nassau Interim Finance Authority, or NIFA, says Nassau needs to cut its projected 2017 budget deficit from $100 million to $60 million or it will impose its own cuts.