Superstorm Sandy clean-up
2:03 pm
Wed July 23, 2014

Federal officials award grants to clean shoreline debris from Superstorm Sandy

In this Oct. 29, 2012 file photo, storm surge hits a small tree as winds from Hurricane Sandy reached Seaside Park in Bridgeport, Conn. Water from Long Island Sound spilled into roadways and towns along the Connecticut shoreline, the first signs of flooding from a storm that delivered a devastating surge of seawater.
Credit Jessica Hill / A.P.

Nearly two years after Superstorm Sandy, several Northeastern states, including Connecticut and New York, are receiving $4.7 million in federal money to track down and remove debris, including boat remains, docks, and construction material.  The grants were awarded by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.

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Business
9:41 am
Wed July 23, 2014

LI businesses pledge to hire more veterans

More than  a dozen Long Island businesses have signed a pledge to hire more veterans.  The New York Mets, the utility company National Grid and the medical supply company Henry Schein are some of those business. 

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Renaissance let Americans "shoulder more in taxes"
6:37 pm
Tue July 22, 2014

LI hedge fund dodged $6B in taxes

Renaissance co-CEO Peter Brown testifying before the US Senate.

Federal lawmakers grilled executives from Setauket-based Renaissance Technologies over allegations it evaded some $6 billion in taxes over the last 14 years.

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Surplus up from a month ago
5:54 pm
Tue July 22, 2014

Conn 2014 fiscal year surplus revised upward to $121 million

Connecticut Gov. Dannel Malloy, left, talks with Vermont Gov. Peter Shumlin during a break at the New England Governors and eastern Canadian Premiers 38th annual conference, Monday, July 14, 2014, in Bretton Woods, N.H.
Credit AP Photo/Jim Cole

Connecticut Democratic Governor Dannel Malloy announced on Tuesday that the state ended its fiscal year in June with a $121.3 million budget surplus. The surplus is now nearly four times what the Malloy administration had projected just a month ago.

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Politics
6:23 am
Tue July 22, 2014

NJ Gov. Christie greeted by protests at Conn. campaign event

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, right, greets Connecticut Republican gubernatorial candidate Tom Foley before they visit patrons at a diner in Monday, July 21, 2014, in Greenwich, Conn.
Credit AP Photo/Jessica Hill

Republican Governor Chris Christie of New Jersey was greeted by protestors on both sides of the gun control debate on Monday evening near a GOP campaign fundraiser in the Belle Haven neighborhood of Greenwich, Connecticut.

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Education
6:10 pm
Mon July 21, 2014

Stamford schools look at racially disproportionate use of discipline

16-year-old Kalik Artis-Hall of the Stamford Academy
Credit Tarice L.S. Gray

According to a report from Connecticut's Department of Education, between 2007 and 2012, black students were nearly four times as likely to be suspended or expelled from school as white students.

School officials in Stamford, Connecticut have started to do something to change that.

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Book Review
5:23 pm
Mon July 21, 2014

Baby Girl Doe

The author of a new murder mystery, set in Montauk on the east end of Long Island, says woman are "cooler" than men in lead roles.  Arts Critic Joan Baum sees how that plays out in Baby Girl Doe.

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health
4:38 pm
Mon July 21, 2014

New medical demands from patients with congenital heart defects

Doctor John Fahey (left) and Doctor Robert Elder (right) reviewing a Congenital Heart Defect patient's ultrasound echo.
Credit Brian Scott-Smith

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, roughly 2.5 million people around the country live with congenital heart defects or CHD's.

With advances in medical science, people with CHD's are living longer and this is creating new challenges for the medical establishment.

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WSHU Media Sponsorships
11:06 am
Mon July 21, 2014

Lime Rock Park

Lime Rock Park

Since 1983, the East Coast's premier vintage racing and concours event has been the Historic Festival weekend at Lime Rock Park, held annually on Labor Day weekend.

Historic Festival 32 is Thursday, August 28 through Labor Day Monday, September 1, 2014

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David Bouchier 7/21/14
10:41 am
Mon July 21, 2014

The Funny Side

My father and uncles all loved a good joke, or even a bad one. But I can’t tell jokes, or even remember them, which has been a lifelong source of frustration. A friend of mine who was a born raconteur could keep a whole dinner table in an uproar of laughter for hours with his stories, and I would sit there thinking I must remember that one, I must remember that one. Now I can’t remember any of them, except for a few that are too politically incorrect to repeat.

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