Craig LeMoult

Senior reporter

Craig produces sound-rich features and breaking news coverage for WSHU’s Morning Edition and All Things Considered. His features have run nationally on NPR’s Morning Edition, All Things Considered and Weekend Edition, as well as on Marketplace. Craig has won a number of national and regional awards for his reporting, including the national Society of Professional Journalists Sigma Delta Chi award feature reporting in 2011, first place awards in 2012 and 2009 from the national Public Radio News Directors Inc. and second place in 2007 from the national Society of Environmental Journalists. Craig is a graduate of the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism and Tufts University.

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Esty says more infrastructure funding needed
6:31 pm
Tue April 15, 2014

Malloy lists upcoming transportation projects

Governor Dannel Malloy and Conn. Department of Transportation workers in Waterbury on Tuesday
Credit Craig LeMoult

Connecticut Governor Dannel Malloy announced the major projects planned for this year's construction season today. Malloy spoke at a rainy news conference along Interstate-84 in Waterbury, and said widening the I-84 corridor there is one of several projects that will share about $1.8 billion in state and federal transportation funds. Other projects include replacing the Q-Bridge in New Haven along I-95, rehabilitating a portion of the Merritt Parkway in Stamford and making various improvements along I-95 in Norwalk. U.S.

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Investment in wastewater treatment paying off
12:54 am
Mon April 14, 2014

Conn. & New York achieving nitrogen reductions in Long Island Sound

Crew on the John Dempsey lower a sensor into Long Island Sound to determine dissolved oxygen levels
Craig LeMoult

A report card released today by an environmental group gives Connecticut and New York pretty good grades for their efforts to reduce the amount of nitrogen pumped into Long Island Sound. The states have been working for a decade to reduce emissions of nitrogen coming from wastewater. Environmentalists say there’s still more to do.

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Stewardship Act would provide restoration funds
4:17 pm
Fri April 11, 2014

Murphy pushes Long Island Sound funding bill

U.S. Senator Chris Murphy of Connecticut at the beach in West Haven on Friday.
Credit Craig LeMoult

U.S. Senator Chris Murphy of Connecticut visited a beach in West Haven today to talk about efforts to continue restoration of Long Island Sound. Murphy is pushing for passage of the Long Island Sound Restoration and Stewardship Act.

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UConn women win 9th championship
12:41 am
Wed April 9, 2014

UConn wins championship, again!

Connecticut players leave the bench after the second half of the championship game against Notre Dame in the Final Four of the NCAA women's college basketball tournament, Tuesday, April 8, 2014, in Nashville, Tenn. Connecticut won 79 -58.
Credit AP Photo/Mark Humphrey

Tuesday night, just one day after the University of Connecticut men’s basketball team won the NCAA championship, the UConn women repeated the achievement. Both UConn and Notre Dame were undefeated for the season going into the game, but the Huskies stunned the Fighting Irish, winning by more than 20 points.

This marks an unprecedented ninth NCAA division one championship for the UConn women. And it’s only the second time a division one school has had both its men and women’s teams at the top in the same year. The last time that happened was in 2004 – also by UConn.

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Bomb plot suspect charged for immigration fraud
6:40 pm
Tue April 8, 2014

FBI says man living in Bridgeport plotted to bomb buildings, using model airplane

A man living in Bridgeport allegedly plotted to bomb a university and a federal building, by flying armed model airplanes at them. El Mehdi Smlali Fahti was arrested by the FBI on Monday.The affidavit says the FBI recorded  him repeatedly saying in Arabic that he planned to bomb a university outside of Connecticut, and a federal building and courthouse in the state, which the document says houses offices for Homeland Security Investigations. It does not specifically name which school or building were targeted.

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