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Economy
12:18 pm
Thu October 31, 2013

Stamford's "Hole in the ground" buyer plans hotel, apartments

A view of the 4.3-acre parcel purchased by developer Tom Rich and partners to develop a $100 million mixed-use project in downtown Stamford.
Credit Kaomi Goetz

Stamford Mayor Mike Pavia announced Thursday that there are finally plans to develop a downtown plot called Parcel 38, or as it’s locally known, “the hole in the ground.” He says the $100 million development fits Stamford’s future. 

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Pick your own!
12:30 pm
Sat October 19, 2013

Apple picking looking better than last year's lousy season

Credit AP Photo/Heather Ainsworth

It's another beautiful fall weekend, and for a lot of us that means an opportunity for apple picking. Last year was a terrible fall for the northeast’s apple harvest, and some orchards didn’t open for public picking at all. WSHU’s Craig LeMoult spoke with Brian Kelliher, chairman of the Connecticut Apple Marketing Board and the owner of Easy Pickens Orchard in Enfield, about how things are looking this year.

You can find a Connecticut orchard to visit here.

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Metro North New Haven line disruption
8:33 am
Mon October 7, 2013

Metro North failure was the result of a gamble gone wrong

Liquid nitrogen is poured into a pit where Con Edison works on power feeder lines in Mount Vernon, NY.
Credit Craig LeMoult

Regular train service resumed on Monday between Connecticut and New York City, almost two weeks after a power failure caused Metro North's New Haven Line to operate at nearly half its capacity.

Some are asking how the system was so vulnerable that a failure on a single power feeder line could cause such a problem. WSHU’s Craig LeMoult took a look at a gamble that was taken by the MTA, and what went wrong.

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Social Services
6:47 pm
Wed October 2, 2013

Four more board members leave embattled NEON

Four more board members of Norwalk's embattled anti-poverty agency NEON have resigned this week.  Exiting members point to deficits in management and financial reporting. 

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Developer pulls agreement
9:28 am
Wed October 2, 2013

Bridgewater move off the table, for now

On Tuesday night, the developer of Bridgewater Associates' proposed headquarters in Stamford withdrew a controversial license agreement needed to secure a deal for the hedge fund to complete its state-supported move from Westport to Stamford. 

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