Connecticut

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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One issue: wanting to know medical history
5:22 am
Sun April 27, 2014

For Conn. adoptees, the possibility of finding birth parents

Karen Caffrey, Holly Harlow and Carol Goodyear of Access Connecticut, a nonprofit supporting a Conn. bill that would give some people who were adopted access to their birth certificates
Credit Davis Dunavin

Connecticut lawmakers are considering a bill that would allow people who were adopted to see their original birth certificates. This wo  uld change the way the state has handled adoptions for decades. 

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Suspect is a 16-year-old boy at the school
11:07 am
Fri April 25, 2014

Maren Sanchez, high school student, dies in stabbing at Jonathan Law High School in Milford, Conn.

Police car parked in front of Jonathan Law High School in Milford, Conn. of Friday.
Credit Craig LeMoult

  4/27/14 Update on suspect:

A teenaged boy charged with stabbing a fellow high school student to death on the day of their junior prom is being held in a hospital under psychiatric evaluation where he will likely remain for two weeks, one of his attorneys said Saturday.

The name of the 16-year-old suspect was not officially released.

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how to talk to lawmakers
6:41 pm
Tue March 18, 2014

Activists learn how to lobby in Hartford

Some Connecticut residents concerned about social justice issues were at the state Capitol in Hartford  to learn about how to lobby their lawmakers. The activists are concerned about several bills being considered in the legislature this year.

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Economy
10:43 am
Wed March 12, 2014

Black-owned businesses struggling in Conn.

Jere Eaton, owner of PrintabiliTees, says black business owners lack support and mentors.

Black-owned businesses are one of the fastest growing segments of the nation's economy. In Connecticut,  economists paint a different picture. Small businesses owned by black people account for little more than 4% of all small enterprises, while black people make up 12% percent of the population. Many struggle to get established and compete in the state's economy.  But some towns with significant African American populations are trying to change that. 

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