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Housing
12:46 pm
Thu January 2, 2014

Connecticut Plagued by a Soaring Foreclosure Rate

Stratford resident Holly House attends a clinic to prevent foreclosure sponsored by fair housing advocates in Bridgeport, Conn. last month.
Credit Kaomi Goetz

Last month, foreclosure filings sunk to the lowest number since the housing crisis began eight years ago. Home prices are up nationwide. But the recovery isn’t being felt everywhere. In fact, in some states like Connecticut, foreclosures are soaring.   

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1 year later
2:45 pm
Sat December 14, 2013

Conn. bells ring, commemorating Newtown victims

The Basilica of Saint John the Evangelist Roman Catholic Church in Stamford, Conn.
Credit Naomi Starobin

  Bells rang at 9:30 on Saturday morning at The Basilica of Saint John the Evangelist Roman Catholic Church in Stamford, Connecticut, and other churches and institutions, in memory of those  killed at Sandy Hook Elementary School a year ago.

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Metro North
12:20 pm
Sat November 23, 2013

Conn. commuter advocate Cameron resigns

Jim Cameron, who announced he's retiring from the Connecticut Metro-North Rail Commuter Council, speaking to the Westport Rotary Club
Credit John Hartwell

  Jim  Cameron, long time advocate for rail commuters, has announced that he'll resign.

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Courts
4:40 pm
Thu November 21, 2013

Skakel released from prison after more than 11 years

Defense attorney Hubert Santos and Michael Skakel (right) stand at the podium as Santos makes a short statement following his client's release from custody outside the Connecticut Superior Court in Stamford Thursday.
Credit Kaomi Goetz

Kennedy cousin Michael Skakel walked out of the Connecticut Superior Court in Stamford Thursday after posting a $1.2 million bail. A judge granted bail after his 2002 murder conviction was thrown out. WSHU’s Kaomi Goetz attended the hearing and has more.

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Stamford Public Schools
4:49 pm
Wed November 13, 2013

As Stamford considers 5th graders to middle school, New Canaan shows model

Yesterday we aired a story about how Stamford school administrators are currently considering the option of moving its fifth graders to the middle schools because of an oncoming space crunch. The idea has been criticized by many parents who say their children aren’t ready. But the option isn’t that radical. One nearby school district successfully made the transition nearly 20 years ago. 

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