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Lighthouse Point Park in New Haven, Conn.
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Reports from WSHU's Tom Kuser, Ebong Udoma, Dan Katz, Bill Buchner, Ann Lopez, Davis Dunavin, Cassandra Basler and Anthony Moaton.

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Connecticut To Continue Funding Pre-K Expansion

Aug 15, 2017
Elaine Thompson / AP

Connecticut plans to continue funding a pre-K expansion program despite the lack of a state budget.

Sait Serkan Gurbuz / AP

U.S. Senator Richard Blumenthal, D-Conn., has announced a $300,000 federal grant to help prevent opioid abuse by teenage girls in Connecticut.

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The actor Robert Mitchum was one of classic Hollywood’s most recognizable and most sinister faces. Mitchum was born one hundred years ago this month in Bridgeport, Connecticut. WSHU’s Davis Dunavin reports on how his life and screen persona lined up.

Tracy Brown / Save the Sound via AP

Connecticut has a new Soundkeeper. His name is Bill Lucey. Lucey grew up in Wilton, Connecticut. As a child, he fished the Long Island for flounder and blue snapper. He dug for clams along its shores. Now he will work to keep the waters of the Sound clean for the next generation.

Jessica Hill / AP

Connecticut Governor Dannel Malloy is again warning that some of the state’s wealthier communities may see cuts to state aid for public education if lawmakers fail to reach a budget agreement before the end of the month.

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