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The boardwalk on Milford's Walnut Beach is still waiting for repairs after Sandy.
Mike Gambina
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Jun 18, 2013
Click here to read more in the Connecticut Mirror and view a photo gallery of damage in Milford after Sandy.  As the region prepares for a new hurricane season, Connecticut’s shoreline is still suffering from the devastation of previous storms. Irene and Sandy have changed the nature of coast... read more
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Jun 18, 2013
For months after the Newtown school shootings last December, area shops and restaurants struggled to find customers in the Sandy Hook neighborhood. That trend may finally be reversing as a number of new businesses open up. I’m standing at the doorway of Foundry Kitchen and Grill, a new restaurant in the Newtown neighborhood of Sandy Hook. Back in March this place was still under construction. Now, it’s buzzing with diners, even during lunch hour in a district that’s lost one of its major... read more
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May 23, 2013
Metro-North railroad has announced it will restore full service to the New Haven line on Wednesday. While many commuters heeded pleas to avoid rush hour travel on Monday, some didn’t have a choice or decided to brave it anyway -- including me.  After biking to New Haven’s Union Station at 7 a... read more
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May 23, 2013
Read more in the Connecticut Mirror at ctmirror.org. Last Friday’s train crash showed the need for more investment in mass transit in Connecticut. In addition, new data reveals that Americans’ driving habits are changing, especially among younger people. Transportation advocates say it’s time... read more
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May 15, 2013
Coastal towns in Connecticut are already gearing up for another hurricane season less than a month away. This is the second of a three-part series... read more
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May 15, 2013
This is the third in a series of stories examining vulnerable areas on our shoreline. For more pictures and information visit the Connecticut Mirro... read more
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May 14, 2013
As the region struggles to recover from Superstorm Sandy, the next hurricane season is less than a month away. Here in Connecticut officials have t... read more
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Apr 29, 2013
(Read more in the Connecticut Mirror at ctmirror.org).  Controversy is heating up over a plan by the hedge fund Bridgewater Associates to move from Westport to Stamford - with the help of taxpayer dollars. But Stamford officials are under increasing pressure to get it done. Ever since Gov... read more
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Apr 9, 2013
It’s been five months since Superstorm Sandy devastated the tri-state area. And now, New York, New Jersey and Connecticut are working on preparing for the next storm. Congress has allocated some money for that purpose, but very little of that will go to Connecticut. After the FEMA dollars are... read more
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Apr 9, 2013
Four months after tragedy struck in the Sandy Hook neighborhood of Newtown, businesses there are struggling to recover from a lack of visitors. The... read more
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Mar 14, 2013
Governor Dannel Malloy says the state's $115 million investment in the hedge fund Bridgewater was made to save jobs in the state.  But the incentive plan to move the company from Westport to Stamford has drawn criticism from groups that say theConnecticut is sidestepping state and local policies.... read more
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Mar 11, 2013
As Connecticut’s coastal cities struggle to rebuild after Superstorm Sandy, it’s not clear how much money they’ll have to fortify themselves against future storms. For properties in floodplains that’s a particular concern. Residents of a public housing complex on Norwalk’s waterfront have been wa... read more
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Feb 21, 2013
When the city threatened to tow all the cars on my street after the blizzard, I went into full-on panic mode. I paid a guy with a snow plow thirty... read more
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Feb 20, 2013
 Many of Bridgeport’s residents are complaining that city plows never made it to their streets after last week’s blizzard. But once the snow melts,... read more
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Feb 15, 2013
  As the state continues to remove historic amounts of snow from roads, no one yet knows what the price tag will be. One thing is certain: It will have an impact on the state’s transportation budget. The budget proposal Governor Dannel Malloy announced last week included fare increases on... read more
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Feb 11, 2013
  Governor Malloy’s proposed budget includes some bad news for commuters, including bus-riders. Some transportation advocates say Malloy is cutting too much money at a time when transit ridership is at an all-time high and infrastructure is crumbling.  A ride on the public bus costs $1.25... read more
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Feb 7, 2013
There’s already a lot of skepticism about the state’s $115-million deal with Bridgewater to move the world’s largest hedge fund’s headquarters from... read more
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Feb 7, 2013
Aging infrastructure is taking its toll on Connecticut’s sewer treatment plants. But in Stamford, that problem has been coupled with years of misma... read more
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Feb 7, 2013
Many of Connecticut's sewer treatment plants are in need of upgrades because of aging infrastructure.  But in the city of Stamford, some observers... read more
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Jan 29, 2013
A New Haven legislator plans to introduce a bill that would reinstate tolls in Connecticut. While that could help pay for badly-needed transportation fixes, it’s a complicated proposition. It’s been almost exactly 30 years since a tractor-trailer plowed into cars waiting at a Stratford toll b... read more
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