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Six months after tragedy, community paper helps Newtown to reflect and continue healing

Newtown — Six months ago today, the journalists at the Newtown Bee found themselves in unthinkable territory. Reporters at the community weekly newspaper rushed to the scene of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shootings that left 26 people dead in their town of just over 30,000. A presidential visit, a media firestorm and scores of […]

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Laptop? Starbucks? Excedrin? Train commuters: Get ready for Monday

Updated: Sunday, 10 p.m. Bridgeport — Commuters in southwestern Connecticut should brace for a headache of a commute Monday. And Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday ….. Metro-North will provide bus service to commuters who normally travel on the tracks between Bridgeport and South Norwalk starting Monday morning. But officials say there are not nearly enough buses to […]

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Waiting for the next storm,Part 2: Elderly and disabled on the waterfront

This is the second in a three-part series focusing on areas of Connecticut’s coastline that are vulnerable to flooding. In the first installment, we visited Morris Cove, one of New Haven’s most desirable neighborhoods. For this story, we headed to a very different residential area on the shoreline: Czescik Homes, a public housing complex for the […]

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Opposition grows to Bridgewater project; sweeteners added

Stamford — Gov. Dannel Malloy’s plan to pay Bridgewater Associates $115 million to move from Westport to his hometown’s waterfront has gotten a little sweeter for Stamford. The developer for the giant hedge fund’s new headquarters, Building and Land Technologies (BLT), recently agreed to pay for $5 million in improvements throughout the city. They include: Renovating a […]

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After Boston bombings, many transportation entities beefed up security

By: Georgia Lobb Photo courtesy of ConnDOT In light of the tragic marathon bombings in Boston, transportation authorities are taking extra precautions and urging travelers to help keep public transit safe. Last Monday’s act of violence prompted many transportation entities in New England to beef up security. After the attack, the Federal Aviation Administration mandated […]