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Connecticut's Pleasure Beach Reopens For 1st Full Summer In 19 Years

BRIDGEPORT, Conn. (CBSNewYork/AP) — A barrier beach is reopening for its first full summer season in 19 years.

Bridgeport Mayor Bill Finch announced Saturday that Pleasure Beach, a city-owned, 71-acre park on the Long Island Sound, will be open weekends in May and then open all week in June from 10 a.m. 261 more words


Connecticut Senate To Vote On Bill Banning Variable Electric Contracts

HARTFORD, Conn. (CBSNewYork/AP) — The Senate is expected to pass legislation banning variable-rate electric contracts for residential customers.

A coalition of Democratic and Republican senators announced Wednesday they have reached a compromise on the bill, which is being backed by AARP Connecticut. 245 more words


Connecticut High School Committee Deems 6 Dresses Inappropriate For Prom

HARTFORD, Conn. (CBSNewYork/AP) — Shelton High School officials say their review of prom dresses this week has turned up just six that will not be allowed at Saturday’s dance. 281 more words


NTSB: Amtrak Train Accelerated 30 MPH Within About 1 Minute Before Wreck

PHILADELPHIA (CBSNewYork/AP) — In a period of just over a minute, an Amtrak train accelerated from 70 mph to more than 100 mph before it skipped the tracks and crashed in Philadelphia this week, according to the National Transportation Safety Board. 1,907 more words


Connecticut Business Leaders Say State Democrats’ Budget Plan Will Be A Disaster

FAIRFIELD, Conn. (CBSNewYork) — Business leaders from Fairfield County heard from state lawmakers, Republican and Democrat, about their parties’ budget plans.

As WCBS 880’s Connecticut Bureau Chief Fran Schneidau explained, they did not like what they heard from Democrats who control both houses of the state legislature. 172 more words


Connecticut Lawmakers To Hear From Metro-North President At Operations Briefing

HARTFORD, Conn. (CBSNewYork/AP) — Connecticut lawmakers will be briefed on the Metro-North Railroad’s operations Monday.

Metro-North Railroad President Joseph Giulietti will address members of the General Assembly’s Transportation Committee on a wide variety of topics during a forum planned at the Legislative Office Building. 304 more words


'Monsignor Meth' Kevin Wallin Sentenced To 5-Plus Years For Drug Distribution In Connecticut

HARTFORD, Conn. (CBSNewYork/AP) — A suspended Roman Catholic priest in Connecticut has been sentenced to more than five years in prison for running a meth distribution ring. 300 more words