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Sag Harbor Cinema Rebuild A True Community Effort

The rebuilding of the Sag Harbor Cinema is still underway after a fire gutted the historic theater over two years ago. The Sag Harbor Partnership bought the building for $8 million. The structure was bulldozed, and the group sought millions to rebuild the 83-year-old cinema.

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In Midst Of Opioid Crisis, FDA May Block New Addiction Drug From Market

More than 130 people in the U.S. die of an opioid overdose every day. One of the most effective ways to save lives is to get those struggling with addiction treated with medication to stop their cravings. But a loophole in federal law might block at least one new opioid-addiction drug from coming to market for years. Many patients have to try several medications before finding one that works for them and that they can stick with. "It's important to have multiple different treatment options...

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How Disney Princesses Influence Girls Around The World

Many academics and parents have said that Disney princesses are "bad for girls" because they are defined by their appearance – and they often must be rescued by men rather than act on their own (see: Sleeping Beauty and Snow White). Sociologist Charu Uppal in Sweden has another concern – the fact that many classic Disney princesses are white and Western. Uppal has been studying the effects of Disney princesses on girls internationally since 2009. In a world where Disney's TV channels are...

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President Trump has ordered some 1,500 troops to the Gulf region to serve a "mostly protective" purpose for American forces and interests.

Trump made the announcement to reporters on the White House lawn before boarding Marine One.

In a Pentagon briefing on Friday, Vice Adm. Michael Gilday, the director of the Joint Staff, would not say where the additional troops would be sent, other than that they would not be heading to Iraq and Syria.

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The Long Island Power Authority is suing the Town of Huntington, claiming it overpaid taxes on its Northport power plant by hundreds of millions of dollars due to an inflated assessment by the town. LIPA wants the plant's assessment to be reduced and to recover the money it says it overpaid. 

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Connecticut Democrats will take action on a bill to create a state public option for healthcare coverage before the state legislative session ends in 11 days. Republicans say they’ve not been consulted.

Under The Radar Legislation, Part II

May 23, 2019
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Pot, tolls, teacher pensions and taxes were, and remain, the big headlines these last few weeks. But what about the measures flying under the radar in the Connecticut and New York legislatures? New York wants to follow Connecticut's lead and put an end to ghost guns, including those that are 3D-printed; there's a push to replace income tax with a payroll tax in Connecticut; and an expansion of the use of the prevailing wage, which may prevail in New York. Our guests:

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The second hearing on sexual harassment in New York state government will be held Friday in New York City. Ahead of the hearing, a group of former legislative staffers who say they have been victims of harassment joined lawmakers to introduce bills to strengthen New York’s laws.

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U.S. Senator Richard Blumenthal from Connecticut says the state will benefit from the annual Defense Department budget passed by the Senate Armed Services Committee.

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Investigators have found no evidence so far of terrorism or a hate crime following the fire at a New Haven mosque.

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Actor Paul Rudd says he supports a Connecticut group campaigning for safer firearm storage.

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The 32 fourth graders in Mirtha Sebelen’s class on Long Island see a lot of red and blue. Sebelen color codes everything she writes on her whiteboard. She uses the red marker for Spanish, blue for English. Studies show this dual language model is what New York schools should use to teach English learners. But most don’t.

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The shooting of an 18-year-old Latino man by Wethersfield, Connecticut, police, as well as a rise in similar fatal pursuits, has urged state officials to consider new restrictions on how police engage in vehicle chases.

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