Democratic N.Y. State Senate Majority Leader Andrea Stewart-Cousins
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New York State Senate Leader Tells Cuomo To Resign

The leader of the New York State Senate, Andrea Stewart-Cousins, is calling on Governor Andrew Cuomo to resign, and the Assembly Speaker said the governor should consider voluntarily stepping down, after two new allegations of inappropriate behavior from more women over the weekend. But Cuomo said he has no plans to voluntarily leave office, and he said he has too much important work to do to let the accusations “distract” him.

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Yale Researchers Investigate Mental Health Through 'Happiness App'

Researchers at Yale are taking a new approach to try and understand mental health. A smartphone app allows people to play games, learn about scientific research and help psychologists uncover an equation for happiness.

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Biden Faces 'Balancing Act' Advancing Clean Energy Alongside Labor Allies

In mid-February — barely a month into his term — President Biden gathered 10 union leaders in the Oval Office. The meeting lasted two hours. "Every once in a while as president you get to invite close friends into the Oval," Biden said, laughing. He added: "These are the folks that brung me to the dance." As a candidate, Biden pledged to be the most labor-friendly president ever. And unions are a key part of Biden's political coalition. But now, with his coronavirus relief bill moving through...

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A committee of Connecticut lawmakers passed resolutions last week that would allow voters to decide if they want early voting and no-excuse absentee ballots. Now, President Joe Biden has signed an executive order expanding access to voting rights.

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The Town of Riverhead, Long Island, has filed a suit against three companies for allegedly contaminating the town’s drinking water supply.

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The City of Bridgeport, Connecticut, is now accepting bids to rehab a main commercial road in Black Rock. That’s after the city paused the project due to an FBI investigation into potential contract steering in the public facilities department in 2019.

Lt. Gen. Darryl Williams, West Point's superintendent, told U.S. House members at a committee hearing this month that the cadets who cheated on a virtual calculus exam will be held accountable.
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Leaders at the U.S. Military Academy in West Point, New York, will allow most of the students involved in a major cheating scandal to remain at the prestigious school.

Senate Majority Leader Charles Schumer, D-N.Y.
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Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer said the $1.9 trillion federal coronavirus relief and stimulus bill approved by Democrats in his chamber will send $100 billion in aid to his home state of New York.

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Researchers at Yale are taking a new approach to try and understand mental health. A smartphone app allows people to play games, learn about scientific research and help psychologists uncover an equation for happiness.

Democratic N.Y. State Senate Majority Leader Andrea Stewart-Cousins
Mike Groll / AP

The leader of the New York State Senate, Andrea Stewart-Cousins, is calling on Governor Andrew Cuomo to resign, and the Assembly Speaker said the governor should consider voluntarily stepping down, after two new allegations of inappropriate behavior from more women over the weekend. But Cuomo said he has no plans to voluntarily leave office, and he said he has too much important work to do to let the accusations “distract” him.

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Of all the many devices we have found to distract ourselves during the epidemic, radio is surely one of the most accessible, flexible and reliable. It is everywhere, and it is absolutely virus-free. No mask or distancing is required to listen to Morning Edition, and you don’t even have to wash your hands afterwards. You don’t even have to look at your radio while you listen to it. In the old days, before television came into our lives, my parents did watch the radio because it was a handsome and expensive piece of furniture, and I think they felt it was only polite to face towards it when somebody was speaking. But really, it’s not necessary. It’s true that everyone on the radio is exceptionally good looking, but we are invisible, so you can’t be distracted by our beauty. As we have all discovered with Zoom and Skype, visibility is not always an asset.

Conn. Gov. Ned Lamont
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Connecticut Governor Ned Lamont has eased some COVID-19 restrictions. He has eliminated indoor dining capacity limits for restaurants and increased the capacity for sports and entertainment venues beginning March 19.

C19: A Call For Cleaner Water In Schools

Mar 5, 2021
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Long Island schools have some of the worst fountain water in the state, the COVID-19 relief package could be a big help to Connecticut, the latest on the Thomas Valva case in Suffolk County, and New York Governor Andrew Cuomo could be stripped of emergency powers today.

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