Senators Richard Blumenthal and Chris Murphy of Connecticut and Kirsten Gillibrand of New York have joined with senators from six other states in asking the Department of Defense to reconsider a contract that purchases Russian helicopters for the Afghan Army.
Habitat loss since 1996 made it difficult for some of Connecticut's seventeen year cicadas to come out of the ground this summer. Cicadas emerged closer to the central part of the state in wooded areas, where food was more available.
Connecticut Governor Dannel Malloy has signed two energy measures into law that increase natural gas use in homes and businesses and revamp Connecticut's renewable energy policy to boost hydropower from Canada.
It's summertime and on Saturday nights on Long Island there are demolition derbies. Cars wrecking cars for the pure thrill of it. WSHU's Charles Lane recently went to a "demo" at Riverhead Raceway and he found out Long Island is the legendary home of the demolition derby. He brought back this audio postcard.