Bill Buchner

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Voters flood Connecticut town clerks for absentee ballots, recruiting lawyers and law school students to volunteer as poll workers, and violent crime drops on Long Island.

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The kids who really want (and need) to get back to school. Also, a Connecticut nursing home closes and cashless tolls like it or not.

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Educators who work with kids with special needs say they lose more than learning when schools go virtual. They lose access to key human interactions. Going back to school amid the pandemic this month for in-person learning is a challenge for kids, teachers and educators.

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Video shows cops spit on a Democrat in Connecticut. Also, football is still off, and a chat with out-of-power Republicans in New York.

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The deadline to participate in the 2020 U.S. Census count is on September 30. That’s a month early, because of a Trump administration decision that’s being fought in federal court. Community groups are hard at work on eastern Long Island to improve participation.