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August 2016

Wednesday August 31, 2016  (Thanks to WPKN volunteers.)

In the news tonight: Sikorsky Aircraft cuts 150 jobs; anti-war activist Medea Benjamin speaks in New Haven; Suffolk County signs on to green energy program for business; and, Suffolk Bancorp sets shareholder vote on merger with People’s United.
Sikorsky Aircraft is cutting 150 jobs, the bulk of which are in Connecticut, Paul Jackson, a company spokesman said Tuesday. The layoffs include 109 employees from Sikorsky’s Connecticut workforce of about 8,000 workers.

Tuesday was the last day on the job for all of the workers Sikorsky laid off. The workers received severance benefits, including employment transition assistance. “Although difficult, this action is necessary to ensure we remain competitive in the marketplace, secure future business opportunities, and keep our infrastructure appropriately aligned with customer demands,” Jackson said in a statement.

The decision to lay off Sikorsky workers was…