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September 2016

Friday September 30, 2016 (Thanks to WPKN volunteers.)

In the news tonight: several new laws take effect in Connecticut October 1; with creepy clown sightings on Long Island, Riverhead schools and police are ‘aware and vigilant’; and, Suffolk Bancorp settles shareholder lawsuits, clearing path for vote next month on merger with People’s United.

Eight new Connecticut laws will take effect Saturday, covering a wide range of topics, from domestic violence and human trafficking to bedbugs and gift cards. A new batch of legislation typically becomes law every Oct. 1.

One of the laws prohibits individuals who have been told they are subject to a court-ordered temporary restraining order from possessing firearms or ammunition in the time leading up to their court hearing. The legislation was supported by advocacy groups representing domestic violence victims.

“When an instance of domestic violence rises to the point that a temporary restraining order is need…