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March 2017

Friday March 31, 2017 (Thanks to WPKN volunteers Gretchen Swanson and Mike Merli.)

In tonight’s news: Connecticut lawmakers consider banning crumb rubber on playgrounds; New York state will receive a $32.5 million settlement from Volkswagen; and, the Suffolk County Legislature approves $2 million for a sports complex at Suffolk County Community College’s Riverhead campus.

A bill that would prohibit the installation of crumb rubber ground cover on Connecticut’s municipal and public playgrounds was in limbo this afternoon waiting for the remaining members of the Planning and Development Committee to vote for it.

The first vote on the bill, which had already passed the Children’s Committee, was tied early Friday afternoon when lawmakers recessed the Planning and Development Committee.The vote was going to be held open until 5pm.
Senator George Logan (Republican – Ansonia) said he couldn’t support the bill because he thought it was “premature” to ban …