Friday, June 20, 2014
WPKN 89.5FM News Team
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In the news tonight: Former Connecticut Secretary of the State Susan Bysiewicz announces she will not pursue the Democratic nomination for state Senate, and Governor Andrew Cuomo announces New York state will loosen winery and craft brewery restrictions.
Article 2 | CT News – Democratic State Senate Nomination – Susan Bysiewicz
On Thursday, former Connecticut Secretary of the State Susan [BICE-uh-witz] Bysiewicz, announced she will not pursue the Democratic nomination for state Senate in a district where she does not live.
She announced she would be pulling out of the race for a seat in the 31st State Senate district after facing a nomination fight with a former aide to Senator Chris Murphy, Rob Michalik. Bysiewicz was making calls to measure support for a run that would have required her to quickly move into the district when the prospect of a nomination fight appeared. She was approached by Bristol Democrats, who were aware that she and her husband had looked at houses in Bristol.
Bysiewicz said she remains interested in public service, but that her return to the political stage will not come this year. Democratic town chairman of Bristol said that Bysiewicz told him she was discouraged by suggestions that her candidacy was opposed by Gov. Malloy and she faced competition from a former aide to U.S. Senator Chris Murphy.
Bysiewicz is a former five-term member of the House and three-term secretary of the state whose political career slid off the rails in 2010 when she explored a run for governor, only to settle on a campaign for attorney general.
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Article 3 | NY News – Governor Cuomo – Craft Breweries – Regulations & Restrictions
Shortly after announcing that New York State was loosening some of its restrictions on wineries, Governor Andrew Cuomo said the state will do the same for craft brewers.
The bill eliminates an additional permit required for breweries that want to offer pint tastings or sell growlers on site. In addition, the bill — which is expected to be approved by the end of the week — increases the production cap for small producers.
The announcement was the governor’s most recent in a string of legislative measures hoping to boost the burgeoning craft beer industry. And local brewers are toasting to that. Greg Martin, co-owner of Riverhead’s Long Ireland Beer Company, said, QUOTE
“Ideally, these end up creating less paperwork and lowering licensing fees. It’s definitely helping.”
The governor’s office expects the bill to give New York manufacturers greater opportunities to produce and market their products at lower fees.
Article 4 | NY News – Environment – D.E.C. – Cutchogue Creek
It has now been 10 years since the Cutchogue creek complex was closed to shell fishing, by the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation, due to water quality concerns.
The long closure has become a source of frustration for Southold Town’s shellfish advisory committee, which recently conducted a series of water quality tests to track the source of contaminants entering the creek system.
The study, which did not meet required minimum standards, analyzed coliform enumeration and used DNA testing to track the source of the bacteria aimed at helping the town better understand the types of contaminants entering the waterways and what can be done to mitigate them.
But the study has also largely reaffirmed committee members’ belief that the creeks should possibly be reopened, though the sample size is too small to ensure that.
Human fecal coliform bacteria were detected at Mud Creek, West Creek and New Suffolk, which could be the result of failed septic systems but might also be caused by disposable diapers that make their way into the water, and other sources, said Cornell storm water specialist Scott Wagemann. Human sources were the only type of bacteria detected.
Other sources of bacteria found in the samples were birds, wildlife and domestic animals.
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