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Connecticut Families Plan to Fight Relocation

The Supreme Court ruled this past week that local governments can seize private property for use in public projects. The decision paves the way for the city of New London, Conn., to proceed with an economic development plan. The ruling also means that seven families living in New London's working-class neighborhood of Fort Trumbull now face being forced from their homes. But the homeowners say the struggle is not over. Diane Orson of member station WNPR reports.

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Diane Orson is WNPR's local host for Morning Edition. She's also a reporter for WNPR, as well as a contributor to National Public Radio. Her stories are heard on Morning Edition, All Things Considered, Weekend Edition and Here And Now. Diane began at WBUR in Boston and came to Connecticut in 1988 as a co-producer for Open Air New England. She shared a Peabody Award with Faith Middleton for their piece of radio nostalgia about New Haven's Shubert Theater. Her reporting has been recognized by the Connecticut Society for Professional Journalists and the Associated Press, including the Ellen Abrams Award for Excellence in Broadcast Journalism and the Walt Dibble Award for Overall Excellence.
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