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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 CT Public Radio's Deputy News Director and Southern Connecticut Bureau Chief. For years, hers was the first voice many Connecticut residents heard each day as the local host of Morning Edition. She is a longtime reporter and contributor to National Public Radio. Her stories have been heard on Morning Edition, All Things Considered, Weekend Edition and Here And Now. She is the co-recipient of a Peabody Award. Her work 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.