Fifty years ago, a massive flood devastated the city of Norwich, Connecticut.
In March of 1963, a dam at the city’s largest park collapsed and millions of gallons of water flooded the area, causing several deaths.
Author Wally Lamb grew up in Norwich. He's used the flood as a jumping off point for his latest novel, We Are Water. It's set in the fictional town of Three Rivers, based on Norwich and nearby New London and Willimantic
Connecticut’s two US Senators say Metro-North Railroad and New York utility ConEdison are not doing enough to prevent power problems like the one that disrupted service along the busy commuter rail line last month. The senators heard from the top officials at the two companies on Monday.
In this file image taken from video obtained from the Shaam News Network Thursday, Aug. 29, 2013, members of a chemical weapons investigation team take samples from the ground in the Damascus countryside of Zamalka, Syria.
Credit AP Photo/Shaam News Network via AP video, File
This year’s Nobel Peace Prize was awarded to the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons. The team is on the ground in Syria trying to dispose of the country’s chemical weapons stockpile. One of the tools in the OPCW’s arsenal is made in New York.
Connecticut Department of Transportation Commissioner James Redeker says it would cost at least $3 billion to upgrade infrastructure needed before trains on Metro-North railroad can go faster. Politicians and business leaders argue the investment would help the state's economy and ease traffic woes.