Eastern Connecticut is the weakest link in the New England Central Railroad, which is made up of nearly 400 miles of freight rail from the Port of New London to the Canadian border. That’s about to change with a federal grant of more than $8 million to bring eastern Connecticut’s portion of the tracks up to national standards.
The state expects the improvements to create $130 million in economic benefits over 30 years from heavier loads of freight and new business.
President Barack Obama raises the hand of Connecticut Gov. Dannel P. Malloy, right, during a rally at Central High School in Bridgeport, Conn. Sunday, Nov. 2, 2014. emocratic city in an effort to re-elect Malloy in Tuesday's midterm election where he will rematch with GOP candidate Tom Foley.
On Friday, Connecticut Republican gubernatorial candidate Tom Foley downplayed the significance of President Barack Obama’s visit to Bridgeport on Sunday to stump for his Democratic rival Governor Dannel Malloy.
The latest Quinnipiac University released on Wednesday shows Foley and Malloy in a dead heat.
Foley, a Greenwich businessman, says he’s not expecting that the president’s visit will help sway the vote in Connecticut.
Michael McDermott will let the phone ring and ring. But when his lawyer calls, he stops talking mid-sentence.
"Hold on this is our lawyer," McDermott says, "Hey Gary, any word?"
The newly minted head of the Libertarian Party of New York weaves in and out of traffic in this last week before election day. Before the phone rang he was cataloging the many obstacles for his party before election day--like getting on the ballot, and staying on the ballot.
Police in Stamford say they believe two human skulls that were found Thursday at a garbage transfer station in the city were likely purchased from a catalog.
Stamford police traced the skulls back to a home in Fairfield, and interviewed the elderly father of a man who had the skulls until he passed away recently. Lieutenant Diedrich Hohn of the Stamford Police says the father described his son as mentally ill. He said his son was a fan of the occult, Satan and witchcraft. Hohn says police found a catalog advertising human skulls for sale.