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MTA agrees to review before major electrical work
10:38 am
Tue February 18, 2014

Heads of MTA, Metro-North in Hartford

A commuter stands beneath the New Haven train line schedule display in the main hall of Grand Central Station as hundreds wait after a power problem with Metro-North Railroad's computer system caused the suspension of service on the Hudson, Harlem, and New Haven lines, Thursday, Jan. 23, 2014, in New York.
Credit AP Photo/John Minchillo

Connecticut Governor Dannel Malloy met on Monday in his Capitol office with Metropolitan Transportation Authority Chairman Thomas Prendergast and new Metro-North President Joseph Giulietti.

Governor Malloy says one key decision was made at Monday's meeting. The MTA agreed that any major project conducted on the rail's infrastructure, that could potentially disrupt rail service, will be independently reviewed beforehand.

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Olympic Winter Games
2:31 pm
Mon February 17, 2014

Conn. and Long Island athletes competing in Sochi

A number of athletes from Connecticut and Suffolk County are representing the United States at the Olympic Winter Games. Several of them are tweeting from Sochi, and you can subscribe to a Twitter list of  them here.

Our local Olympians are:

Julie Chu, Ice hockey
Hometown: Fairfield, CT
Twitter: @juliechu13
Result: SILVER MEDAL

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Conn. DOT provides salt to needy towns
3:41 pm
Fri February 14, 2014

Conn. municipalities running out of road salt get state help

A line of plows clears a wintry mix of snow and sleet off an exit ramp off of Interstate 84 in Vernon, Conn.
Credit AP File Photo/Jessica Hill

Connecticut cities and towns running out of road salt are getting help from the state. Governor Dannel Malloy said the state began providing salt to needy municipalities at noon on Friday.

 

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Storm packs a financial wallop
2:51 pm
Fri February 14, 2014

Emergency declarations in Conn. may help pay for storm cleanup in New Haven

A snow shoveler walks down Wooster St. in New Haven, Conn. Clean-up was ongoing, and, a day after the storm, streets were still doing double duty with many sidewalks impassable.
Credit Mark Herz

Thursday’s storm put a strain on travel, commerce, and the ability of cities and towns to clean up after it. Snow emergency declarations in Connecticut’s second biggest city and by the state may help with the financial strain of the storm.

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Malloy, Cuomo declare snow emergencies
7:54 am
Fri February 14, 2014

Winter storm prompts state of emergencies in Conn., NY

Snow covering a parked car in Stamford, Connecticut. Fairfield County saw some of the largest snowfall amounts in the region, with over a foot of snow reported in some areas.
Credit Naomi Starobin

Connecticut Governor Dannel Malloy is requesting help from the White House and FEMA in an effort to  obtain  road salt to treat the state’s highways.  The governor said on Thursday that the state is running out of salt used in snow removal.

The winter storm also prompted New York Governor Andrew Cuomo to declare a state of emergency earlier in the day Thursday.  

Director of State Operations Howard Glaser says the emergency declaration is necessary for the state to help out local communities in these situations.

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