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Metro-North Safety
10:03 am
Mon December 16, 2013

Senators: Federal Railroad Administration underfunded

Passengers exit a Metro-North train at New York's Grand Central Terminal (file photo)
Credit AP Photo/Richard Drew

U.S. Senator Richard Blumenthal of Connecticut and Charles Schumer of New York say the Federal Railroad Administration only has enough funding for 1% of the safety measures they say are needed to make trains safe.

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Newtown victims remembered
9:39 pm
Sun December 15, 2013

Vigil honors those lost to violence this year

Candles are lit at Christ the Healer church in Stamford on Sunday
Credit Sara Karl

Loved ones lost to violence were honored at a candlelight vigil in Stamford on Sunday. The event featured a special memorial to Newtown, with music and rituals from different faiths.

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Human development banned in 24k acres
4:27 pm
Sun December 15, 2013

NY approves largest land preserve in generation

Hudson River Gorge Wilderness about 4-hours north of Long Island near Indian Lake
Credit AP Photo/Carl Heilman, II

A New York State panel voted Friday to create a vast new 24,000 acre wilderness area along a remote stretch of the upper Hudson River, about four hours north of Long Island.  The land had been owned by a logging company and environmentalists feared that remote stretches of the upper Hudson might be sold for resort or second-home development.  This decision by the Adirondack Park Agency commission sets aside a sprawling area of wild rivers, pristine lakes, and forests where most human development will be banned.   

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1 year later
2:45 pm
Sat December 14, 2013

Conn. bells ring, commemorating Newtown victims

The Basilica of Saint John the Evangelist Roman Catholic Church in Stamford, Conn.
Credit Naomi Starobin

  Bells rang at 9:30 on Saturday morning at The Basilica of Saint John the Evangelist Roman Catholic Church in Stamford, Connecticut, and other churches and institutions, in memory of those  killed at Sandy Hook Elementary School a year ago.

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Sandy Hook Promise, a year in
2:18 pm
Sat December 14, 2013

In Newtown, making promises to transform a tragedy

Mark Barden and Nicole Hockley testify on assault weapon legislation during a Senate Executive Committee hearing at the Illinois State Capitol Monday, May 20, 2013.
Credit AP Photo/Seth Perlman

In the year since the shootings at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, some in that community have been working to turn that tragedy into a moment of transition. The group Sandy Hook Promise is both a support group for families and an advocate for ending gun violence.

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