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State bonds $22 million for Bpt. development
4:54 pm
Fri September 27, 2013

Conn. approves state bonds for Bass Pro Shop store in Bridgeport

Governor Dannel Malloy addressing an audience at the site of the proposed Bass Pro Shops store in Bridgeport in July 2012.
Credit File photo/Ebong Udoma

Connecticut's Bond Commission unanimously approved a $22 million financing package on Friday for a planned Bass Pro Shops store that would anchor a Bridgeport waterfront development. This means construction can begin on the Steel Point peninsula development that’s been on the drawing board for more than 25 years.

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Metro-North train troubles
6:05 pm
Thu September 26, 2013

Commuters try to make the best of Metro-North problems

Diesel powered trains are taking commuters from Stamford to Grand Central.
Credit Craig LeMoult

Commuters faced another day of aggravation on Metro North Thursday following a loss of power for the trains, and it’s not yet clear when things might return to normal. Some train riders took things in stride, but that will likely become more difficult if the problems continue for weeks.
 

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Healthcare
2:07 pm
Thu September 26, 2013

Uncertainty as Affordable Care Act enrollment nears

Danielle Williams of Access Health CT at a recent Healthy Chat forum in New Haven.

  

 Connecticut and New York residents can start to enroll for health coverage under the Affordable Care Act on Oct 1. They’re two of 14 states plus the District of Columbia managing their own healthcare exchange, or marketplace. 

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Service disrupted on the New Haven line
6:58 pm
Wed September 25, 2013

Metro North commuters asked to make alternative arrangments

Commuters wait on a crowded platform at the Stamford, Conn. train station
Credit Kaomi Goetz

 

  An electrical power failure has crippled service on the nation's second largest commuter railroad. Only 30 percent service is currently available on Metro North New Haven line between Stamford, Connecticut and Grand Central Terminal in New York City
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Metro North New Haven line disruption
4:51 pm
Wed September 25, 2013

Malloy says Metro North disruption could last up to 3 weeks

Governor Malloy discussing the Metro-North outage at the Disaster Operations Center on Wednesday
Credit CT-N

Connecticut Governor Dannel Malloy says the electrical problems that disrupted service on Metro North's New Haven line between Stamford and Grand Central Terminal could continue to be a problem for as much as three weeks.  

The Governor spoke at a press conference at the Emergency Operations Center.

Metro North spokesman Aaron Donovan says there’s usually a second cable that could serve as a backup, but Wednesday morning’s outage came at a bad time, because that second cable is currently out of service for an upgrade.

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