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Metro North New Haven line disruption
4:56 pm
Mon September 30, 2013

Update on the status of Metro North's New Haven line

Credit Craig LeMoult

Troubles on Metro North have continued into a second week, but officials say things should be able to return to normal by next week. MTA officials estimate service should be fully restored by Tuesday, Oct. 8. Details on the power restoration from Con Edison are online here.

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New laws take effect
4:39 pm
Mon September 30, 2013

Stricter Conn. law against texting and driving take effect Oct. 1

Members of the Connecticut House of Representatives meet during the final day of session at the Capitol in Hartford, Conn., Wednesday, June 5, 2013
Credit AP Photo/Jessica Hill

Several new laws take effect October 1st in Connecticut.  One of them means it will cost you more if you get caught talking or texting on a hand held phone while driving.

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Development
4:03 pm
Mon September 30, 2013

BLT asks members of Finance Board, Harbor Commission to recuse themselves on license agreement

Audience members at the Stamford planning board meeting on a controversial license agreement on September 24, 2013 (file photo).
Credit Kaomi Goetz

  A controversial license agreement for a boatyard in Stamford could now have some mayoral candidates stepping away from the official vetting process.  

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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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