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Metro North New Haven line disruption
8:33 am
Mon October 7, 2013

Metro North failure was the result of a gamble gone wrong

Liquid nitrogen is poured into a pit where Con Edison works on power feeder lines in Mount Vernon, NY.
Credit Craig LeMoult

Regular train service resumed on Monday between Connecticut and New York City, almost two weeks after a power failure caused Metro North's New Haven Line to operate at nearly half its capacity.

Some are asking how the system was so vulnerable that a failure on a single power feeder line could cause such a problem. WSHU’s Craig LeMoult took a look at a gamble that was taken by the MTA, and what went wrong.

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Social Services
6:47 pm
Wed October 2, 2013

Four more board members leave embattled NEON

Four more board members of Norwalk's embattled anti-poverty agency NEON have resigned this week.  Exiting members point to deficits in management and financial reporting. 

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Developer pulls agreement
9:28 am
Wed October 2, 2013

Bridgewater move off the table, for now

On Tuesday night, the developer of Bridgewater Associates' proposed headquarters in Stamford withdrew a controversial license agreement needed to secure a deal for the hedge fund to complete its state-supported move from Westport to Stamford. 

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Metro North New Haven line disruption
10:58 pm
Tue October 1, 2013

MTA Board approves refund for Metro North New Haven line commuters

MTA Chairman Tom Prendergast speaks at a press conference Tuesday at Grand Central Terminal
Credit Craig LeMoult

The board of the Metropolitan Transportation Authority voted on Tuesday to offer commuters on Metro North’s New Haven line a refund to compensate for service difficulties since a power outage on the line last week.

MTA Chairman Tom Prendergast told board members that he considers the current power failure a one-off event, in terms of its magnitude and duration.

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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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