Connecticut

Metro-North safety
9:47 am
Thu December 19, 2013

Conn. lawmakers suggest looking elsewhere for rail operator

Commuters stand in the doorway of a Stamford bound train at Grand Central Terminal in this file photo.
Credit AP Photo/John Minchillo

Issues facing Metro-North railroad were the focus of a public hearing on Wednesday.  Members of the Connecticut General Assembly's Transportation Committee voiced concern about recent incidents, including two derailments, a power failure, and the death of a track foreman.

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Metro North
12:20 pm
Sat November 23, 2013

Conn. commuter advocate Cameron resigns

Jim Cameron, who announced he's retiring from the Connecticut Metro-North Rail Commuter Council, speaking to the Westport Rotary Club
Credit John Hartwell

  Jim  Cameron, long time advocate for rail commuters, has announced that he'll resign.

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School life
9:12 am
Mon October 14, 2013

Greenwich teens trying to stop bullying after schoolmate's suicide

Elias Frank is a senior at Greenwich High School who started the student group GHS Connections.
Kaomi Goetz

It’s been nearly 7 weeks since Greenwich High School sophomore Bart Palosz shocked his community by taking his own life. His family and friends say he was a victim of years of bullying at school. Two seniors at the school are among a group of students who are trying to prevent that from happening again. We   met up with them at Binney Park in Greenwich to find out how they’re trying to make a difference. 

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Tanning "addiction"
6:18 pm
Tue October 1, 2013

New Conn. law limits tanning bed use

Credit AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli

A recent study found that 1 in 7 people in Connecticut who have been diagnosed with skin cancer said they continued to use indoor tanning equipment after their diagnosis.

The study was by Yale University, and was published in the Journal of the American Medical Association. It was part of the reasoning for a change to Connecticut law that took effect October 1st, restricting who can use indoor tanning equipment.

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Labor numbers
6:47 pm
Thu September 19, 2013

Labor numbers show some gains, some losses in Conn. and Long Island

The Connecticut Labor Department says the state’s unemployment rate in August remained unchanged from July at 8.1 percent. The report shows a loss of 6,000 jobs, but the Labor Department says that's because of a miscalculation last month in their seasonal adjustment of the labor numbers.  Long Island’s private sector lost 600 jobs in August compared to July. But the New York Department of Labor says that’s an improvement in the long-term. Over the prior 10 Augusts, the losses averaged 3,000.

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