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  • Homes Destroyed, People Missing And 767,000 Without Power After Irene

    Homes Destroyed, People Missing And 767,000 Without Power After Irene
    At least 25 homes in East Haven were destroyed, one person has died, others are missing and more than half the state is without power after Tropical Storm Irene tore through Connecticut Sunday. East Haven mayor April Capone said that at least 25 homes in...
  • New PB rail station looks like ones in Broward, Miami

    – All Aboard Florida's modernistic new train station is expected to help revitalize a ragged stretch of downtown between Clematis Street and City Place, officials said Monday as plans for the new stop were unveiled. Renderings show a 60,000-square-...
  • New rail station to pump up stretch of downtown WPB

    New rail station to pump up stretch of downtown WPB
    –All Aboard Florida's modernistic new train station is expected to help revitalize a ragged stretch of downtown between Clematis Street and City Place, officials said Monday as plans for the new stop were unveiled. Renderings show a 60,000-square-...
  • Seniors on the Go: Will U.S. railroad service ever get better?

    Seniors on the Go: Will U.S. railroad service ever get better?
    "I just returned from a trip to Europe, and really enjoyed riding the high-speed Eurostar and TGV. Why can't we have something like that here in the U.S.?" So asked a reader, and the fundamental answer is simple: The United States, as a nation, does not...
  • U.S. judge sentences Tunisian accused of link to Canada train plot to time served

    NEW YORK (Reuters) - A Tunisian man who prosecutors said had ties to a man accused of unsuccessfully plotting to derail a Canada-U.S. passenger train was sentenced by a U.S. judge to time served on Wednesday after pleading guilty last month to immigration...
  • BNSF, labor union reach tentative deal to allow train operations with 1 employee

    One of the largest U.S. railroads and one of the largest labor organizations representing railroad workers have reached a tentative agreement to allow one person to operate a train on routes protected by a new collision-avoidance system required by...
  • Del Mar opens, and horse racing is just part of the party

    Del Mar opens, and horse racing is just part of the party
    DEL MAR — It was still morning, but the line for drinks spilled out of the dining car as the Amtrak train snaked down the coast bound for Del Mar on Thursday. Summer in San Diego can't really start without the Del Mar opener and, for many on the...
  • Bridgeport Gets New Train Station, Westport Gets Renovated Pavilion

    Bridgeport Gets New Train Station, Westport Gets Renovated Pavilion
    BRIDGEPORT—Gov. Dannel P. Malloy visited Bridgeport for the second time in twenty-four hours on Wednesday to announce that the state will approve $2.75 million for the design phase of a new train station on Barnum Street. At a press conference...
  • Kevin Hunt: Rocky Hill Spa Closes: What About My Gift Card?

    Kevin Hunt: Rocky Hill Spa Closes: What About My Gift Card?
    Q: "My daughter gave me a birthday gift card worth $50 to a spa on the Silas Deane Highway in Rocky Hill. Several weeks ago, I tried calling to schedule an appointment and the phone was no longer in service. When I drove to the spa, the building space was...
  • On the Spot: What to do with accidents involving rental cars

    Question: On May 16, when we returned to our car parked at the Santa Barbara Amtrak station, a group of people was gathered in the lot. We were approached by a Santa Barbara police officer; someone had run into our car and fled the scene. The officer...
  • Plenty new to enjoy in Oceanside, Calif.

    Plenty new to enjoy in Oceanside, Calif.
    Oceanside rarely makes the list of best places for a Southern California beach getaway. This rough-around-the-edges town may not have the panache of La Jolla or the Rodeo Drive-ish allure of Newport Beach, but what it lacks in bells and whistles it...