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  • Metra: Freight derailment snarls SouthWest Line service

    Metra: Freight derailment snarls SouthWest Line service
    Metra's SouthWest Line trains are on the move again through the Fuller Park neighborhood where a freight train derailed this morning, but delays of up to 90 minutes plagued the evening rush hour, according to Metra. “We want commuters to know...
  • Doug Aitken's 'Nomadic Happening' calls on artists to hop the train

    He is best known as a video artist, but Doug Aitken has a thing for "happenings." He brought street musicians and famous singers together for a "pop rally" at New York's Museum of Modern Art. He turned a barge in Greece into a floating theater for...
  • A View Of The Sea For All To See

    A View Of The Sea For All To See
    Connecticut is not exactly known for having long, walkable stretches of shoreline. Not unless you want to be arrested for trespassing on someone's private beach or jetty. But there is a place where you can walk along a beach on Long Island Sound for...
  • New Train Service Beats Beach Traffic

    It's disheartening, on a summer Sunday evening in Southeastern Connecticut, to see I-95 jammed with cars, a fuming swath of barely perceptible movement, while the railroad tracks along the shore are all but empty. For those stuck in their cars, it is...
  • Joe Biden: Vice president of the nation, but king of the eulogy

    WASHINGTON – Say what you will about Vice President Joe Biden – the man can deliver a eulogy. Just ask him. “I’ve spoken at more eulogies than I’d like to remember,” he said Wednesday at a service for Frank R....
  • New Shiloh's Rev. Dr. Harold A. Carter Sr. remembered at funeral

    New Shiloh's Rev. Dr. Harold A. Carter Sr. remembered at funeral
    An overflow crowd at the funeral Friday of the Rev. Harold A. Carter Sr., a well-known Baltimore pastor, heard him described as a man with a "mandate on his life to shine." The outpouring of fellow clergy and laity filled New Shiloh Baptist Church in the...
  • Metrolink lines in Orange County closed after death on tracks

    Metrolink lines in Orange County remained closed Friday morning after a freight train fatally struck a person on the tracks near the Norwalk station, officials said. The victim was struck about 4:45 a.m. by a Burlington Northern Santa Fe train, which...
  • A Secret Shoreline Preserve At Stony Creek

    A Secret Shoreline Preserve At Stony Creek
    I once believed the Connecticut shoreline had nothing to offer except for the "bigs" - state parks like Hammonasset, Harkness Memorial and Bluff Point. And then I discovered places like East Haven's Farm River State Park, Guilford's Chittenden Park and...
  • Maglev would transform Baltimore

    Maglev would transform Baltimore
    It's easy to be cynical about the idea of a magnetic levitation train whisking riders from Baltimore to Washington in 15 minutes. The technology, though not new, still sounds fanciful. The costs of even such a small system are enormous, the commercial...
  • BART strike: What are my commute options?

    BART will offer free parking and limited charter bus service to the thousands of commuters affected by Monday’s worker strike. Bay Area Rail Transit workers began forming picket lines early Monday morning after the last trains were put to bed....
  • Police find missing boy struck by train in Essex

    Police find missing boy struck by train in Essex
    A 10-year-old boy was seriously injured after being struck by an Amtrak train in Essex on Sunday, Baltimore County police said Monday. The boy was taken by his father to MedStar Franklin Square Medical Center before medics could arrive, and police on...