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  • Power Company Cancels Contract With Tree-Trimming Firm

    Connecticut Light & Power Co. has ended its contract with a tree-trimming company involved in a train crash Monday and a fatal accident earlier in the month when a worker was killed by a falling branch. "We have canceled our contract with Trees Inc....
  • Grand opening held for new transportation center at Bob Hope Airport

    Grand opening held for new transportation center at Bob Hope Airport
    Officials applauded the grand opening of a new $112-million transportation center at Bob Hope Airport in Burbank on Friday, called by many a significant step toward linking multiple types of transportation with the airfield. The 520,000-square foot...
  • From the Boathouse: We all live in a Virginia submarine

    Ahoy after returning from the Big Apple! My show manager, Brenda Barnes, and I had a great time visiting New York City to attend the radio industry's Talkers New York 2014, held at the India House Club. The gathering was well attended, since the fall...
  • Metra missing the train on Wi-Fi access

    Metra missing the train on Wi-Fi access
    As Metra searches for a way to offer wireless Internet access for its increasingly tech-savvy riders, a new study concludes the amenity could help soothe customers irritated by late trains and boost ridership. Laptops, tablets and other devices that...
  • 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...
  • Sell The Rail, Bridge Mess To Uncle Sam For $1

    Rail commuters along the shore have become used to delayed trains, lack of seats and annual fare hikes. They aren't happy, but have no real alternatives to get to their jobs. But adding insult to literal injury, now they have to contend with a 118-year-...
  • Jonathan Lee Riches lawsuit logjam has bright side

    Everybody needs a hobby, and it's a shame that authorities are picking on Jonathan Lee Riches just because he has found a way to pass the lonely hours out there in the rolling hills of Centre County, especially if he is unable to see much of that...
  • Successful Super Bowl in the snow could plow way for other cold-weather cities

    Successful Super Bowl in the snow could plow way for other cold-weather cities
    When Rob Rogers woke up the morning of Dec. 8 and looked at an ominous weather forecast predicting several inches of snow or the threat of freezing rain, he knew exactly where he wanted to be. The 24-year-old Hampden resident rushed to his computer,...
  • Marking Grand Central's Centennial, Just In Time

    The time to appreciate Grand Central Terminal is on a weekday morning. The sheer energy, the dizzying movement, the frenetic ballet of striving, driving hustle, it all feeds the soul. To paraphrase "New York, New York," you want to be a part of it. I...
  • Federal tax benefit for transit users to shrink Jan. 1

    Federal tax benefit for transit users to shrink Jan. 1
    Thousands of Maryland bus and MARC train riders could pay more for their commute starting in January after Congress failed to renew an expiring tax credit that rewards mass transit use. Current federal law allows bus and rail commuters to withhold up to...