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An M-8 rail car on the Metro-North Railroad's  New Haven line (file/credit: Patrick Cashin/MTA)

Metro-North Hopes To Ease Overcrowding In 2015

As more and more of the Metro-North’s M8 cars are rolled into service, commuters will see a decrease in overcrowding.

12/22/2014

President Obama speaks day after midterm elections (Credit: MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images)

Bridgeport Mayor’s Christmas Card Features President Obama With Family

The picture on the front page of the Connecticut Post: President Obama posing with the mayor of Bridgeport and his family on the mayor’s holiday card.

12/19/2014

Danbury Mayor Mark Boughton  (credit: Danbury Mayor's Office)

Municipalities Critical Of Connecticut’s Environmental Cleanup Plan

Most mayors and first selectmen around Connecticut are balking at the state’s environmental cleanup plan.

12/17/2014

A Connecticut Light & Power truck (credit: Michael Guerrera/WTIC)

State Regulators Approve CL&P Rate Hike

Flat fees on residential bills will rise from $16 a month to $19.25. CL&P had asked for approval from the Public Utilities Regulatory Authority to hike the rate to $25.50.

12/17/2014

FILE -- A sign for the National Office outside the Boy Scouts of America headquarters  in Irving, Texas. (credit: Tom Pennington/Getty Images)

Connecticut Jury Awards $7M In Boy Scouts Abuse Case

Lawyers for the man say the decision handed down Friday in Waterbury Superior Court was the largest verdict for compensatory damages against the Boy Scouts of America.

12/16/2014

Sign outside Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn. - Dec. 14, 2012 (credit: DON EMMERT/AFP/Getty Images)

Families Of Newtown Shooting Victims Sue Rifle Manufacturer

The families of nine of the 26 people killed and a teacher wounded two years ago at the Sandy Hook Elementary School filed a lawsuit Monday against the manufacturer, distributor and seller of the rifle used in the shooting.

12/15/2014

Hydrofracking (credit: Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Conn. Energy Official: Strained Natural Gas Supply Could Cause Hike In Price Of Power Resources

Cold weather brings a spike in demand for heating, and energy officials in Connecticut explain constraints on natural gas pipelines that supply power plants may force the region to rely on other, more expensive power resources.

12/12/2014

Footprints are left on a snowy sidewalk in downtown Brooklyn January 7, 2011. (Photo by Chris Hondros/Getty Images)

City Of Stamford Looking To Shift Legal Liability In Sidewalk Slip-And-Fall Lawsuits

The City of Stamford wants to shift legal liability and slip and fall lawsuits so that the city can’t be sued.

12/11/2014

Felicia Burl is charged with two counts of manslaughter in connection with a Nov. 7 crash in Stamford, Conn. (police: Stamford Police Department)

Woman Arrested In Stamford Crash That Left 2 Dead

Felicia Burl is accused of being at the wheel of a 2002 Nissan Altima that ran a red light near the Greenwich-Stamford line and slammed into a station wagon Nov. 7.

12/04/2014

An M-8 rail car on the Metro-North Railroad's  New Haven line (file/credit: Patrick Cashin/MTA)

Metro-North Says On-Time Performance Won’t Meet Goal

The president of Metro-North Railroad has told Connecticut Gov. Dannel P. Malloy that the commuter rail line cannot reach its target of 95 percent on-time service.

12/02/2014

A Connecticut Light & Power truck (credit: Michael Guerrera/WTIC)

Regulators Propose Slashing CL&P Rate Increase

A draft decision issued Monday by the Public Utilities Regulatory Authority reduces the amount sought by the utility by more than $100 million.

12/02/2014

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Broken Elevator At Stamford Senior Home Threatens Residents’ Thanksgiving Plans

Many senior citizens at the Eleanor Roosevelt House in the Springdale section of Stamford, Conn., will not be able to leave if they have Thanksgiving plans due to a broken elevator.

11/26/2014

A Connecticut Light & Power truck (credit: Michael Guerrera/WTIC)

CL&P: Upgrades Have Made System More Resilient

Among the systemwide improvements, the utility has performed extensive tree-trimming, CL&P spokesman Mitch Gross said.

11/26/2014

Connecticut state Sen. Andrew Maynard (credit: Connecticut Senate Democrats)

6 Weeks Before Next Session, Connecticut State Senator Still Recovering From Serious Fall

Sen. Andrew Maynard, a Democrat and assistant majority leader, suffered a serious brain injury in July following a fall at his Stonington home.

11/24/2014

Adam Lanza seen in 2005 at the age of 13. (Credit: CBS News)

Sandy Hook Elementary School Shooter’s History Reviewed In New Report

A Connecticut agency that investigated the background of the man who carried out the 2012 massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School is issuing a report on his mental health and educational history.

11/21/2014

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