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The truth behind Connecticut’s gas prices

Ever wonder why Connecticut’s gasoline prices are so high? Today, about 47 cents of every gallon you buy goes straight to the state of Connecticut. On July 1, 2013, gas prices will jump nearly 4 cents overnight — a record amount — thanks to a state tax very few people know about — the wholesale […]

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Connecticut lags in use of Sandy relief

As Connecticut’s shoreline continues to struggle after Superstorm Sandy pummeled it seven months ago, tens of millions of dollars in federal assistance the state is eligible for has not reached those who need it. Some of the delay can be attributed to Congress, which took months to  approve Sandy aid. Some is due to the […]

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Laptop? Starbucks? Excedrin? Train commuters: Get ready for Monday

Updated: Sunday, 10 p.m. Bridgeport — Commuters in southwestern Connecticut should brace for a headache of a commute Monday. And Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday ….. Metro-North will provide bus service to commuters who normally travel on the tracks between Bridgeport and South Norwalk starting Monday morning. But officials say there are not nearly enough buses to […]

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Rail chief says service to resume Wednesday

First the good news, and then the good news: Not only was the Monday commute in lower Fairfield County reasonable, but the president of Metro-North said full train service will return Wednesday morning. “We are confident that the reconstruction work, inspection and testing will be completed in time for a normal rush hour on Wednesday,” […]

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With reservations, Sandy relief plan OK’d

Connecticut legislators today approved a state plan to use $72 million in federal Storm Sandy relief money primarily to rehabilitate housing that was damaged during the storm last November. But many expressed reservations, referring to the plan’s lack of detail and the delay in getting funds to those who have been waiting for months. “How soon will […]

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Opposition grows to Bridgewater project; sweeteners added

Stamford — Gov. Dannel Malloy’s plan to pay Bridgewater Associates $115 million to move from Westport to his hometown’s waterfront has gotten a little sweeter for Stamford. The developer for the giant hedge fund’s new headquarters, Building and Land Technologies (BLT), recently agreed to pay for $5 million in improvements throughout the city. They include: Renovating a […]

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Laughing at public transit

By: Georgia Lobb Last summer, I took public transportation almost every day in Boston. Without fail, every time I rode, I’d see a total oddity. It seems like you can’t ride a subway or train these days without seeing something alarming. Whether it’s a woman eating mayonnaise out of a jar, an old man reading […]

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After Boston bombings, many transportation entities beefed up security

By: Georgia Lobb Photo courtesy of ConnDOT In light of the tragic marathon bombings in Boston, transportation authorities are taking extra precautions and urging travelers to help keep public transit safe. Last Monday’s act of violence prompted many transportation entities in New England to beef up security. After the attack, the Federal Aviation Administration mandated […]