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Private parties on Long Island Sound tax U.S. Coast Guard

The U.S. Coast Guard unit stationed in New Haven has the job of patrolling Long Island Sound for drug smugglers and terrorists. But it also is deployed to enforce safety perimeters around dozens of private parties every year, many of which include fireworks displays over the water. Continue Reading →

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Metro-North, MTA sought delay of federal safety rules

Washington – Crisis-plagued Metro-North and its parent company sought to delay and weaken proposed federal safety measures that could have helped prevent some of the accidents the rail company suffered in the past year. Less than two weeks before a foreman was killed by a train, Metro-North pressed the Federal Railroad Administration to delay a safety rule requiring trains to slow to 25 miles per hour when passing a work site. Continue Reading →

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