Governor amends school consolidation bill to “encourage” shared services; Duff, Looney bills dead


Regionalization bills and discussion and debate over them have been an incessant topic in Connecticut over the last few months. However, on Wednesday, Gov. Ned Lamont said he had taken concerns into consideration and was amending his own school service consolidation bill to reflect them. The discussion and debate began with the introduction of the first bill, SB 738, An Act … read more

Man killed on tracks near West Haven Metro North station Thursday morning

A 27-year -old man was killed early Thursday morning east of the West Haven Metro North station according to the MTA. Just after 6  a.m.  an unauthorized person on the tracks was fatally struck by an Amtrak train according to Nancy Gamerman of the Metropolitan Transportation Authority. The incident caused  train delays in and out of New Haven of up … read more

Metro-North to operate reduced schedule Wednesday

Passengers board a train at the Noroton Heights Metro-North Rail station Tuesday morning, April 14 — Aaron G. Marsh photo

Metro-North will operate a reduced weekday schedule with some combined/cancelled trains during the morning and evening peaks. A winter storm warning is in effect from midnight Wednesday through 4 a.m. Thursday. Heavy snow is expected with possible accumulations of 7 to 12 inches. Some areas in Fairfield County could see up to 14 inches. Hourly service will commence after 8 … read more

Hazardous weather issued for Fairfield County for Friday afternoon

The National Weather Service has issued a hazardous weather outlook  for southern Connecticut, northeast New Jersey and southeast New York Friday afternoon. Light snow is expected to develop late this afternoon into this evening. Generally, one to two inches is forecast and could result in slippery conditions during the evening commute. The weather is supposed to clear Saturday with a  … read more

Wind advisory in effect for southern Connecticut

The National Weather Service has issued a wind advisory for southern Connecticut from Tuesday morning through Wednesday at 2 a.m. Winds may be 20 to 30 mph with gusts up to 50 mph, developing this morning and continuing through the evening, ending from west to east at night. Strong winds can blow down limbs, trees, and power lines. Scattered power … read more

Darien resident joins forces with friend, advocate, supermodel to make sure: Every Mother Counts

As Mother’s Day approaches Sunday, we are reminded what being a mother means — the ups and downs, the sacrifices, the joy. What it should never mean is a death sentence. Yet in many countries, that’s exactly what it is. More than 300,000 women die throughout the world during childbirth, most in developing countries. The United States ranks 60th in … read more

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