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RAILROAD CREATING SECRET DOCUMENT ON PASSENGER RIGHTS

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CT RAIL COMMUTER COUNCIL SNUBBED BY METRO-NORTH What should passengers expect for their fare when they ride Metro-North? Heat? Lights? A safe ride? A seat? Since the July stranding of hundreds of passengers on a train near Westport, the CT Rail Commuter Council has been discussing riders’ expectations, codifying them into a proposed “Rail Passengers […] [Read More]
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No Child Left Behind Plan Doomed to Failure

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Excellent article by Randy Turner, an English teacher in Joplin, Missouri, on Huffington Post: – …Any law that fails to address the role poverty plays in education is doomed before the ink is dry on the president’s signature. When children are poor, hungry and living in homes without books, education becomes secondary in their lives… […] [Read More]
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RFK, JR. Changes His Tune on Fracking!

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Will John Larsen be next? From ThinkProgress via HuffPost by Robert F. Kennedy Jr.: (read the whole thing!) I sit on the New York State Governor Andrew Cuomo’s High Volume Hydraulic Fracturing Advisory Panel. I and the other panelists are charged with developing recommendations to the Commissioner regarding rules that will hopefully safeguard New Yorkers […] [Read More]
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More New Restaurant Listings – Perfect For Bookmarking

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I have posted comprehensive restaurant listings with links for several new communities: # Newtown Restaurants # New Milford Restaurants # Ridgefield Restaurants # Shelton Restaurants I have moved to A NEW PLACE, and updated, with many new listings and links, the comprehensive restaurant listings for: * New Haven Restaurants * Milford Restaurants In addition, I […] [Read More]
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Beyond Contempt

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Our wonderful outgoing Senator (from ThinkProgress): Last night, the Senate voted on one piece of President Obama’s jobs bill — $35 billion in funding for states to protect the jobs of teachers and first responders who might be laid off due to budget constraints. The measure failed to overcome a filibuster by a 50-50 vote. […] [Read More]
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New Report Highlights Need to Invest in Transportation

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Congressman Jim Himes (CT-4) has called attention to a report from Transportation for America that highlights the growing dangers and opportunities associated with Connecticut’s aging transportation infrastructure. The report found that over one million cars pass over defunct bridges in Southwest Connecticut every day. Rebuilding these bridges would make automobile traffic safer and create jobs. […] [Read More]
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Obama Should Be More Like Lincoln

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Great analysis from E.J. Dionne Jr. of the Washington Post: …The agitation of Occupy Wall Street begun to change the context of our discussion. Politicians and commentators who had been silent about economic inequality and the excesses of the financial sector are finally facing up to economic injustice and the irresponsibility of the financial elites. […] [Read More]
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Climate Change IS Real And Polluters Are Lying About It

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Some excerpts from this wonderful speech (from ThinkProgress Green): …Here in Washington we feel the dark hand of the polluters tapping so many shoulders. And where there is power and money behind that dark hand, therefore, a lot of attention is paid to that little tap on the shoulder. What we overlook is that nature […] [Read More]
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