New Canaan Branch’s Summer Shutdown

Yet Another Metro-North Misstep “Talking Transportation” By Jim Cameron It’s going to be a rough summer for commuters from New Canaan as they cope with Metro-North’s shutdown of all trains on the New Canaan branch starting Tuesday May 30th to September 1st. TRACK WORK:  CDOT says it’s doing major track work on the branch, including […]

Call To Action:  No Cuts To Rail Service

“How To Kill A Train” “TALKING TRANSPORTATION” By Jim Cameron Our politician friends in Hartford are trying to kill mass transit in Connecticut, worsen our air quality and increase traffic, all in a move that contradicts public policy. They want to cut train service on Metro-North and Shore Line East railroads.  As early as this […]

Same Old Same Old

History Repeats Itself The View/From Stratford; Residents Rally To Save Village From a Split-Up The New York Times By Richard Weizel June 8, 2003 For more than a decade, Robert Blake and Joseph Vescey have lived only a few hundred yards from each other at the Oronoque Village in Stratford — Mr. Blake in what […]

Connecticut’s Drunk Driving Problem

Talking Transportation By Jim Cameron “Connecticut has a drunk driving problem.” Those are the words of CDOT (Connecticut Department of Transportation) Commissioner Garrett Eucalitto in testifying before the legislature recently. And boy, is he right. In 2020 our state ranked third in the nation in drunk driving deaths. And our lawmakers are not setting a […]

Bridge “Failure”?

Talking Transportation By Jim Cameron On a recent hot, spring afternoon I was waiting at a Metro-North station to pick up a friend arriving from NYC when the platform PA system made an ominous announcement: “Due to a draw bridge failure at Cos Cob the 4:28 train to New Haven is being held.” Drawbridge failure? […]

Work Zone Safety

Talking Transportation By Jim Cameron Visit the headquarters of the Connecticut Department of Transportation in Newington and inside the front lobby you’ll see a strange memorial:  orange safety cones draped in black.  It’s a tribute to the nearly 40 men and women of the CDOT who’ve been killed in recent years doing their jobs maintaining […]

The Citizens Election Program

The Soap Box By Timothy Bristol American political campaigns are some of the longest most expensive political campaigns in the world. The seemingly unending amount of money that flows through the American political system is equally problematic and necessary as candidates find themselves in a constant need to have a funding advantage over each […]

Center of Controversy

Center School Development By Barbara Heimlich Editor Stratford Crier The Stratford Town Council published a notice of a public meeting scheduled for December 12th with a Public Forum at 6 p.m. Followed by a regularly scheduled meeting at 7:00 p.m.  On the agenda for the regularly scheduled Town Council meeting under unfinished business and/or Old […]