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October 16, 2013

OP-ED | Is This Any Way to Run a Railroad?

by Rep. Gail Lavielle | October 16, 2013 5:30am

The recent disruption of Metro-North service raised several critical issues. An obvious one is the cost and inconvenience of disruptions for commuters. Another is their impact on rush-hour traffic congestion, and on road and rail transportation throughout the Northeast Corridor, which connects New England to the rest of the country.

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October 7, 2013

Merrill Lauds Judge’s Decision To Give Westport Candidates Ballot Access; Minor Parties Celebrate

by Brian Woodman Jr. | October 7, 2013 12:30pm

Courtesy of the Judicial Branch (Updated 4:46 p.m.) Secretary of the State Denise Merrill is lauding a judge’s order permitting a minor political party’s candidates to appear on the ballot in Westport and East Hampton’s municipal election despite their failure to comply with state election law.

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August 15, 2012

State Gives Loan, Tax Credits To Hedge Fund

by Christine Stuart | August 15, 2012 2:15pm

Photo Courtesy of DECD The hedge fund manages $130 billion in assets, has 1,225 employees, and will be receiving a $25 million forgivable loan and up to $80 million in urban renewal credits from the state for building a new corporate headquarters and creating 1,000 jobs within 10 years.

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June 11, 2012

Students Take Learning To The Streets To Defend Teachers

by Sarah Darer Littman | June 11, 2012 9:09pm

WESTPORT—Over 100 students gathered in front of Westport’s Staples High School this morning to protest the aspect of Public Act 12-116, An Act Concerning Education Reform, which requires annual performance evaluations of principals, administrators, and teachers, based upon a new standard of “effective practice” and a framework developed by the state’s Performance Evaluation Advisory Council (PEAC).

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