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By 2020 You’ll Need a ‘Verified’ Drivers License If You Want It for ID Before a Flight: Cameron on Transportation

Jim Cameron Jim Cameron 8-2-16
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Something like 1.73 million Americans board airplanes every day. Each of them must go through a very necessary screening by the Transportation Security Agency. But beginning in late January, a lot of passengers will be denied boarding because they don’t have the right kind of identification. (more…) Continue Reading →

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Year-Long Project on Merritt Parkway in Greenwich to Close Lanes Sometimes on Weeknights, Weekends

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For almost the next year, a stretch of the Merritt Parkway in Greenwich will have a new concrete barrier and construction vehicles entering and leaving at any time. There will be some lane closures overnight on the northbound-traffic side of the highway, between 9 p.m. and 6 a.m. The project isn’t scheduled to be completed until Nov. 27, 2018. (more…) Continue Reading →

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Think Gridlock on the Roads Is Awful? Wait’ll You Consider Political Gridlock: Cameron on Transportation

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Five words I never thought I’d write: “I feel sorry for Dannel Malloy.”

Sure, we’ve had our differences. And yeah, the governor does have the personality of a porcupine and the disposition of a bully, sometimes. But the man is not evil and he doesn’t deserve what’s happening to him now. Nor do we. (more…) Continue Reading →

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Twitter and One Man’s Complaint Get Results: Walk Signal Replaced at Tokeneke School

New walk light at Tokeneke School 12-10-17
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Twitter and other social media platforms are used as ways to influence government decisions all the time, too often with snark, insults, swearing and nasty comments. This is a totally different kind of story of one man’s success in getting results here on Darien. (more…) Continue Reading →

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Driving on an Area Highway This Week? Flying for the Holidays? Here’s What May Delay You

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You may find yourself delayed by closed lanes at certain stretches of Interstate 95 this week, and if you’re flying from LaGuardia airport for the holiday, you may find your airline is at a different terminal. Here’s what you should know: (more…) Continue Reading →

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Who’s Watching You in Your Car? The Authorities: Cameron on Transportation

Jim Cameron Jim Cameron 8-2-16
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“Here in my car, I feel safest of all

I can lock all my doors. It’s the only way to live, in cars.”

— “Cars”, Gary Numan  1979

You may feel that your car is your last private refuge in this busy world.  But there’s someone along for the ride:  Big Brother.  And you’d be surprised what he knows about you, thanks to modern technology. (more…) Continue Reading →

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The Bygone New Canaan Club Car on the Railroad: R.I.P., 1976: Cameron on Transportation

Jim Cameron Jim Cameron 8-2-16
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We all dream about traveling first class. Big comfy seats, real food and free drinks. This is the only way to fly. But did you know there used to be a handful of private, first-class “club cars” on the New Haven Railroad’s commuter trains? Among the most legendary was Car 5113 that ran from New Canaan from 1908 to 1976. Continue Reading →

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