Valley News

Bolstered Rail Service Could Be Around Bend

Listen to Maggie discuss this story with Vermont Public Radio’s Mitch Wertlieb on the Jan. 24 broadcast of Morning Edition.

By Maggie Cassidy
Valley News Staff Writer

White River Junction — Rail enthusiasts and regional planners turned out to a hearing Wednesday night to advocate for more frequent stops along two passenger rail routes to connect Boston with Montreal and southern Connecticut, while several attendees with Claremont ties urged for that city to be included in the loop. Continue reading

Valley News

Series: Rest Area Construction Plagued by Problems

Work Not Finished at Hartford Rest Area (Aug. 2, 2012)

Hartford — The public debut of the rebuilt Interstate 91 southbound rest area has been pushed back — again — into September, state officials said this week, as a new subcontractor began the process of replacing bathroom tiles that the state had deemed inadequate.

Project Manager Joe Aja, with the Department of Buildings and General Services, said yesterday that Anthony Mion & Son, Inc. of Schenectady, N.Y. had begun the retiling process earlier this week.

Bob Rea, director of the regional district that includes White River Junction for the Department Building and General Services, told the Valley News in June that there were “aesthetic” issues surrounding the original tiling of the facility’s three bathrooms. Continue reading