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The Hartford CourantState Sen. Art Linares, R-Westbrook, is joining residents mobilizing to oppose to the state Department of Transportation's plan to double fares on its historic Connecticut River ferries. Linares, in a strongly worded letter to DOT Commissioner James P....
The first passenger train rides of the season roll Saturday out of the Hoosier Valley Railroad Museum in North Judson. Why not combine it with a hike or bike ride along the nine-mile, paved North Judson Erie Trail, a former railroad bed that runs between...
One woman died and 10 people were hurt Friday when a freight train collided with a rural transit bus in Evans City, Pa., about 25 miles north of Pittsburgh. The force of the impact threw the bus into a nearby ravine; passengers on the bus ranged in...
Allentown may never return to the good ol' days of Hess's or Leh's department stores. But it is changing in a different form. Naysayers and haters said Coca-Cola Park would never work. It became the most popular Triple-A minor league baseball stadium...
Tags: Coca-Cola Co., Sports, Baseball
ReporterA vintage locomotive is on the rails in Roanoke, preparing for a weekend of steam excursions. The Southern 630 was restored by the Tennessee Valley Railroad Museum in Chattanooga. The museum has partnered with Norfolk Southern for the railroad's...
The Hartford CourantThe original plan was to walk along the banks of the Connecticut River on the abandoned Valley Railroad in Middletown and search for bald eagles. I had visions of an eagle perched high on a dead tree or picking at a fish along the icy river, but all I...
Tags: Middletown, Manchester, Haddam, Northeast Utilities
William Alexander, president of the Chamber of Commerce of Chambersburg (Pa.) and burgess of the town, conceived the idea of the first flight over Chambersburg in 1911. The Chamber contracted Paul Peck, exhibition pilot for the Rex Smith Airplane Co., to...
Sometimes, communities go in search of salvation. They sense the future is slipping away and they take desperate steps in an attempt to avoid irrelevance. Sometimes, salvation is a new facility; sometimes, a new industry or community redesign. Here, in...
TV WatchersWhen the ArtsQuest Center at SteelStacks in Bethlehem opened, ArtsQuest turned to the Lehigh Valley's own Lou Reda Productions in Easton to produce a documentary that showcases the site's historic and cultural significance. Now you can own a copy of......
Lehigh Valley ParentingIf you want to introduce a child to a museum, there is no better day than Saturday - Smithsonian Magazine’s Museum Day Live when many museum open their doors for free to those with a downloadable ticket. Nine museums in the Lehigh Valley are...
Time stands still for no one. Before long, we'll be shopping for fall fashions and school supplies. But there's time for a late-summer escape. We've come up with four destinations that, while you might never have heard of them, are engaging and...
According to James Cagney's portrayal of George M. Cohan, the premier entertainer in all of American history, it took only 45 minutes by train to get from New York City's Broadway to New Rochelle, N.Y., in posh Westchester County. Shortly after the movie...
Tags: New York City, Amtrak, Sweden, James Cagney, Allentown
May 10, 2013 |Story| Hartford Courant
Apr 28, 2013 |Column| South Bend Tribune
Apr 26, 2013 |Story| Los Angeles Times
Apr 24, 2013 |Story| Allentown Morning Call
Mar 15, 2013 |Story| WDBJ7
Feb 21, 2013 |Column| Hartford Courant
Feb 18, 2013 |Story| Herald Mail
Feb 7, 2013 |Story| Herald Mail
Jan 4, 2013 | Allentown Morning Call
Sep 24, 2012 | Allentown Morning Call
Jul 10, 2012 |Story| Chicago Tribune
Jul 17, 2012 |Column| Allentown Morning Call
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