A quick news roundup for the week…
Idiots park running SUV on railroad tracks
A stupid couple started off the new year right by leaving their SUV on the railroad tracks just west of Fairfield station. As expected, alcohol played a part in the driver’s complete lack of judgement.
Branchville’s Whistle Stop Bakery
The Connecticut Post had a nice little interview with Lolly Turner, the woman that converted the old, “beat-up” and “falling apart” Branchville station into a successful bakery.
“We’ve taken a piece of history and turned it into a viable business. I think it’s a wonderful thing we’ve done.”
Schumer seeks to restore commuter tax benefit
It is always good to know that Schumer actually fights for something worthwhile every now and again.
The MTA’s App Contest
Hopefully I am not the only one that finds a little bit of amusement in the fact that the MTA is holding an “app contest” for useful transit-related smartphone apps. You know, since back in the day the MTA claimed that train schedules were their own intellectual property, and sent their lawyers after app developers. But it is true – the MTA is holding a contest, and the New York Times had a nice article about it this week.
Commuters get discount at local grocery store
If you commute in the Brewster/Southeast area and need to pick up a few things on the way home, you should definitely check out DeCicco’s, as they offer a 5% discount for Metro-North riders with monthly passes. I believe it applies only to the store in Southeast, right up the road from the station.