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Metro-North Cleanup Leads Weston Area's Week In News

The National Safety Transporation Board is still investigating the incident on Metro North Railroad's New Haven Line last week.
The National Safety Transporation Board is still investigating the incident on Metro North Railroad's New Haven Line last week. Photo Credit: NTSB via Flickr

WESTON, Conn. – The Weston, Easton and Redding area started off its week still dealing with the aftermath of the Metro-North train derailment and collision, but things were back to normal sooner than expected. Here are some of Fairfield’s top stories from the past week.

? Commuters braced for a rough commute early in the week, as Metro-North trains were replaced by buses in Fairfield on Monday and Tuesday mornings. But officials reported things went relatively smoothly both days, and trains came back online by Tuesday afternoon.

? The National Transportation Safety Board is still investigating last Friday’s accident. On Friday the board released information that said an engineer saw “unusual conditions” before the crash, and that the section of rails needed repairs last month.

? Weston Public Schools had reason to celebrate this week. Newsweek and The Daily Beast placed Weston High School on their list of top high schools in the country. And the whole district earned a Power of Change Award for its efforts to conserve energy.

? We brought you the story of Redding resident Adam Pemberton’s business, Vidifly, which uses small battery-powered aircraft to take aerial videos of races and other events.

? In state news, the Connecticut General Assembly made many moves this week. Legislators approved the country’s first bill requiring the labeling of foods with genetically modified organisms , and moved on legislation that would allow undocumented immigrants to get driver’s licenses.

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