The Short List: The Irony Of Tragic Fires, Privacy On The Pike, High Schoolers Love Sleep

Mar 9, 2017

What made The Short List this week?

  • A fire in Warwick, Mass., last weekend killed a mother and four of her children. We discuss the complications of rural firefighting and the irony that it often takes a tragedy to get attention on fire safety.
  • A couple state lawmakers introduced legislation to restrict the release of information collected at the toll gantries on the Massachusetts Turnpike. Is this based on valid privacy concerns, paranoia or politics?
  • A new study found that high schools pushing their start times back an hour benefit from better attendance and graduation rates. But there are obstacles.