INFRASTRUCTURE

The American Shakespeare Theatre, where actors like Katharine Hepburn once walked the boards, is no more. The theatre building in Stratford, Connecticut, burned down over the weekend.

Vermont Yankee Nuclear Power Plant in Vernon, Vermont, stopped operations in December 2014.
United States Nuclear Regulatory Comission / Creative Commons

The owner of the closed Vermont Yankee nuclear power plant says it has completed the sale of the plant to a demolition company. 

Senator Richard Blumenthal has condemned Metro-North and many other railroads for failing to implement Positive Train Control safety technology. Only four of more than 40 railroads have installed the technology which can control train speeds and prevent collisions and derailments in the event of human error. 

Lowering the Springfield I-91 viaduct may increase economic development, but the plan's viability is uncertain.
Dave Roback / The Republican / masslive.com/photos

Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker said his administration will review a state study that recommends keeping intact the Interstate 91 viaduct through Springfield. 

A train sitting on the platform at Union Station in Springfield, Massachusetts.
Adam Frenier / NEPR

A 30-plus-member advisory panel looking at expanded east-west passenger rail service in Massachusetts meets for the first time Tuesday.

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