News Brief

MBTA track work will affect the Downeaster schedule this weekend. Check out the Priority Alert on theĀ Downeaster website.

How do your define 'conflict of interest?' The Portland Press Herald reports that the West Brunswick engineer who determined that the proposed Downeaster Layover Facility would exceed federal noise regulations, quietly filed plans to build a 9-home subdivision next to the land. That's a clear financial 'conflict of interest.' Or, to put it another way, "Not in my backyard unless it's my subdivision." Read the Press Herald's reporting.