Shoreline towns in Connecticut and Rhode Island are up in arms over a proposal to reroute high-speed Amtrak trains.
The Federal Railroad Administration is moving closer to a recommendation on how to improve the capacity, speed and resiliency along the Northeast Rail corridor.
The agency is expected to present its long-range vision by the end of this year for the nearly 500-mile-long corridor from Washington to Boston.
The small community of Old Lyme, Connecticut, is leading an effort to oppose one aspect of the proposed blueprint. That's a 50-mile bypass that opponents say will ruin historic and tourist sites.
Old Lyme was home to early American Impressionist painters. Today, it's known for its arts museum, arts college, well-preserved historic homes and marshlands.
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