Hurricane Irene

Damage from Tropical Storm Irene in South Windsor. Image courtesy of South Windsor Police.

No Criminal Charges In Irene Aid Fraud

Connecticut prosecutors say they won’t pursue criminal charges against state employees and others who fraudulently obtained emergency food stamp benefits designated for people affected by Tropical Storm Irene in 2011.

08/22/2014

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Attorney General Asks To Disallow Part Of CL&P Storm Recovery Request

Connecticut Attorney General George Jepsen wants at least $90-million dollars in rate hikes sought by Connecticut Light & Power.

11/01/2013

Sample SNAP card (Courtesy DSS)

Judge Upholds Firing Of State Worker Accused Of Lying For Food Stamp Benefits

A Superior Court judge has upheld the firing of a state employee accused of lying to get federal food stamp benefits in 2011.

09/23/2013

File photo of a dollar bill with a lipstick print on it.  (credit: Getty Images)

RI Police Chief To Be Sentenced In Theft Case

A suspended Rhode Island police chief will be sentenced for stealing $714 from a stripper’s pocketbook following a chase as the remnants of Hurricane Irene hit the region.

09/14/2012

Halloween decorations in Newington were covered by snow during a storm on October 29.  Photo by WTIC's Matt Dwyer.

Panel: Improve Worst-case Storm Plans

A review panel created by Gov. Dannel P. Malloy is calling on utilities to improve their worst-case planning and staffing for major storms such as the remnants of Irene and last October’s snow storm.

01/09/2012

In this Sept. 28, 2011 photo, David Lindenberger, a farmer at the Noank Aquaculture Cooperative, sorts and bags harvested oysters for distribution in Noank, Conn. The damaged docks and scattered oysters left after Tropical Storm Irene tore through Long Island Sound this summer reveal only some of the problems Connecticut oystermen face in trying to rebuild their industry along the Mystic River. They worry a shutdown of more than a month will result in a permanent loss of customers and express irritation over what they consider a slow process to get permits for winter harvesting from the river and growing oysters in indoor tanks to extend their season. There's also some frustration at being regulated like fishermen when they consider themselves "growers," akin to farmers and in need of the same kinds of government aid. (AP Photo/Jessica Hill)

Connecticut’s Oystermen Seek Help After Irene

The damaged docks and scattered oysters left after Tropical Storm Irene tore through Long Island Sound this summer reveal only some of the problems Connecticut oystermen face in trying to rebuild their industry along the Mystic River.

10/10/2011

Aerial Shots of Hurricane Irene Damage in Connecticut

Last Irene Disaster Center In State To Close

The last disaster center still operating in Connecticut to help residents and businesses affected by Tropical Storm Irene will soon be closing.

10/08/2011

Governor Malloy during Hurricane Irene, Aug. 28, 2011 (Aaron Kupec/WTIC Photo)

CT Lawmakers Give Malloy Storm Response Ideas

Connecticut legislators are forwarding more than a dozen recommendations to Gov. Dannel Malloy on ways to improve the state’s response to storms like the remnants of Hurricane Storm Irene.

10/05/2011

Gov. Dannel P. Malloy and Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano tour a hard-hit beach-front neighborhood in East Haven on Monday. (Photo courtesy of Governor's Office)

Napolitano, Malloy View Storm Damage

Federal and state officials have promised to begin the hard work of cleaning up the damage caused by Tropical Storm Irene on Connecticut’s shoreline.

09/05/2011

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Irene Upsets Many School Opening Schedules

Power failures, flooding, road closures and other problems left by Irene have led some superintendents in New England and elsewhere in the East to delay the start of school.

08/31/2011

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