Hurricane Sandy

Electric Meters (Riswan Tabassum/AFP/Getty Images)

Selectman Proposes Generator-Purchase Program

Ridgefield’s first selectman is asking Connecticut’s largest utility to help state residents buy small generators to keep the power on during major storms.

11/26/2012

Electric repairs (Mandel Ngan/AFP/Getty Images)

Would Smaller Power Companies Be More Responsive?

For decades, conventional wisdom has held that when it comes to electric utilities, bigger is better. But after the widely criticized response to two major storms last year, Connecticut is exploring whether small, municipal utilities should take on more of the work done by investor-owned companies.

11/22/2012

Utility Surveys Customers On Storm Response

The United Illuminating Co. is surveying customers to find out what they thought of the utility’s work restoring power during and after Superstorm Sandy.

11/21/2012

Cellphone (AFP/Getty Images)

Cell Towers May Get Backup Power In Aftermath Of Superstorm Sandy

A government official says the Federal Communications Commission is expected to announce it will pursue a proposal to require backup power at cell towers to avoid a massive service loss like the one Superstorm Sandy wrought.

11/21/2012

New Jersey Governor Chris Christie (Photo by Andrew Burton/Getty Images)

Opinion: Chris Christie Is In The Wrong Business

New Jersey Governor Chris Christie is obviously in the wrong business. He is becoming more of a television celebrity by the minute and getting much better reviews as a television performer than as governor.

11/20/2012

Car rental (Joe Raedle/Getty Image)

Storm, Holiday Make For Tight Car Rental Market In Northeast

Thanksgiving travelers who have yet to rent a
car in the Northeast are out of luck: Superstorm Sandy has created
a shortage.

11/20/2012

Job seekers wait in line (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Opinion: Jobless Numbers And The Newest Right Wing Conspiracy Theory

There is a new breed of truthers on the right. Joining the paranoid ranks of the advocates of a government role in 9-11 and the birthers fascination with President Obama’s birth certificate are conservatives that believe the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) is making up jobs numbers to benefit President Obama.

11/16/2012

Aerials from Governor Malloy's tour of damage from Hurricane Sandy (Courtesy Connecticut National Guard)

Storm Damage In State Put At $360 Million — And Climbing

Gov. Dannel P. Malloy says the cost of damage to Connecticut businesses and homes by Superstorm Sandy is more than $360 million and climbing.

11/15/2012

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Kids Get Another Chance For Halloween After Storm Delay

Trick-or-treaters will finally get a chance to collect their candy in Stonington.

11/15/2012

Aerials from Governor Malloy's tour of damage from Hurricane Sandy (Courtesy Connecticut National Guard)

7,000 Applications For Storm Sandy

Federal officials say more than 7,000 property owners in Connecticut have applied for help to recover from Superstorm Sandy.

11/13/2012

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