Simsbury (Jeff Hugabonne/WTIC Photo)

CL&P Says Five Storms Cost $462.3 Million; Company Asks To Recover $414 Million

Connecticut Light and Power says the five major storms the last two years have cost it $462.4 million dollars — and it is asking permission to pass $414 million of that on to ratepayers starting in December of next year.


Aerial Shots of Hurricane Irene Damage in Connecticut

Experts: Storms May Have Fatally Damaged White Pines Along Shore

Tree experts say scores of white pines along Connecticut’s shoreline could be dead by the end of the year because of damage caused by Tropical Storm Irene in 2011 and Superstorm Sandy last October.


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

Malloy: State Is Better Prepared For This Storm

Gov. Dannel P. Malloy says Connecticut is in a better prepared for Hurricane Sandy than it was last year when the state was hit by the remnants of Hurricane Irene, which knocked out power to residents for days.


Monday, August 29, 2011 -- The Connecticut National Guard took Governor Dannel P. Malloy on a helicopter flight across the State of Connecticut the day after Hurricane Irene struck to provide the Governor with an aerial survey of the storm's damage across the state. [Photo credit: Connecticut National Guard]

Auditors Call For Changes In Emergency Food Stamp Program

State auditors called for changes Thursday in an emergency food stamp program at the center of a fraud scandal involving state employees, saying more vigilant caseworkers could have reduced the amount of aid handed out to ineligible applicants.



“Irene” Retired As A Storm Name

After last year’s hurricane, the World Meteorological Organization is retiring “Irene” as a storm name.


State Capitol (Matt Dwyer/WTIC Photo)

Fraud Investigation Wrapping Up; Four Firings To Date

Connecticut’s Department of Social Services is wrapping up its fraud investigation into more than 800 state employees who received special food stamps in the aftermath of Hurricane Irene.


Russell Hall, CVH (Ciourtesy DMHAS)

First State Employee Fired In Storm Aid Fraud Case

Gov. Dannel P. Malloy’s top legal adviser says more than one state employee has been fired following a state investigation into whether they fraudulently received special federal food stamps after Hurricane Irene hit the East Coast.


Aerial Shots of Hurricane Irene Damage in Connecticut

$51 Million In Irene Aid Headed For State

Connecticut has received $51 million in federal money to help repair roads that were damaged by the remnants of Hurricane Irene and the rare October snowstorm.


Aerial Shots of Hurricane Irene Damage in Connecticut

Nine More State Employees Identified In Fraud Investigation

The names of nine more state employees have been submitted to their agency heads for hearings on possible fraud in applying for federal food aid after Tropical Storm Irene.



Hearing To Examine Insurers’ Storm Response

State lawmakers want to learn more about how the insurance industry responded to the two recent storms to hit Connecticut – the remnants of Hurricane Irene and the October nor’easter.