CL&P Says Five Storms Cost $462.3 Million; Company Asks To Recover $414 MillionConnecticut 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.
Experts: Storms May Have Fatally Damaged White Pines Along ShoreTree 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.
Malloy: State Is Better Prepared For This StormGov. 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.
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 NameAfter last year's hurricane, the World Meteorological Organization is retiring "Irene" as a storm name.
Fraud Investigation Wrapping Up; Four Firings To DateConnecticut'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.
First State Employee Fired In Storm Aid Fraud CaseGov. 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.
$51 Million In Irene Aid Headed For StateConnecticut 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.
Nine More State Employees Identified In Fraud InvestigationThe 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 ResponseState 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.
Storm Response Hearing Wraps UpConnecticut lawmakers have wrapped up legislative hearings examining the state's response to Tropical Storm Irene, including the effort by utility companies to restore power to thousands of electric customers.
Possible Native American Burial Ground Uncovered By StormA ceremony is being held to recognize a possible American Indian burial ground in Branford that was uncovered by Hurricane Irene.
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