Tropical Storm 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

Malloy Aide: 27 State Employees In Most Recent Food Assistance Investigation

Governor Malloy’s general counsel, Andrew McDonald, says 27 cases were heard in the latest round of expedited arbitration hearings for state employees who applied for federal food assistance following Tropical Storm Irene.

07/24/2012

Aerial Shots of Hurricane Irene Damage in Connecticut

171 State Residents Accused Of Post-Irene Fraud

Connecticut officials say they’ve given prosecutors the names of 171 state residents who may have fraudulently received federal aid when additional food stamp benefits were made available after Tropical Storm Irene last August.

05/25/2012

October nor'easter utility plea (Courtesy William Kuntz)

State Senate Leaders Propose Utility Penalties

Senate Democrats are proposing legislation that would establish penalties for utilities that fail to meet performance standards when restoring power during emergencies.

02/15/2012

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

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State’s Unemployment Rate Drops in October

New statistics from the Connecticut Department of Labor show that for the second straight month, Connecticut’s unemployment rate has dropped.

11/21/2011

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

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Markley Wants Review Of DSS Distribution Of Irene Aid

Southington state Sen. Joe Markley is asking state auditors to review how the Connecticut Department of Social Services handled the recent distribution of payments to needy people who sustained losses from Tropical Storm Irene.

10/01/2011

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Mixed News For Malloy in Latest Q Poll

Voters overwhelmingly approved of Gov. Dannel P. Malloy’s handling of Hurricane Irene, but that did not boost his overall rating, according to a Quinnipiac University poll released Thursday.

09/15/2011

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