Tropical Storm Irene

No Criminal Charges In Irene Aid FraudConnecticut 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.
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.
171 State Residents Accused Of Post-Irene FraudConnecticut 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.
State Senate Leaders Propose Utility PenaltiesSenate Democrats are proposing legislation that would establish penalties for utilities that fail to meet performance standards when restoring power during emergencies.
Panel: Improve Worst-case Storm PlansA 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.
State's Unemployment Rate Drops in OctoberNew statistics from the Connecticut Department of Labor show that for the second straight month, Connecticut's unemployment rate has dropped.
Connecticut's Oystermen Seek Help After IreneThe 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.
Last Irene Disaster Center In State To CloseThe last disaster center still operating in Connecticut to help residents and businesses affected by Tropical Storm Irene will soon be closing.
Markley Wants Review Of DSS Distribution Of Irene AidSouthington 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.
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.
"Boil" Order Still In Effect For Some Water SystemsNearly two weeks after Tropical Storm Irene hit Connecticut, 38 small water systems around Connecticut remain under a "boil water" advisory from the state Department of Public Health.
FEMA Recovery Centers To Open ThursdayGov. Dannel P. Malloy says federal disaster recovery centers will open Thursday in each of Connecticut's eight counties, with two in New Haven County.
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