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959 Area Code Starts In State In Six Months

-Connecticut is getting a third area code, joining the 203 code originally assigned to the state, and the 860 code added almost twenty years ago.

03/03/2014

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Hartford Water Main Break May Impact Evening Rush

A water main break on Main Street at Pearl in downtown Hartford could affect the evening commute.

12/05/2013

Consumer protection

DCP Warns of Phone Scam

The Connecticut  Department of Consumer Protection  is advising residents  to be wary of so called ” collection calls” allegedly  from  utilities. The scammer calls  claiming to be with one of the Connecticut Utilities and  says […]

10/04/2013

Nor'easter ( Kayana Szymczak/Getty Images)

Proposal Would Penalize Slow Power Restoration

Connecticut utilities would face penalties for taking too long to fix power outages during emergencies under legislation that Senate Democrats proposed Wednesday.

02/15/2012

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

Governor Dannel Malloy announces a package of emergency response changes, in response to Tropical Storm Irene, and a damaging October snow storm. Photo by WTIC's Matt Dwyer.

Malloy Calls For Tougher Standards For Utilities, Fines If They Fall Short

Gov. Dannel P. Malloy says he plans to propose legislation that could lead to new performance standards that utilities must meet when responding to storms and emergencies. Utilities could face fines if they do not meet the standards.

01/11/2012

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Legislative Committees Will Consider Storm Response

Democratic legislative leaders are preparing to examine whether Connecticut was ready for Tropical Storm Irene and if utility and telecommunication companies mounted
an effective response to its destruction.

09/06/2011

CL&P Vice President Kenneth Bowes showing off the utility's Emergency Operations Center in Berlin (WTIC/Aaron Kupec photo)

Trying To Bring The Lights Back On

Utilities scrambled Monday to restore power to nearly 8 million homes and businesses left in the dark by Hurricane Irene.

08/29/2011

AG Sues Electric Aggregator

Attorney General George Jepsen has filed
suit to enforce a $360,000 civil penalty imposed by state utility
regulators against a Redding company accused of defrauding an
association of independent schools and an electricity supplier of
$180,000.

03/15/2011