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Lawmakers Voice Support To Cap Electric Bill Fee

A group of Connecticut lawmakers say they support a proposal that would cap fixed residential charges imposed by the state’s largest electric utilities.



Operation Fuel Appealing For Donations

(Hartford, Conn./CBS Connecticut) – Once again, Operation Fuel is appealing to the public to help them help those having difficulty paying energy bills this winter. The Hartford-based nonprofit is putting the word out that donations […]


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Latest On New London Water Emergency

Officials say New London narrowly avoided disaster following a water main break that threatened the water supply of thousands of residents.


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Days Could Be Numbered For Small Water Companies

By STEPHEN SINGER  Associated Press   HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) _ Small water companies serving a few dozen homeowners in Connecticut communities are facing extinction. Across rural areas, hundreds of tiny water companies are showing their […]


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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.


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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.


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 […]


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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.


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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.


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.