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Utilities pledge to ramp up field crews to restore power

Connecticut’s two major electric utilities pledged to significantly expand field crews as they begin shifting their primary focus Thursday from removing safety hazards and assessing damage to restoring power. Meanwhile, Gov. Dannel P. Malloy announced that Janet Napolitano, the U.S. secretary of Homeland Security, will join him Thursday on a tour of storm damage in […]

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How to register for federal disaster relief

Residents of the four Connecticut counties declared federal disaster areas Tuesday must register with federal authorities either online or by telephone to receive aid, Gov. Dannel P. Malloy announced Wednesday. “This declaration will bring much-needed financial assistance to residents who were impacted by Hurricane Sandy,” Malloy said.  “But it is critical to note that you […]

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Merrill upbeat, but 100 polling places remain without power

Secretary of the State Denise W. Merrill was optimistic Wednesday about the prospect of an orderly Election Day next Tuesday, though she warned that her office continues to monitor nearly 100 polling places — and possibly more — that remain out of power. Connecticut’s chief elections official also said that despite the massive flood damage along […]

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Power restored overnight to 320,000 customers

With its high-voltage transmission lines repaired, Connecticut Light & Power restored power to 320,000 customers overnight, leaving less than 30 percent of its system without electricity Wednesday morning. Officials from CL&P and the smaller United Illuminating said they will be able to estimate Thursday when substantial restoration will be complete to an electric grid shredded […]

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Can you get to NYC yet? Sort of…

Transportation is still choked, and will be throughout the tri-state area, for some time to come. But for those who commute from Stamford to New York or back, some good news awaits: Metro-North will resume service between Stamford and Manhattan on the New Haven Line starting Thursday morning at 4:43 a.m. That’ll be a big […]

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The street outside Union Station was completely flooded during a rainstorm earlier this year. (Photo by Melissa Bailey/New Haven Independent) New Haven Union Station is apparently a low-lying area that is very prone to flooding. Metro-North is aware of this and they’ve secured a lot of their equipment…still, should be interesting to see what happens […]

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Ex-union chief to plead guilty in Donovan campaign case

A former correction officer and union president is expected to plead guilty Friday to charges in connection with the investigation of illegal contributions to the congressional campaign of House Speaker Christopher Donovan, D-Meriden. David Moffa, 52, of Middlebury, the former president of the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees, Local 387, is listed on […]