Ann Uccello, former mayor of Hartford who was the first woman to be elected mayor of a U.S. capital city, has died.
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Citing extreme consumer demand, major CT energy assistance program is on hold
Operation Fuel is pausing for the month of March so staff can catch up on a backlog of roughly 3,000 assistance applications, officials said.
Conservationists hail major victory in a decade-plus effort to preserve Plum Island
A recent government spending bill directs federal agencies to brief Congress on potential costs for conserving and managing Plum Island.
As Eversource, UI propose big rate hike, CT regulators and lawmakers say they can’t do much about it
The proposal could raise the average electric bill for residential customers of Eversource and United Illuminating by about $80 each month.
Connecticut’s next state treasurer makes history for LGBTQ community
Russell, who won the CT treasurer race, is the first Black out LGBTQ person elected to statewide office in U.S. history.
CT towns get $5 million to help fight garbage crisis
The state will offer the grants to help set up food scrap recycling programs in an effort to get food out of the waste stream.
Across New England, a group is working to find – and save – native plants
The Native Plant Trust estimates more than 20% of the region’s native plants are in danger from development, climate change and storm surges.
Himes, Stevenson sound off on abortion access, education costs in 4th District debate
The candidates for CT’s 4th Congressional District debated approaches to protecting abortion access and alternatives to higher education.
Larson, Lazor talk future of abortion and Social Security in 1st District debate
U.S. Rep. John Larson, the 12-term Democratic incumbent, and his Republican challenger Larry Lazor found common ground on some issues.
A group of CT cicadas disappeared nearly 70 years ago — but why?
This year should mark the emergence of Brood XI, which was last seen in the northern reaches of habitable cicada territory in 1954.
After months of debate, Hartford trash-burning plant now officially closed
After decades of burning garbage, the Materials Innovation and Recycling Authority said Wednesday it has officially shut down its trash incinerator in Hartford.
Battery power storage program for homeowners could take time
Connecticut wants to put electricity-storing batteries in homes and businesses, but batteries are expensive and an incentive program is new.
Meriden food waste recycling pilot project shows promising results
About 24% of available food scraps were recycled during the pilot program — an encouraging result with room for improvement, officials said.
Millions slated for cleaning Connecticut’s contaminated sites
The federal government said this week it will invest nearly $7 million to clean up and redevelop contaminated properties across the state.
New England energy demand dropped to its lowest point ever this month
Officials at the regional grid operator attributed the drop to good weather and the adoption of rooftop solar on homes and businesses.