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June 1, 2018

OP-ED | 4,645 American Citizens Died, And We Shrugged

by Susan Bigelow | Jun 1, 2018 5:00am
Posted to: Analysis | Child Welfare | Consumer Protection | Equality | Opinion | Public Health | Poverty | Public Safety | Weather | White House

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Hurricane Maria devastated Puerto Rico a year ago, but since then most of us here on the mainland have dreamed the disaster away. Here’s something to wake us up: instead of the government’s announced death toll of 64, a study published by the New England Journal of Medicine estimated a staggering 4,645 people were killed by the hurricane or its aftereffects.

Will you remember now?

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Survey Disputes Puerto Rico’s Official Death Toll for Hurricane Maria

by Peter Urban | Jun 1, 2018 4:00am
Posted to: Child Welfare | Congress | Consumer Protection | DC News Junkie | Equality | Health Care | Public Health | Poverty | Public Safety | Weather | White House

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A study published this week in the New England Journal of Medicine claims officials in Puerto Rico dramatically downplayed the death toll from Hurricane Maria.

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May 29, 2018

Hamden Mayor Uses Social Media For Tornado Updates

by Jack Kramer | May 29, 2018 4:00am
Posted to: CT Tech Junkie | Local Politics | Media Matters | Public Health | Public Safety | Transparency | Weather | Hamden | Technology sector

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HAMDEN, CT — Municipal leaders are turning to social media more and more these days to directly communicate with constituents. One of those who is best at it is Hamden Mayor Curt Leng, who takes to Facebook generally several times a day to talk issues with Hamdenites.

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May 17, 2018

SeeClickFix Grows Into Role Helping Towns Manage Storm Response

by Jack Kramer | May 17, 2018 5:30am
Posted to: Business | CT Tech Junkie | Town News | Hamden | Oxford | Public Safety | Transparency | Weather

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NEW HAVEN, CT — It isn’t just public works crews and utility workers who have had little sleep since Tuesday’s late-afternoon storm hit Connecticut — New Haven-based SeeClickFix has been swamped helping municipalities deal with power outages and downed trees.

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May 1, 2018

State Water Plan Stalled Over ‘Public Trust’

by Bhumika Choudhary | May 1, 2018 2:00pm
Posted to: Agriculture | Consumer Protection | Environment | Public Health | State Capitol | Weather

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HARTFORD, CT — Calls for water to be a “public trust” in the first-ever state water plan are receiving new scrutiny from Connecticut’s water companies, and Gov. Dannel P. Malloy is letting them know he’s not budging on the language.

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March 21, 2018

Malloy Nixes Term ‘Non-Essential’ State Employee

by Christine Stuart | Mar 21, 2018 4:07pm
Posted to: Weather

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HARTFORD, CT — Gov. Dannel P. Malloy said Wednesday that he’s putting an end to the phrase “non-essential state employee.”

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January 30, 2018

Solar Industry Reps Say Trump’s 30% Tariff Is Going To Hurt Businesses in Connecticut

by Brian Woodman Jr. | Jan 30, 2018 1:00pm
Posted to: Energy | Environment | Weather | White House

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HARTFORD, CT — Solar industry representatives in Connecticut are dismayed over a new tariff on solar-energy cells and panels.

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January 4, 2018

State Employees Return To Work Friday, But Session Is Postponed

by Christine Stuart | Jan 4, 2018 11:35pm
Posted to: Weather | Special Session

ctnewsjunkie file photo HARTFORD, CT — All state employees have been asked to report to work Friday, but state lawmakers will get another day off.

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Malloy Directs State Workforce To Stay Home

by Christine Stuart | Jan 4, 2018 12:56am
Posted to: Public Safety | Weather

ctnewsjunkie file photo HARTFORD, CT — Gov. Dannel P. Malloy directed first and second shift non-essential state employees to stay home Thursday and not report to work due to the forecasted snow storm.

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November 29, 2017

Utilities To Hold Local Meetings, Avoid Hartford Public Hearing

by Jack Kramer | Nov 29, 2017 6:30am
Posted to: Energy | Environment | Weather

ctnewsjunkie file photo HARTFORD, CT — The second part of a public hearing on the utility companies’ response to the late October storm will be held in individual towns impacted, rather than in Hartford as originally scheduled.

The Energy and Technology Committee said that this week’s public hearing regarding the utility companies’ response to the storm that took place Oct. 29 and 30, has been reorganized into a series of in-district working meetings involving key utility representatives, municipal officials, first responders, and legislators.

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