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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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November 20, 2017

More Americans, New Englanders Say They’re Traveling For Thanksgiving

by Christine Stuart | Nov 20, 2017 1:42pm
Posted to: Transportation | Aviation | BDL | DMV | Rail | Weather

doug hardy / ctnewsjunkie compilation via shutterstock HARTFORD, CT — An estimated 3.3 percent more Americans will be hitting the road this year for Thanksgiving than last year, according to AAA’s Thanksgiving Holiday Travel Forecast. AAA expects the 2017 holiday weekend to see the highest Thanksgiving travel volume since 2005, with 2.25 million New Englanders set to get away — an increase of 3.5 percent over last year.

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OP-ED | Hartford Councilperson’s Speech At The Puerto Rican Unity March

by Wildaliz Bermudez | Nov 20, 2017 12:17pm
Posted to: Civil Liberties | Weather | White House | Hartford

Contributed photo Since 1898, we have been promised falsas promesas (false promises). When General Nelson A. Miles landed on the island of Puerto Rico to present the very first promise made on behalf of the United Sates to the people of Puerto Rico.

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November 10, 2017

Legislative Committee To Review Eversource’s Storm Response

by Jack Kramer | Nov 10, 2017 6:30am
Posted to: Energy | Environment | Weather

HARTFORD, CT — The General Assembly’s Energy and Technology Committee will hold hearings on the responsiveness — or what many say is lack of responsiveness — of Eversource to the late October storm that left hundreds of thousands without power in Connecticut.

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West Hartford Attorney Named First Independent Consumer Advocate for the MDC

by Doug Hardy | Nov 10, 2017 3:09am
Posted to: Consumer Protection | Economic Development | Environment | Jobs | Public Health | Weather | Bloomfield | East Granby | East Hartford | Farmington | Glastonbury | Hartford | Newington | Rocky Hill | South Windsor | West Hartford | Wethersfield | Windsor

doug hardy / ctnewsjunkie HARTFORD, CT — David Silverstone, a 71-year-old West Hartford attorney, came out of semi-retirement to represent customers of the Metropolitan District Commission, the Hartford region’s water and sewer authority.

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November 1, 2017

Five Years After Superstorm Sandy, Connecticut Officials Say It’s Making Progress

by Jack Kramer | Nov 1, 2017 11:00am
Posted to: Energy | Environment | Town News | New Haven | Weather

Jack Kramer / ctnewsjunkie NEW HAVEN, CT - Officials planned to mark the five-year anniversary of Superstorm Sandy, but this past weekend’s powerful storm made Tuesday’s event in New Haven even more timely.

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September 22, 2017

Puerto Rico Struggles With Recovery, Connecticut Officials Promise Help

by Cyrus dos Santos | Sep 22, 2017 4:28pm
Posted to: Weather

Cyrus dos Santos / ctnewsjunkie HARTFORD, CT— Puerto Ricans in Hartford sat helpless this week as Hurricane Maria ravaged their island.

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September 18, 2017

Connecticut Drivers Facing Spike in Gas Prices As Texas Refineries Struggle to Recover From Harvey

by Cara Rosner | Sep 18, 2017 11:00am
Posted to: Business | Consumer Protection | The Economy | Energy Sector | Energy | Transportation | Weather

After a sudden jump following Hurricane Harvey, gas prices have leveled off — but they still remain more than 10 percent higher than they were a month ago.

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September 15, 2017

OP-ED | New Study Finds Influence of Bogus News Outlets Increasing

by Barth Keck | Sep 15, 2017 5:30am
Posted to: Analysis | Consumer Protection | Education | Media Matters | Opinion | Weather

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Amid the many stories surrounding Hurricane Irma as it approached the United States last week were these inane and downright preposterous items:

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September 8, 2017

Blumenthal Touts Passage of Harvey Relief

by Cyrus dos Santos | Sep 8, 2017 4:20pm
Posted to: Congress | Weather

Courtesy of NASA's Short-Term Prediction Research and Transition Center HARTFORD, CT — On the heels of a House vote in favor of $15.25 billion in federal disaster relief for Texas and Louisiana, U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal called on the nation to come together to support the victims of Hurricane Harvey.

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