As Connecticut recovers from tropical storm Isaias, utility crews are slowly restoring power to the more than half million customers who lost power.
The sheer overload of problems hitting Connecticut residents over the past several months has been enough to drive even the hardiest souls to their knees. And now this.
The coronavirus pandemic forced legions of office workers in Connecticut to work at home to stop the spread, but the strategy hit a major disruption when Storm Isaias knocked out power.
People are being warned to stay out of the Connecticut River north of Middletown after hundreds of thousands of gallons of sewage and untreated storm water from Massachusetts gushed into a tributary, the Chicopee River in Springfield, Mass., the state’s environmental agency says.
A top state utility regulator said Wednesday that Eversource misclassified Tropical Storm Isaias as it bore down on the Northeast, estimating it would cause half as many outages as it ultimately did, leaving the utility unready to respond the scope of the devastation the storm left.
UConn announced the cancellation of its 2020 football season on Wednesday, the day it was scheduled to hold its first preseason practice.
If you’re the proud owner of a cast-iron pan, then you already know what a good investment it is. Once well-seasoned, it can cook just about anything from pancakes to fried chicken, it can go from stovetop to oven with ease, it’s nearly indestructible, it’s inexpensive and it holds its heat like a dream. But if you’re just using your pan to cook the occasional burger, then you’re missing out; you really can cook pretty much anything in it.
The people of Connecticut must be able to adhere to the good habits we’ve reluctantly grown accustomed to in the fight against the coronavirus — most importantly, working from home. That means we need electricity.
Receipts from a key subset of the state income tax were running $175 million ahead of expectations Tuesday based on an ongoing review of filings since the July 15 deadline. And those receipts, released by the legislature’s Office of Fiscal Analysis, can only increase between now and when the review wraps on Aug. 7.
Only one week before the primary, town clerks are facing major problems with absentee ballots.
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Since March 10, confirmed COVID-19 cases in Connecticut have grown from two to nearly 5,000 and there have been more than 130 reported deaths from the virus.
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