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Winter Weather and Blizzards

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  • Leaders' Lesson: 'Don't Ever Mess Up A Snowstorm'

    With snow and bitter cold on the way just hours after the new year began, Gov. Dannel P. Malloy swung into action, briefing the media and activating the state's severe-weather protocol to help shelter those in need. In doing so, Mr. Malloy followed what...
  • Holiday hiring hits 14-year high, followed by layoff concerns

    Holiday hiring hits 14-year high, followed by layoff concerns
    Retailers taking on an army of seasonal workers in December helped push overall holiday hiring levels to a 14-year peak this year, according to a new report. But the better-than-expected increase of 801,100 jobs over the final three months of the year...
  • Highland Park, Deerfield recap toll taken by snow, cold

    Highland Park, Deerfield recap toll taken by snow, cold
    Winter storms on New Year's Eve and Jan. 4 dumped the lion's share of between 21 and 23 inches worth of snow that fell on Highland Park and Deerfield – something that led to tons of salt being used and thousands of gallons of de-icing liquid....
  • 'Gravity' Tops Visual Effects Society Nominations

    The Visual Effects Society has announced this year's nominees for the 12th annual VES awards. As previously announced, the Visionary Award will be presented to Alfonso Cuarón for "Gravity," which led all films with eight vfx nominations. "Pacific Rim"...
  • TV review: 'Klondike' hits pay dirt

    TV review: 'Klondike' hits pay dirt
    Discovery Channel strikes it rich with "Klondike" (8 p.m. Jan. 20, 21 & 22; 3 stars out of 4), its first venture into scripted TV that's sure to please fans of its top-rated series "Gold Rush." Based on Charlotte Gray's nonfiction book "Gold Diggers:...
  • Minimum wage for excellent care [Letter]

    Minimum wage for excellent care [Letter]
    Thanks for Laura Howell's recent commentary on the minimum wage ("Minimum wage debate ignores crucial group," Jan. 15). After watching my mom care for my brother for almost 30 years (she passed in 2012), I found myself the in-home provider. With that...
  • The Blizzard Of 1888 From A Child's Eyes

    The following is an account of the Blizzard of 1888 by Frances McCook, who lived in the Butler-McCook house on Main Street in Hartford until 1971. It is from the collection of Connecticut Landmarks. We are reprinting it as part of the yearlong celebration...
  • Forecast: Snow hits area, SW suburbs will be hit the hardest

    Forecast: Snow hits area, SW suburbs will be hit the hardest
    One to two inches of snow is expected to fall across much of the city today, but the far southwest suburbs may get between three and five, officials said. The Department of Streets and Sanitation has deployed 200 snow plows and salt spreaders as the...
  • Homer Township buys new salt spreader

    Homer Township buys new salt spreader
    Homer Township plans to purchase a new truck with salt spreader for more than $67,000 to help its maintenance department with plowing. "I owned a snow-plowing business once upon a time and this isn't a bad price," Trustee Christina Neitzke said at a...
  • New Year's storm cost taxpayers more than $100,000

    New Year's storm cost taxpayers more than $100,000
    With snow again expected in the Northwest Suburbs, officials in Arlington Heights are acutely aware that the storm from just a few weeks ago cost village taxpayers more than $100,000. The week-long storm and extreme cold began on the afternoon of New...
  • Schools, governments in Arundel close for snow

    Schools, governments in Arundel close for snow
    As snow began to fall on Tuesday, much of Anne Arundel County closed down to cope with the storm. As the storm intensified at midday, official posted wind warnings for the Chesapeake Bay Bridge and cautioned that white-out conditions are expected at the...