Column | Sep 14, 2013
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Column | Oct 26, 2013 | 12:26 PMIt's a safe bet that on Tuesday, Connecticut will not suffer the ravages of a storm that knocks out power for more than half the state's households and leaves thousands homeless. As we look forward to the first safe Oct. 29 in three years, we think about the lessons learned, especially from Storm Sandy, which caused an estimated $770 million in total damage in Connecticut. Sandy congealed our self-view as a meteorological target, perhaps because it hit on the anniversary of the freakiest storm in memory, perhaps because it stands as the fourth major storm in a 15-month span. Here, then, are 11 takeaway lessons in our collective experience of Storm Sandy.
Column | Nov 2, 2011 | 11:35 PM
The first priority is to get the electricity back on and to make sure all citizens, particularly elderly residents living alone, are safe. But it's also time to ask what Connecticut Light & Power was doing in the days and hours before the storm when a...
Column | Nov 6, 2011
Every time I see Jeffrey Butler, the president of CL&P, my overactive imagination dresses him in a Hawaiian shirt and transports him to the beach-side bar I am pretty sure he will be running on the Yucatan peninsula by this time next year. Butler...
Column | Nov 12, 2011 | 6:17 PM
Northeast Utilities, now facing scrutiny over its slow reconnection of storm-damaged power lines, has established a network of connections with Connecticut's political establishment, including Democratic Gov. Dannel P. Malloy's administration and other...