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Northeast Utilities

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  • Rep. Esty Right To Return NU Contributions — And Others

    Rep. Esty Right To Return NU Contributions — And Others
    U.S. Rep. Elizabeth Esty acted wisely last month when she returned $3,500 in campaign contributions from executives and lobbyists for Northeast Utilities, an energy company regulated by her husband, Dan Esty, who is the commissioner of the state...
  • No Wrongdoing Here, Just Some Distractions

    You pay attention to the wrong things. That's what three politicians claimed when caught in betrayals of the public interest in the past two weeks. With no credible explanation for their bad acts, each branded their controversy a "distraction" as they...
  • Rep. Esty Gets Campaign Funds From Energy Industry Her Husband Regulates

    Rep. Esty Gets Campaign Funds From Energy Industry Her Husband Regulates
    U.S. Rep. Elizabeth Esty, D-5th District, has accepted tens of thousands of dollars in campaign contributions from people in the energy and environmental industries, which are regulated by her husband, Dan Esty, commissioner of the state Department of...
  • Fund For Sandy Hook Responders Lags

    Fund For Sandy Hook Responders Lags
    More than a month after legislators announced the establishment of a fund to help first responders to the Dec. 14 Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre, just less than $22,000 has been donated by the private companies that pledged to sustain it. As of...
  • Union Workers Will Reject CL&P Offer, But No Strike ... Yet

    On Thursday and Friday, nearly 1,200 members of two unions for CL&P are set to vote on the company's latest offer, and it's nearly certain the workers will reject the pact. That means a strike by linemen and others could happen any time after the vote...
  • Moderate McMahon Offers Promise Of Revival

    The left, which possesses the loudest voice in Connecticut's public life, encourages diversity in everything but thought. You must adhere to the orthodoxy that government is good, bigger government is better, except for law enforcement, which is always...
  • As Layoffs Occur At NU, Anxiety Builds Over Final Numbers

    As Layoffs Occur At NU, Anxiety Builds Over Final Numbers
    Northeast Utilities has begun post-merger layoffs in earnest, five months after NU and NSTAR combined forces to form New England's dominant electric company. The number of layoffs so far is under 50 in Connecticut, where NU had 4,230 people before the...
  • October Storm Hits Connecticut

    Nov 8 Some 18,000 Connecticut Light and Power customers were still without power midday Tuesday, most in the Simsbury area. About one-third of Simsbury was without electricity, as was a quarter of Avon and Farmington, and many in Granby, Canton,...
  • Union Chiefs Spurn CL&P Offer In Standoff That Needs Mediation, And Needs It Now

    Connecticut Light & Power Co. has made its last, best offer to its unions for a four-year contract — including a promise to hire 30 more line workers and pay raises averaging 2.7 percent — but the deal is likely to go down in a 'no' vote on...
  • Chronically Understaffed CL&P Squeezes Workers Harder

    Who do you want standing between a blackout and Connecticut's increasingly frequent major storms — a utility worker in a hardhat behind the wheel of a bucket truck or someone in a $2,000 suit steering a desk in Hartford or Boston? Connecticut Light...
  • Is CL&P Really Ready For Storm Season?

    Is CL&P Really Ready For Storm Season?
    It was hard not to wonder, as thousands of households were plunged into darkness this past week, whether Connecticut Light & Power has the wherewithal to withstand another season of storms. Last week's weather didn't help the utility make its case that...