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  • After Cold Nights Of Outages, NU's Cards Offer 'Warmest' Wishes

    Considering that hundreds of thousands of Connecticut residents lacked heat for several cold nights because of power outages after the Oct. 29 snowstorm, Northeast Utilities might have sent a holiday card this year with different wording than: “...
  • 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,...
  • NU Profits Jump 21%, But CT Residents Won't Be Saving Any Money on Gas or Electric

    NU Profits Jump 21%, But CT Residents Won't Be Saving Any Money on Gas or Electric
    As Connecticut residents prepare to pony up some of the highest rates for electricity in the country, Connecticut Light & Power’s parent company announced a 21 percent jump in profits in the first half of 2011 compared to the first half of 2010....
  • Northeast Utilities Posts More Profits, Tries to Jack Rates

    As Connecticut residents prepare to pony up some of the highest rates for electricity in the country, Connecticut Light & Power's parent company announced a 21 percent jump in profits. Will this windfall of cash be passed on to Connecticut ratepayers, who...
  • Utility Companies Say They Won't Raise Rates "At This Time"

    Utility Companies Say They Won't Raise Rates "At This Time"
    Connecticut Light & Power is not looking to pass on the costs of storm cleanup to ratepayers, at least "not at this time," says spokesman Mitch Gross. "We have no plans for any rate applications at this time," Gross says. "There have been many...
  • September 25, 2011: Can I Get a Witness

    September 25, 2011: Can I Get a Witness
    The state legislature is holding hearings on Connecticut Light & Power's response to Hurricane Irene. Right now they're talking to municipal leaders, but on Monday, citizens will get their shot.   For the first time in history, the state will allow...
  • Clown-O-Meter: Naked Man Leaps in Front of Vehicle, Screams Obscenities

    Clown-O-Meter:  Naked Man Leaps in Front of Vehicle, Screams Obscenities
    -Daniel C. Esty, commissioner of the state Department of Energy and Environmental Protection, asked subordinates to reconsider rejecting a proposal from Connecticut Light and Power to install new meters across the state. The Hartford Courant later found...
  • How Could CL&P Not Know What We Were In For?

    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...
  • CL&P Union Leaders: Staffing Too Low, Executive Pay Too High

    Leaders at two unions representing line workers at Connecticut Light & Power Co. attacked the company as frustration over the pace of power restoration grew Wednesday, arguing that staffing levels are too low to allow quick response to a crisis of the...
  • 11/4/2011-Where Do They Find These Executives?

    11/4/2011-Where Do They Find These Executives?
    Several years ago, I made Homer Simpson the head of Northeast Utilities over a different fiasco. Well, Homer's back, but this may be the last time I can use that metaphor for the world's most incompetent power plant manager. Word's out that this season...
  • Snowstorm Upsets Campaign Calculus

    Politics-as-usual ended Oct. 29 when the snow started falling. The unusual October snowstorm and the widespread power failures it caused ruined the traditional get-out-the-vote push in the last week before Election Day. There wouldn't be any knocking on...