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  • 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...
  • Towns Seething On 7th Night Without Power; CL&P Pledges 99 Percent Restoration By Sunday Night; Some Town Officials Simply Don't Believe It

    As mayors and first selectmen were seething Friday on the seventh night without power for many homeowners in their towns, Gov. Dannel P. Malloy ordered an independent review of the response by state electric companies to a freak pre-Halloween storm that...
  • Butler Doing Awesome Audition For Fall Guy

    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...
  • CL&P's Profit Jump, Staffing Levels Will Draw Scrutiny

    The ranks of line crews at Connecticut Light & Power Co. are so thin that it's not unusual for workers to be on call eight out of 13 weekends, especially during the summer vacation season, a longtime line worker said. "It puts a lot of pressure on your...
  • CL&P's Butler A Lightning Rod For Anger, Frustration

    CL&P's Butler A Lightning Rod For Anger, Frustration
    A few months after taking the helm as president of the Connecticut Light & Power Co., Jeffrey D. Butler spoke at a business breakfast in New London County, telling a receptive audience about his vision for a more dependable and respected electric company....
  • Malloy Talks Tougher About CL&P, Mentions Possible 'Malfeasance'

    Gov. Dannel P. Malloy, in a State Capitol press conference, used tough words against CL&P Monday – mentioning the possibility of “malfeasance” by the company, for example – and said his administration would be sure “that...