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Tropical Storm Irene

Utility worker (file/credit: CBS 2)

Blumenthal: CL&P Request To Charge Customers For Storm-Related Expenses ‘Unacceptable’

Sen. Richard Blumenthal and Congressman Joe Courtney are urging state regulators to reject most of a request by Connecticut Light & Power Co. to charge customers $414 million for costs related to five destructive storms over the past two years.
According to CL&P, preparation and response to the storms was very expensive.

04/01/2013

Metro-North Train

Connecticut Group Wants Money Back After Metro-North Storm Cancellations

A Connecticut commuters’ group wants Metro-North Railroad to make good on prepaid fares they couldn’t use due to service cancellations, following numerous storms that knocked out rail service to and from New York City.

02/12/2013

Connecticut Light & Power Truck (file / credit: CL&P)

Regulators Approve $300M CL&P Plan To Strengthen System

The five-year “System Resiliency Plan” proposed by Connecticut Light & Power focuses on three initiatives: tree trimming, use of coated thicker-gauge wire, and strengthening utility poles, cross-arms and other equipment.

01/16/2013

Wreckage of the roller coaster in Seaside Heights after Sandy struck the Jersey Shore - Nov. 16, 2012 (credit: Mario Tama/Getty Images)

Poll: Two-Thirds Of New Jerseyans Affected By Sandy

Two-thirds of New Jersey residents were affected by Superstorm Sandy and about one in five of them had to leave their homes, a new poll has found.

11/20/2012

Connecticut Gov. Dan Malloy surveys shoreline damage from Sandy (credit: Governor's Office)

Malloy Says Sandy’s Toll On Connecticut Is $360 Million So Far

Several shoreline communities in Connecticut took a big hit from superstorm Sandy and Gov. Dan Malloy says that, to date, the financial tally is about $360 million. But that is likely to rise significantly.

11/16/2012

Connecticut Gov. Dan Malloy tours damage from Sandy in Stonington (credit: Governor's Office)

Malloy: Sandy Response Better Than Irene, Halloween Storm

Malloy credits, in large part, the drills held over the summer for the response to Sandy.

11/08/2012

A boarded up structure in Fairfield, Conn. ahead of Hurricane Sandy's arrival - Oct. 29, 2012 (credit: Paul Murnane / WCBS 880)

Conn. Governor Malloy Issues ‘Katrina-Like Warning’ To Residents Who Defied Evacuation Orders

At a news conference, Malloy urged anyone trapped in their home by water to move to the highest point possible. That includes the roof for those in single-floor homes, Malloy said.

10/29/2012

The deserted Times Square subway station is seen as Hurricane Irene approaches after the entire city mass transit system was closed on August 27, 2011. (credit: Mario Tama/Getty Images)

MTA Preps For Hurricane Sandy; Some Airlines Waive Fees To Reschedule Flights

“Our first priority is always safety, and the MTA is taking no chances with the safety of our customers, our employees and our equipment,” MTA Chairman and CEO Joseph Lhota said.

10/26/2012

(file photo credit: JEWEL SAMAD/AFP/Getty Images)

Pumpkin Season Looking Good On Long Island

Frank Beyrodt, president of the Long Island Farm Bureau, said the right mix of rain and sunshine over the summer has produced a lot of big, healthy pumpkins.

09/17/2012

Irene's damage on Seven Lakes Drive is seen from Chopper 880 - Sloatsburg, NY - Aug 30, 2011 (credit: Tom Kaminski / WCBS 880)

Sloatsburg Residents Proud Of Response To Irene, One Year Later

The Rockland County village of Sloatsburg, like most of the Tri-State Area, was not spared the damaging force of Tropical Storm Irene one year ago. But you won’t catch its residents complaining about it.

08/29/2012

Items destroyed by Irene - Suffern, NY - Sep 1, 2011 (credit: Sean Adams / WCBS 880)

Suffern Still Suffers From Irene, One Year Later

It was one year ago today that Tropical Storm Irene slammed into the Tri-State Area with incredibly destructive rain and many communities are still not back to normal.

08/28/2012

A flooded street following Hurricane Irene - Little Falls, NJ - Sep 1, 2011 (credit: Marla Diamond / WCBS 880)

North Jersey Communities Still Struggling Nearly A Year After Irene

Some people still aren’t back in their homes and debris is still being cleared from the Passaic River.

08/27/2012

Somerset County, NJ on Sept. 9, 2011 (credit: Gerry Jurrens via Facebook.com/cbsnewyork)

Lawmaker Calls For Stiffer Penalties For Violating Road Closure Signage In New Jersey

State Senator Kip Bateman from Somerville said when drivers don’t follow the road closure signs, they put themselves and first responders at risk, while also diverting attention from the main incident. The bill sponsored by Bateman would increase the fine from $100 to $250 and may require drivers to pay for the cost of their rescue.

08/26/2012

Stage for the Gathering of the Vibes - Bridgeport, CT - Jul 18, 2012 (credit: Paul Murnane / WCBS 880)

Stage Set For Gathering Of The Vibes Music Festival In Bridgeport

If you’re about to complain about your job, consider the plight of some workmen in Connecticut.

07/18/2012

Gov. Chris Christie (credit: Governor's Office)

Gov. Christie Urges Democrats To Get Off Beach, Pass Tax Cut

The Republican governor began his so-called “Endless Summer Tax Relief Tour” in Manasquan on Monday, bashing Democrats who he says are blocking tax cuts for homeowners.

07/16/2012

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