Rivers across Connecticut are falling after hitting their highest levels in decades, but local officials are reporting only minor flooding in the aftermath of Tropical Storm Irene. As WNPR’s Jeff Cohen reports, water-logged roads brought onlookers in Glastonbury.
Monthly Archives: August 2011
The lights are on in the borough of Jewett City, which is saying something. For much of the past two days, residents in the eastern part of the state have been without power after Tropical Storm Irene came through. But since 9:30 Monday night, Jewett City has been an oasis of electricity.
The state is considering ending regular service for the Star Shuttle — the free bus that loops through downtown Hartford. As WNPR’s Jeff Cohen reports, the shuttle gets a lot of use when conventions are in town, and hardly any use when they’re not.
Some Connecticut correctional workers say the state’s recent shutdown of a prison has led to overcrowding. But as WNPR’s Jeff Cohen reports, state officials see it otherwise.
Governor Dannel Malloy’s budget director says most of the layoff notices already issued to Connecticut state employees will be rescinded. But as WNPR’s Jeff Cohen reports, the state still needs to find more than $100 million in savings to balance its budget.