Monthly Archives: August 2011

Flooding In Glastonbury, Wrong Time Of Year

Flooding in Glastonbury (Jeff Cohen/WNPR)

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.

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The Lights Are On In Jewett City

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.

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When It’s Time To Read Your Insurance Policy And Call Your Insurer

As power companies continue to assess the damage to their networks, property owners are assessing the damage to their homes.  As WNPR’s Jeff Cohen reports, state officials say they’re working with insurance companies to aid their response.

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Malloy: Some Could Get Power Back Sooner, Others Later

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Governor Dannel Malloy says residents could well be without power for a week or more following the arrival of Tropical Storm Irene.  WNPR’s Jeff Cohen reports.

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State Could End Hartford’s Star Shuttle

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.

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Prison Workers Say Closings Lead To Overcrowding, State Says Otherwise

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.

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Barnes: Assuming Legislature Approves Deal, Most Layoff Notices Can Be Ignored

Budget Director Ben Barnes Takes Questions (Jeff Cohen/WNPR)

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Dannel Malloy’s budget director says most of the layoff notices already issued to Connecticut state employees will be rescinded.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.

Here’s the story.

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