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Monthly Archive for August, 2011
CL&P has released projections for power restoration for some communities at cl-p.com. Greenwich, New Milford and Stamford restoration expected Saturday. Norwalk expected to be back Tuesday and Newtown next Wednesday. UI was less specific declining to give specific geographic centers predictions after repeated inquiries but did say it expects to only have 10,000 outages this Read More
State Parks will be open this Labor Day weekend, but swimming may be banned at many locations. Here’s the latest press briefing from the state Department of Energy and Environmental Protection as of late Wednesday afternoon: The Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) today announced that all state swimming areas remain closed until Read More
MONROE – Monroe Schools will be closed Thursday and Friday. They will open for all students on Tuesday, Sept. 6. Non-potable water is available at Monroe Police Department and at Stevenson Volunteer Fire Department Station #2. There are hoses outside each building. This water is not for drinking, but should be used for washing or Read More
A Fairfield resident said he reported his outage to UI on Saturday, but when he called the company to follow up, there was no record of it. His email: I just called the customer service number to request a restoration date for my power which has been out for 4 days now. I gave my Read More
On Wednesday morning, 1823 homes were still without power in Easton. Easton first selectman Tom Herrmann said United Illuminating will attempt to restore power to 950 homes by the end of the day, a goal he called laudable. UI crews left Easton on Monday at 2 p.m. and were not seen since, Herrmann said. “We Read More
DERBY — The Derby Community Center will be open today and Friday with a limited supply of food and water. The center will also be open today and Friday for showers from noon to 8 p.m. People taking a shower should bring their own towels and soap.
SHELTON — The city purchased the “Great Ledge” property off of Oak Valley Road Extension for open space this week, according to Teresa Gallagher, the city’s conservation agent. The property, which cost $190,000, had multiple owners and we worked for six years to acquire it,” Gallagher said. She said this was a critical purchase because Read More
SHELTON — The Police Department will conduct a DUI enforcement checkpoint on Friday from 6:30 p.m. until 2:30 a.m. Saturday. The checkpoint will take place on Bridgeport Avenue, River Road, and in the downtown area. The checkpoint location is subject to change. The checkpoint will be headed by the Shelton Police Traffic Division with assistance Read More
ANSONIA The Ansonia YMCA, 12 State St., is offering showers daily 5:30 a.m. until 9 p.m. daily. Ansonia oxygen dependent residents should call the Ansonia Police Department if their supply is depleted due to power outages. That number is 203-735-1885. Residents who wish to dispose of storm-related debris should put the materials at curbside starting Read More
SEYMOUR -— Residents who need water can fill up containers at Great Hill Hose, according to First Selectman Paul Roy. And Wednesday, residents can go to Seymour Middle School from 9 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. and use the showers, he said.