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  • Intense Storms Bring Local Power Outages

    Intense thunderstorms coupled with the high winds that passed through Newtown Monday night resulted in 556 local power outages being reported to the Connecticut Light & Power Company (CL&P) as of 9 pm on July 7, according to CL&P spokesman Mitch Gross.

    By 2 am on Tuesday, July 8, the number of outages climbed to 572.

    As of 9 am on Tuesday, there were 11 outages.

    CL&P crews were continuing work to restore power, Mr Gross said.

    CL&P has 10,999 customers in Newtown.

  • Llodra Joins Regional Officials Opposing Tree Trimming Moratorium

    First Selectman Pat Llodra has signed on to letters that were sent March 20 to Governor Dannel Malloy and Nicholas E. Neeieyl, executive secretary of the CT Public Utilities Regulatory Authority (PURA) opposing a moratorium on a tree trimming program put in place following a series of devastating storms in 2011 and 2012.

  • Town Officials: Be Prepared For The Upcoming Storm

    This story has been updated to include information from Governor Dannel Malloy’s office.

     

  • Selection Of Two Large-Scale Clean Energy Projects Advances State’s Commitment To Renewable Energy

    HARTFORD — Governor Dannel P. Malloy announced today that Connecticut is taking another step forward toward achieving a cheaper, cleaner, and more reliable energy future for residents and businesses with the selection of two projects that will generate large amounts of electricity from clean energy sources, helping to achieve renewable energy goals at lower costs to ratepayers.

  • Sunshine Will Lighten The Electric Bill At Newtown Middle School

    (Editor's Note: This article has been updated to reflect that while Sound Solar Systems is installing the solar system at Newtown Middle School, the system is owned and being financed by Altus Power Management. The contract for the project is between the Town of Newtown and Altus Power Management. Both points, which were incorrect in the initial version of this story, have been updated.)