University | 2:19 pm | September 20, 2011 | By Alon Harish

Hartford revisits Irene response

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Three weeks after Tropical Storm Irene caused the worst power outages in state history, Connecticut lawmakers convened a special hearing Monday to assess how the state handled the storm. Executives from the state’s two major power suppliers defended their companies’ response operations in testimony before several committees Monday afternoon, the Connecticut Mirror reported. But while »

City | 11:30 am | September 5, 2011 | By Alon Harish

Power finally returns to Lynwood

Lights finally turned on at a house on Lynwood Place, where residents were out of power for over a week since Tropical Storm Irene hit New Haven.

At about 3:30 a.m. this morning, street lamps on Lynwood Place flickered on for the first time in over a week. Since the landfall of Tropical Storm Irene last Sunday morning, the street, home mostly to Yale undergraduates living off campus, had been in the dark. Despite a vow by United Illuminating Company to return »

City | 8:44 pm | August 29, 2011 | By Alon Harish

New Haven struggles to dig out of Irene’s aftermath

Mayor John DeStefano Jr., flanked by aldermen and public safety officials, briefed the media on the city's progress in responding to Hurricane Irene.

While sunny skies and balmy weather made Hurricane Irene feel like a distant memory on Monday, the city was still struggling to clear fallen trees from dozens of streets and restore power to thousands of residents who have been in the dark since the storm hit early Sunday. At a press conference Monday afternoon held »

City | 11:28 am | August 28, 2011 | By Esther Zuckerman

Power outages reported off campus

Mamoun's has power.

We are hearing that many off-campus students are without power this morning. A resident of the Elmhurst told us that buildings along Elm Street, including the Elmhurst and the heavyweight crew house, lost power at around 5:30 a.m. and are still in the dark as of 11:12 a.m. Meanwhile, residents of Howe Street are also »