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New York Times Features Newtown in Outage Story

New York Times visits Newtown for a story on the power outage.

New York Times columnist Peter Applebome features Newtown in a news story on the Connecticut power outage. It's titled "Frustration in Connecticut as Wait for Power Drags On" and it's on page A22 of the Nov. 8, 2011 edition.

The article quotes Sue Marcinek, the executive assistant of First Selectman Pat Llodra, noted bluegrass banjo player and folk singer Roger Sprung, retired engineer Ralph Rand, carpenter Tom Telesco and high school English teacher Paul Doniger.

The national newspaper is one of many media outlets that have visited Newtown and written stories on the widespread outages following the October snow storm.

It's the 11th day without power for some homes. At about this same time period following Tropical Storm Irene, all of Newtown finally had its electricity restored – the length of outages following this storm has officially surpassed Irene.

As of 6 a.m. Tuesday, 45 Connecticut Light & Power customers in town were in the dark.

Alan Newton November 08, 2011 at 11:55 AM
Newtown is becoming famous because of CLP. This is crazy! I saw about 12 trucks this morning alone coming up 25. Pat makes a staging area in newtown for them and this town is one of the last ones to get restored. This is not OK anymore. Malloy said he would hold their feet to the fire, well I want to see it now. Talk is cheap. We want action.
Seamus November 08, 2011 at 01:06 PM
Is there any word on the town's plans for removing/picking up storm related debris, e.g. Downed tree limbs, branches etc.
Hoa Nguyen November 08, 2011 at 01:57 PM
Seamus, this was what we posted yesterday: Town public works and parks and recreation workers will be working on making sure all of the roads are cleared all this week with a goal of finishing by Saturday. Sometime this week – likely Wednesday – the town will publish a schedule for when they will start debris pickup next week. This will only apply for town roads and not state roads, which are on a different debris pickup schedule. As soon as the debris pickup schedule is set, the town will post it on its website. In order to receive notifications of such posting, sign up at the town's website at http://www.newtown-ct.gov/subscriber Good luck!
Bernadette November 08, 2011 at 09:02 PM
When I pay my CL&P bill, I am deducting the costs of my grocery bill for, yet again, restocking my refrigerator with the basics. Their horrendous service and neglect of our town during Irene and Alfred was outrageous. I hope our elected state and federal officials put their money where their mouth is and take CL&P to the woodshed.
DAY November 08, 2011 at 10:43 PM
Ah, yes. The power and glory of appearing in the New York Times, which chops down a forest every week to publish its vaunted Sunday edition while wagging a sanctimonious finger at all of us "non-greens". I apologize for the tangential snark. I'm glad our town was mentioned in this newspaper.
Alex Tytler November 08, 2011 at 11:35 PM
Don't you get it? This is the way the Greens want us to live, in the cold and dark. No emissions, you know. Our state is their dream, highest rates in the country, shut the power off for a week every couple of months.
Lee November 09, 2011 at 02:27 AM
I believe Newtown doubled their carbon emissions this past week running generators and chainsaws.

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