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Monday, August 6, 2012


Monday, Aug 6 2012
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by Anthony Buzzeo
STAMFORD, Conn. — Downtown Stamford was a mob scene Monday evening as people from all across the area tried to catch a glimpse of ...


Monday, Aug 6 2012
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by Vanessa Inzitari
WESTPORT, Conn. — The eagle has landed — in Westport. President Barack Obama arrived at Sherwood Island State Park, via Marine 1, ...

Greenwich Power Restoration - State of Emergency Cancelled

This is Captain Mark Kordick of the Greenwich Police Department with an important follow-up announcement from the Town of Greenwich Emergency Operations Center.  As most of you are aware, at approximately 10:00 a.m. this morning all of Greenwich lost electrical power when a large electrical transmission line failed.  The failure occurred as the result of damage sustained in yesterday's severe thunderstorm.

As of 5:30 p.m., this evening, repairs effected by Connecticut Light and Power emergency line crews have restored power to 94% of all CL&P customers in Greenwich.  Virtually all of the customers who currently remain without electric service are customers who have been without power since yesterday due to smaller localized outages caused in yesterday's storms.  These smaller repairs will remain on-going throughout the evening until all customers are restored.  CL&P is estimating a 99% restoration rate within a few hours.

With over 90% of electrical service currently restored, the Office of the First Selectman has ordered the local State of Emergency, which had been declared at 10:15 this morning, to be lifted effective at 8:00 p.m. tonight.

Greenwich's Public Safety Agencies would like to extend our gratitude to all of the Townspeople and other citizens who's cooperation helped us manage yesterday's storm event and today's Townwide power outage without loss of life or significant injury to any person.  During emergencies, your attention to messages like this one is vital and we thank you for your caution and cooperation.  

BREAKING NEWS: CL&P: Power Should Be Restored To Greenwich By 8PM, Monday

Monday, Aug 6 2012
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by Anthony Buzzeo
Update, 11:55 a.m.: GREENWICH, Conn. — A tree that fell on a "major transmission line" during Sunday night's ...
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Greenwich Patch: Breaking News Alert

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98 Percent of Greenwich without Power [UPDATE]

Michael Dinan, Barbara Heins, and Patrick Barnard | Aug 6, 2012 | 0 Comments

A tree in Riverside knocked out a major power line, CL&P says. Greenwich customers can expect to get power back throughout the day till about 8 p.m. tonight.

Greenwich Post Breaking News Alert

Greenwich News Alert
Virtually the entire town of Greenwich is without power as of 11:30 a.m., leading First Selectman Peter Tesei to declare a state of emergency. A major transmission line for Greenwich   was damaged in Sunday night's storm and failed completely at approximately 10 a.m. Monday morning. Connecticut Light & Power (CL&P) said that 27,603 customers were without power Monday morning, representing approximately 98% of the entire town. Because of this Mr. Tesei has declared the state of emergency and opened the town's Emergency Operations Center.
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Town of Greenwich Power Emergency

This is a message from the Town of Greenwich, Connecticut Police Department .

Yesterday's storm damaged a major transmission line responsible for the delivery of electric power to the Town of Greenwich.  The damaged transmission line failed completely at approximately 10:00 am this morning, Monday August 6th, 2012.  In response to the townwide power emergency, the First Selectman declared a state of emergency at 10:15 a.m. today and the municipality has opened it's Emergency Operations Center.  At this juncture, Connecticut Light and Power representatives have advised the Town that repairs will take 6 to 8 hours.  To avoid further power problems, CL&P must restore power to the Town by sections in a process which may take an additional 2 to 4 hours.

During the power outage, many traffic control signals may not be operating.  Metro-North trains are currently not operating west of the Cos Con RR station.  Residents are encouraged to use extra caution when traveling.  Any business or residence that utilizes the municipal sewer system can help us by conserving water to the greatest extent possible to reduce the strain on the municipal sewer pump stations and treatment plant.

In the event of an emergency, please contact police headquarters by dialing 911.  An additional message will be broadcast via this system if power is not restored in the anticipated timeframe or if other important information becomes available.

U.S. Senate Race: How Much Is Your Neighbor Giving? and more from Greenwich Patch

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U.S. Senate Race: How Much Is Your Neighbor Giving?

Michael Dinan | Aug 6, 2012 | 0 Comments

Use the quick search form below for a donor-by-donor breakdown of campaign contributions in the hotly contested U.S. Senate race in Connecticut.

Summer is for...Reading

Sue Rogers | Aug 6, 2012 | 0 Comments

it may be summer, but students still have homework.

Potent Thunderstorms Knock Out Power in Greenwich

Greenwich Patch | Aug 6, 2012 | 0 Comments

According CL&P, about 4,400 customers in Greenwich, or about 15 percent of the town, were without power as of 9:22 p.m., Sunday.

PIck a Winner: Bronx Zoo 'Caption This' Contest

Michael Dinan | Aug 6, 2012 | 71 Comments

Vote for a winner by posting the number of your favorite caption in the comments. Winners will visit the Bronx Zoo, including this summer's special exhibit of wildlife built of LEGO bricks!

Campaign Notebook: McMahon Cooks on Better CT

Greer Stichnoth | Aug 6, 2012 | 0 Comments

News and updates from the campaign trail in Connecticut.


'Will Never Feel Comfortable Using Public Restrooms Again'

Greer Stichnoth | Aug 6, 2012 | 0 Comments

A look at the day's comments from Patch account holders in the region.

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Greenwich Topix Editor Brian Harrod Has Posted 8 News Articles - TOP NEWS STORY: Crews respond to Greenwich outages

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Greenwich - News August 6, 2012

Crews respond to Greenwich outages
Metro-North announced its New Haven Line is back operating on time Monday. Trees fell on the tracks on Sunday, suspending service between the Stamford and Harrison, New York, stations.

Senate Linda McMahon : A McMahon appeared on Better Connecticut's "Cooking with the Candidates " A on Thursday.A Christopher Shays : The Hartford Courant endorses Christopher Shays for the August 14 Republican primary.A Susan Bysiewicz : A Bysiewicz has pulled her controversial television ad that accused Democratic rival Chris Murphy of accepting ... (more)
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(The Greenwich Post)
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