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Anti-pollution regs work, public investment lags

Kym Soper | Journal Inquirer |

Anti-pollution regulations in Connecticut are working, according to a state watchdog agency, but conservation efforts that rely solely on public investment lag.

Weary legislators depart, leaving behind flawed system

Connecticut's fiscal crisis is taking its toll on our elected leaders, with nearly two dozen state legislators publicly announcing their retirement this year.

Squire Village’s new owner plans $24M ‘green’ makeover

One of Connecticut's and the Hartford region's biggest rent-subsidized apartment complexes that recently sold is undergoing a major, $24 million facelift, its new owner says.

Murphy pushes 'Buy American' reforms in Congress

Q&A talks with U.S. Sen. Chris Murphy on steps he's taking in Congress to strengthen Connecticut manufacturing.

Businesses, schools, hospitals test virtual-reality technology

John Stearns |

The University of Hartford's business school is providing a virtual-reality tour of its campus to accepted students hoping to convert them into matriculating pupils this fall.

Drones taking off in insurance industry

Keith Griffin |

The use of commercial drones, technically called unmanned air vehicles, has been hailed by insurance companies as an economical and safe way to do costly inspections for claims and risk evaluations.

DEEP commissioner proposing toxic chemicals changes

The state’s environmental commissioner is joining with other state environmental officials to protest a proposed federal law that would severely restrict how states can regulate toxic chemicals.

Electric supplier complaints plummeted last year

Following a frigid 2013-2014 that saw several thousand customers of competitive electricity suppliers complain to state regulators about high bills and other grievances, complaints fell 63 percent...

CT Water reelects CEO to chairman’s seat

Connecticut Water Service shareholders late last week voted to renew CEO Eric Thornburg’s board chairmanship for another three-year term.

Eversource wants to ramp up credit reporting

Matt Pilon |

In the face of a three-year upswing in delinquencies among its residential accounts, Connecticut's largest electric and gas utility wants to report customer payment data to credit bureaus every month.

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