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Danbury Mayor considers legal action against Eversource over storm response

Danbury Mayor Mark Boughton is looking into taking legal action against Eversource over their storm response.  He is consulting with surrounding mayors and first selectmen about legal action against the utility's CEO and its senior management team as well.  Boughton says Eversource has no plan, have broken promise after promise and the the subcontractor Crews are not working or dispatched with any sense of urgency.  He says he had to explain repeatedly to Eversource staff where an outage was located because it has two addresses, which the Eversource system couldn't handle.  Boughton called it a total failure of its system.  Following the prolonged outages during Irene and Sandy, Eversource assigned each municipality a liaison to help with restoration efforts.  Newtown First Selectman Dan Rosenthal says their representative was left out of the decision making process.  Boughton noted that Danbury's liaison happened to be on vacation, and the City was provided with a back up.  But he says he's never seen this kind of lack of communication before. 

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