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Newtown First Selectman Dan Rosenthal says as nearly all homes and businesses have power back eight days after the Tropical Storm, now the real work begins. He told Governor Lamont that, more than transportation, reliable power is critical to living and doing business in Connecticut. Until now, Rosenthal says the bar has been set ridiculously low and week long power outages have become acceptable.  He says elected officials and regulators have let this slide by, and that has to change.  He plans to work with his counterparts in other communities, as well as leadership in Hartford, to make it clear that doing the same thing over and over again and expecting a different result isn’t acceptable.  Rosenthal acknowledged that power outages will happen, but says they don’t need to be eternal.

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