Listeners Club

Forgot Password

Not a Member? Sign up here!


Local Headlines

Eversource contends it took COVID-19 precautions into account in storm response

Eversource executives say in a mandated post-storm report that the need to apply COVID-19 protocols to protect the health of employees and customers permeated every aspect of the utility's response.  But Danbury state Representative David Arconti previously expressed doubt about Eversource taking the pandemic into account.  Danbury experienced a small spike in COVID-19 cases about two weeks after the tropical storm, prompting the state Department of Public Health to declare a COVID-19 alert for the City.  The local Public Health Department was able to trace some cases to areas where there was no power for more than a week after storm.  On Twitter, Eversource had been directing people to stay with family or friends to beat the heat if their electricity was off.  Arconti says that goes against all of the guidance for people to socially distance from people not in their immediate household.

On Air Now

Armstrong & Getty

Local Headlines