After Superstorm Sandy communities high and dry for as long as anyone can remember suddenly found themselves under eight feet of water. Post Sandy, a booming business in New York and New Jersey is house lifting. Picking a house up and setting it on stilts or a higher foundation to protect it from a future storm surge. But the rush to lift houses has regulators scurrying to catch up.
The Attorneys General of Connecticut, New York and a dozen other states filed a brief Friday with a federal appeals court, arguing that same-sex marriage bans in Nevada and Hawaii are unconstitutional.
The last debate of Stamford candidates for mayor took place at the Ferguson Library on Thursday evening. Candidates Michael Fedele, Kathleen Murphy, David Martin and John Zito and answered questions about the city budget, how they'd staff their cabinet, how Stamford should protect itself against future storms, medical marijuana and other topics. The debate was sponsored by the League of Women Voters.
Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection Commissioner Dan Esty at Captain's Cove in Bridgeport on Thursday. The landfill where the energy park will be built is just across Cedar Creek from Captain's Cove.
The mayor of Bridgeport, Connecticut, announced on Thursday that a new solar panel installation and fuel cell facility will be built on the site of an old city landfill. The plan is being called a model for green energy generation in the state.