A Connecticut state senator is using the one-year anniversary of Superstorm Sandy to criticize the Governor Dannel Malloy administration for not doing enough to help homeowners affected by the storm. Senator Len Fasano says the administration is actually hampering rebuilding efforts in his shoreline community.
Republican Mayor Dick Moccia and Democratic challenger Harry Rilling sparred over the city's progress on economic development, diversity on the city's boards and commissions, NEON and more on Tuesday at a breakfast event sponsored by the Norwalk Chamber of Commerce at the Norwalk Inn. The four-term mayor says he's proud of his record; Rilling says more should've been accomplished over the last eight years.
A year after Superstorm Sandy crashed into Connecticut's coastline, homeowners are still rebuilding and replanting. A new project is helping them make better choices about landscaping. A website, developed by Connecticut Sea Grant with the University of Connecticut can now help those owners figure out how best to protect their homes from storms and flooding. It’s called the Coastal Riparian Landscaping Guide of Long Island Sound.
Fifty years ago, a massive flood devastated the city of Norwich, Connecticut.
In March of 1963, a dam at the city’s largest park collapsed and millions of gallons of water flooded the area, causing several deaths.
Author Wally Lamb grew up in Norwich. He's used the flood as a jumping off point for his latest novel, We Are Water. It's set in the fictional town of Three Rivers, based on Norwich and nearby New London and Willimantic