The top US energy official says global warming is what compelled federal regulators to grant permission to a nuclear power plant in Connecticut to use warmer sea water for cooling. The Nuclear Regulatory Commission announced today (on Monday) Connecticut’s Millstone 2 power plant in Waterford has permission to use Long Island Sound water that’s as warm as 80-degrees Fahrenheit.
New York Governor Andrew Cuomo and the legislature approved a plan in the state budget to hold the line on taxes and encourage local governments and schools to merge and share services over the next few years. But according to a report by school administrators, attempts at school district mergers in recent years have failed, partly because the public doesn’t want them.
At age 63, former New Haven Firefighter Allyn Wright was enjoying his retirement as a security consultant registered in New York State. But Wright is now back in Connecticut, where his career started at the New Haven Fire Department. This time, he's serving as the new fire chief.
US Senator Chris Murphy of Connecticut is one of two members of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee calling for the beefing up of western sanctions against Russia. Murphy and Bob Corker of Tennessee said on NBC’s “Meet the Press” on Sunday that the sanctions should be directed at Russia’s petrochemical and banking industries.
Temple Beth El in Stamford, Connecticut earned the distinction of "cool congregation" for its efforts to reduce its carbon footprint. Synagogues from across the country competed for the distinction, which comes with a $1,000 award.