Connecticut Governor Dannel Malloy says the state will begin collecting applications for federal Superstorm Sandy assistance no later than Sept 1. The governor visited a beach in Milford and a public housing complex in Norwalk damaged by the storm with US Secretary of Housing and Urban Development Shaun Donovan on Monday.
At least three people are believed dead after a small plane crashed into two houses at about 11:20 am on Friday in East Haven, Connecticut. Two bodies have been located so far. Mayor Joseph Maturo says two children were inside one of the houses. He says their mother was with them and she escaped unharmed. Maturo says the children's ages were around 13 and 1. The other home was unoccupied. Governor Dannel Malloy says 1 to 3 people were on the plane.
Connecticut says it's planning the first program in the nation to keep power on in critical buildings during outages. Governor Dannel Malloy announced in Bridgeport on Wednesday that eight towns and cities will be given $18 million to establish microgrids.
The Connecticut General Assembly has so-called veto sessions scheduled for Monday morning meant to look at the possibility of overriding any of Governor Dannel Malloy's vetoes. The sessions are expected to be brief with no major action.
Fliers from the United Klans of America, an Alabama white supremacist group, have been found on driveways in Milford, Connecticut this week. Governor Dannel Malloy joined local officials in condemning the fliers on Wednesday.