Tag Archives: Connecticut

Really (really), Bad Basketball Poetry

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Not sure which is worse, the poetry or the bball play last night — but I’m going to revel in the horrendous  of both- and repost my Facebook feed  poem in progress from last night.

Tucked the kids, dressed in their UConn tees into bed –
with visions of Shabzz and the big dance in their heads. Read the rest of this entry

Something to Run to.

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When I ran my first race, I was fifteen years old.  It was at HK High School on their indoor track, a track that measured just 100 meters. I ran around it ten times for a total of 1000 meters.  I don’t remember where I placed. Fifth maybe- my lungs burned, my legs were all weak when I was done. I had used all I had to get through that race.  When I was done, my coach grabbed my shoulders and said, “you did good Tara B. You did good”. Read the rest of this entry

Unacceptable.

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Tolland Town Manager Openly Blasts CL&P- ‘This company … remains with the corporate line of baloney whenever a question is asked’

This above article, is why friends, I continue to be discontent about the CL&P response.  It seems to me that they are not doing their job. That it is not the storm to blame at this point – but the ineptitude of their corporate response.

My Valley was a disaster area – we were cold, our food spoiled, but we did not go SEVEN days, now EIGHT without power. Further, our State Police and senior housing complexes were back online as soon as was possible. Read the rest of this entry

The Miserable Electric Companies

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This was posted to FB earlier tonight.

Has CL&P fixed my f’in power yet. 

Here in the Valley, we’ve had a tough week.  But in Connecticut, they’ve had a miserable week. Just awful.  63% of my home town is still without power. Seven days later — that’s insane. I know this is the worst loss of power Connecticut has seen since Hurricane Gloria in 1985, but good lord, seven days, and more than half of your customers still don’t have service. Come. ON! And while there are really good folks out there working their asses off for their neighbors,  the people who have the power to do the most seem to be doing the least.

Thoughts? Am I being too tough on the electric companies.  I know here in Mass. folks have their own complaints about WEMCO, but there just doesn’t seem to be the same outcry here as there is in our neighbor to the south.

Not for nothing, but I really think CL&P, with all apologies to our furry friends, screwed the pooch on this one.

Update: I wanted to include a few more links about what I’m talking about in terms of CL&P not doing what they should be doing –

CL&P Union Leaders: Staffing Too Low, Executive Pay Too High

Meteorologists Dispute Forecast Claims