Of course you have to get in t one of these elite schools. Kiplinger picks the best values among 200 private colleges. Yale comes out on top, but Wesleyan, Trinity and Connecticut make the top 50.
Here’s a proposed ruling a lot of us can get behind.
A decision today by the state Public Utilities Relulatory Authority reinforces what a lot of municipal officials and state residents who spent days in the dark already know — Connecticut Light & Power failed miserably during Tropical Storm Irene and the Halloween snowstorm.
A final decision is expected Aug. 1. The draft decision found that CL&P didn’t get ready in time and kept telling us the power was going to be coming back on — when many towns were left in the dark for days.
The draft decision, if approved, means that before granting any future requests for rate increases or to recover costs incurred by the storm, PURA would have to consider that the power company did a poor job in responding to the storms.
A few highlights:
The Connecticut Light and Power Company’s performance in the aftermath of the 2011 storms was deficient and inadequate in the areas of outage and service restoration preparation of personnel, support of its municipal liaison program, development and communication of restoration times to customers, and overall communication to customers, other service providers and municipalities, as to warrant regulatory sanction. In this Decision, the Public Utilities Regulatory Authority also concludes that because of The Connecticut Light and Power Company’s failure to obtain adequate assistance in advance of the October 29, 2011 storm, its response to that storm was deficient.
The Authority also concludes that because of CL&P’s failure to obtain adequate assistance in advance of the October Storm, its response to that storm was deficient. The Authority establishes a rebuttable presumption that CL&P should be imposed an appropriate reduction to its allowed return on equity in its next ratemaking proceeding as a penalty for poor management performance and to provide incentives for improvement. In addition, in conformance with the Settlement Agreement between NU and NSTAR, the Authority retains further jurisdictional approval for recovery of an appropriate level of 2011 storm costs at the time CL&P seeks recovery of any such costs. Similarly, the Authority will exercise its regulatory oversight for the recovery of 2011 storm-related costs at the time UI seeks the recovery of those costs in rates.
Ned Lamont in today’s Courant, on rich people moving to Florida:
“I consider it a form of premature death down there.”
If you can afford it, that is. Kiplinger’s ranks the governor’s hometown #10 on its top ten list of best communities t have kids. The magazine looked at incomes and quality of local education. Omaha, Nebraska came in first.
Stamford isn’t cheap, but if you can afford to live in this preppy Connecticut stronghold, your family will enjoy some of the best living money can buy. Neighborhoods in North Stamford and nearby towns such as Darien boast big parks, wooded lots and plenty of young families. Crime is low, and schools are top-notch. Stamford boasts six magnet schools that focus on various academic disciplines, ranging from technology to the environment.
As for Mom and Dad, southwest Connecticut promises an easy commute to New York and some of the highest wages in the country. Companies such as UBS, General Electric and the Royal Bank of Scotland rank among the area’s largest employers. In fact, the Stamford region contains more millionaires per capita than any other metropolitan area in the U.S. except Naples, Fla., and Los Alamos, N.M.
So this is the new I-Love-Connecticut brand. We can’t do better than this? I’m going to try and come around, but doesn’t it confirm all those dusty old reasons for not bothering with Connecticut? Old place, old ideas, nothing new? I get the “still revolutionary” irony here… but somehow I was expecting more from the Mad Men hired to rebrand Connecticut.
The governor, jumping the gun on a state tourism convention later this week, will announce the state’s new tourism campaign today with a morning press conference at the Old State House in downtown Hartford. This will be our first glimpse of a $22 million marketing and “rebranding” campaign announced earlier this year.
There’s still time though to enter your Connecticut tale in the state’s “What’s Your Connectcut Story” contest. So far, the 100 mile Connecticut River canoe trip is the big leader among folks who have entered their stories.
Check out all the Connecticut stories here.
Many of the 10 best, according to the latest US News ranking, are in the Hartford area. According to the magazine the list
… is based on the key principles that a great high school must serve all of its students well, not just those who are college-bound, and that it must be able to produce measurable academic outcomes to show the school is successfully educating its student body across a range of performance indicators.
Take a look at all of the schools here.
Here are the top 10 for Connecticut:
Connecticut International Baccalaureate Academy
EAST HARTFORD, CT 06118
Conard High School
WEST HARTFORD, CT 06107
Ridgefield High School
RIDGEFIELD, CT 06877
Weston High School
WESTON, CT 06883
Staples High School
WESTPORT, CT 06880
William H. Hall High School
WEST HARTFORD, CT 06117
Darien High School
DARIEN, CT 06820
Wilton High School
WILTON, CT 06897
Simsbury High School
SIMSBURY, CT 06070
Farmington High School
FARMINGTON, CT 06032
He manages billions of dollars and lives in Greenwich. Below, he appears with John McCain in Westport in 2008. Time says he is one of the most influential people in the world. The list is here.