Tornado Watch Added To Storm Cancellations, Other ChangesAhead of Tropical Storm Isaias, a new tornado watch has been posted and cancellations are mounting.UPDATE: This report was updated at 9:45 am on August 4 with advisories from the Governor.* * * * * *Ahead of Tropical Storm Isaias, a new tornado watch has been posted and local cancellations are mounting. Governor Ned Lamont is also reminding restaurant operators and homeowners to take in or secure things like outdoor furniture, tents, and awnings.Newtown Parks & Recreation has announced several early closings and program cancellations for Tuesday, August 4:*Day Camp will be closing at noon;*Tennis Camp is canceled and make up will be on Friday;*Torpedoes Swim team is canceled;*Treadwell Pool and Eichler's Cove Beach are closed for the day;*Skyhawks Hoopstertots is canceled for this evening; and*All fields are closed including artificial turf.All indoor programs are running on schedule.The organizers of Newtown Farmers Market at Fairfield Hills already announced yesterday that today’s market is canceled.Governor Lamont has ordered the Connecticut Emergency Operations Center (EOC) to remain activated to monitor and manage any issues that may arise as a result of severe weather caused by Tropical Storm Isaias. “With the current forecasted track of Isaias, we can expect heavy rain and high winds beginning Tuesday afternoon,” Lamont said. “We’re encouraging any restaurant owners and homeowners to secure outdoor furniture, tents, and awnings. We’ll continue to monitor the storm’s progress up the east coast and will provide updates as necessary.”Readers, business owners, managers, et al are invited to share cancellations, business closures, etc with The Newtown Bee. Those announcements will be added to this list as they are received.Send e-mail to Shannon Hicks, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Could The Bee please explain the article published last week, but not available on the website, about how Eversource had actually lowered generation rates, starting 7/1/2020? There was no mention of the rate increase that folks are complaining about. I have been quite confused about what is going on, although of course what matters most is the "amount due" on the bill. The regulations and the way our bills are broken out are confusing, but it doesn't help when the local news source seems to be reporting something so different from what people are actually experiencing.
Not a criticism of you, but I am appalled you had to define "Pandora's Box". What is the state of our education system.
Good points all, and they have kept coming up since we purchased Fairfield Hills all these years ago.
What will the effect be on our municipal services. Will we need more police ? Will our all volunteer Fire Departments be able to handle the building project at completion. (Last year the Fire Chief in Brookfield spoke against a apartment project saying in part, they did not have sufficient apparatus and in the event of a major incident they could not guarantee sufficient manpower.)
What exactly is "affordable housing". I know it is a percentage of the median income. My brother lives in Stamford. A developer got around zoning by building affordable units. To qualify you can make up to $80,000 a year. Of course they are making rents at the high end of "affordable".
We need to do something with Fairfield Hills. Maybe we should have gone with a golf course or Horse facility. It is not generating any tax revenue, is taking money from the town, and those abandoned buildings, and tunnels underneath, are becomming more and more dangerous every year.
While I concur that labelling people or judging people is not helpful or right, there are some inconsistencies in what is written here.
First, for many, masks are not being pushed nor are they being worn to protect the wearer. Informed wearers understand that a primary benefit of wearing a mask is to protect those around us - to prevent the wearer for transmitting the disease to others - not to protect themselves. It is known that even asymptomatic people can spread the virus. The last paragraph in the letter acknowledges that masks trap the virus or particles or droplets that carry the virus. A main mode of disease transmission is for such droplets to reach an uninfected person. So, unless one believes that a mask is 100% transmissive - that is, it does not at all restrict the flow of particles or droplets - then there is unquestionably some level of risk reduction for people in the vicinity of the mask wearer. We can debate the degree of risk reduction, but it is certainly more than not wearing a mask at all. In making the personal choice not to wear a mask and then go to public places where one might come into contact with others, one is choosing to not to provide whatever degree of protection a mask provides to others in that public place. I am not passing judgement or labelling anyone who chooses not to wear a mask. Where it gets complicated is making that choice, thereby increasing risks for people around us. For example, should it be a personal choice for students returning to classrooms in the fall as to whether to wear a mask or not?
Standard delivery rate as of July 2020: 15.054 cents/kWh (from Eversource website, which matches my current bill)
Delivery rate from my bill 3 years ago: 9.195 cents/kWh
Distribution: 3.467 -> 6.005
Transmission: 3.16 -> 3.785
FMCC charge: 1.077-> 3.048
Public Benefit: 1.321 -> 1.621
Improvements: 0 -> 0.431
I think we could benefit from a more detailed justification for such a significant jump in the delivery rate.