Throughout the region, the power providers CL&P and UI have been roundly criticized for delays in the power coming back to some neighborhoods. Whether the criticism is justified is a post-mortem that certainly will be done by even more legislative committees of inquiry over the next few months. But it certainly is hard to fault the workers -- though UI reported workers being pelted by eggs in Bridgeport -- who were out in the thick of it, trying their best to get the juice flowing again. Some of the workers have been recruited from far and wide.
Richard C. Ilse, a writer who lives in Stamford, offered this testimonial by email: