Now that we in Connecticut are picking up the last of the branches, and the pre-Halloween storm begins to take its place with the 1938 Hurricane, the 1973 Ice Storm, the Blizzard of 1978 and other of our major weather memories, there are two things we ought to do.
One is to formally thank the line crews that came from all over the country and Canada to help restore power. There were issues with how they were summoned, how many came and how they were managed, all of which will be covered in the various investigations. But there were few if any issues with the hard and potentially dangerous work done to restore power. Most residents — sadly, not all — realized that.