Now in their fourth day without power, Bridgeport residents are losing patience. At Thursday night’s 6:00 news conference, held by Connecticut Gov. Dannel P. Malloy, a United Illuminating official said his repair crews were being pelted with eggs by angry Bridgeport residents and he wanted them to have police protection. UI vice president Tony Marone, suggested that comments made by Bridgeport Mayor William Finch, about the pace of restoration efforts, may have instigated the egg throwing incidents. The mayor is providing police protection for the crews. “They were throwing eggs at our trucks…This is uncalled for and undeserved,” Marone said.
Obama Given Earful?
The News Times of Danbury is reporting Mayor Finch gave President Obama an earful, Thursday, during a conference call, on the situation in the Park City, but a mayoral aide said Finch was “respectful.” “The mayor received a thorough answer and thanked the President for all of his assistance,” said Adam Wood, Finch’s chief-of-staff.