November 30, 2012 Residents of Summit, N.J., waited weeks for the power to return after Superstorm Sandy. That's in stark contrast to the nearby town of Madison, where the lights were on in just a few days. Madison owns its own utility company — and after its shining performance, Summit is weighing the idea, too.
November 25, 2012 In a period of just nine days following Superstorm Sandy, $740 million was donated for relief efforts. It was an unprecedented level of giving. But in past disasters like Hurricane Katrina, the money dried up after the early donations. The key may be planning for the long haul.
November 23, 2012 WNYCGov. Chris Christie is defending local tax increases and major federal investments, despite his tough talk on spending. Gov. Andrew Cuomo is courting the spotlight as he calls for billions of dollars from Washington to rebuild. The Republican and Democrat will have to find consensus on the plan for rebuilding — together and with a divided Congress.
November 18, 2012 Unaffiliated with larger organizations, volunteers are taking charge in areas badly hit by Superstorm Sandy. The operations are backed by the kindness of strangers, some of whom have traveled from other states to help. They say they have come to do "everything you would want your neighbors to do for you."
November 17, 2012 Nearly three weeks after Hurricane Sandy, nowhere has the wait to restore power been longer than on Long Island. Utility mismanagement has deep roots there, where consumers are still paying for abuses that started more than 50 years ago.