Propane gas purchase tips from Ct Consumer Protection Commissioner

August 14, 2009
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Propane gas purchase tips from Ct Consumer Protection Commissioner

Tips courtesy of Ct Consumer Protection Commissioner Jerry Farrell Jr.   Make sure the dealer you buy from is registered with the Department of Consumer Protection, as required by law. See License Verification at www.ct.gov/dcp or call 860-713-6160. Some propane dealers offer guaranteed price plans. Retail contracts for propane gas that offer a guaranteed...

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Heating oil and propane tips from Ct Atty General

August 14, 2009
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Heating oil and propane tips from Ct Atty General

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Connecticut Heating Oil and Propane Price Comparison web sites

August 14, 2009
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Another important site is tinyurl.com/ld5sbn. It lists wholesale prices for heating oil and compares them to prices in other areas as well as prior year’s prices. At tinyurl.com/n8yc2n, you’ll find retail heating-oil prices in Connecticut by area and compares prices to last year’s. At tinyurl.com/krq8wk, you’ll find a weekly list of average home heating-oil...

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Sleepy's: The bedbug column The Courant refused to publish about its prime advertiser

August 14, 2009
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This was my column, as approved by my editor, that the Courant refused to publish about one of its biggest advertisers. It was scheduled to run on Aug. 2 but was held without an explanation. This was the first time in my 40 years at The Courant that an investigation by the attorney general...

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Watchdog starts new blog site: CL&P's mystery meters examined

August 14, 2009
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My four-decade-long career at The Courant ended Friday as I was fired for doing my job – being the advocate for consumers. My career began in June 1969 as a reporter in the Willimantic bureau and ended as the first – and likely last – investigative consumer columnist at the nation’s oldest newspaper of continuous...

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