After the storm, the waiting — without power, without refrigeration, with cell phones dying, well water running low. Ridgefielders waited days — a week for some — to regain the comforts of a 21st Century suburban lifestyle that runs on electricity.
People were angry. And political leaders pointed criticism at Eversource, the giant utility company many blamed for not adequately preparing for a storm that could be seen speeding up the coast for days. Republican State Rep. John Frey called for a break-up of Eversource, while Democratic State Senator Will Haskell called for stricter oversight.