Luther Turmelle, The News-Times

Luther Turmelle

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Past articles by Luther:

Silicon Valley Bank crash: Could something similar happen in CT?

Connecticut-based industry experts say consumer banks, federal regulators are watching... → Read More

How one CT town is teaming with Eversource to reduce energy bills

A $25,000 grant from the Energize Connecticut Community Partnership initiative has enabled Branford to market energy efficiency ideas to its small businesses → Read More

CT attorney general suing rest stop food service operator to recover unpaid wages

New Haven-based Plaza Service LLC provides food service at 23 state-owned highway plazas on Interstates 95 and 395 as well as Route 15. → Read More

CT-based Pratt and Whitney lands $5.2 billion deal to produce additional F135 jet engines

East Hartford-based Pratt & Whitney, which is a divsion of defense giant Raytheon Technologies, has delivered more than 1,000 F135 jet engines. → Read More

Study: Connecticut high-speed internet consumers want more affordable and reliable service

More than 2,000 state residents responded to the Connecticut Conference of Municipalities survey, which was conducted over four months last year. → Read More

Evergreen Walk retail center in South Windsor continues to add new tenants

There have been several new stories opening at Promenade Ships at Evergreen Walk in South Windsor since the start of year, with more to come by late spring. → Read More

A reversal of fortune: Derby retail center continues rebound with new tenant American Freight

After losing two of its largest tenants in 2016, Hilltop Commons is now nearly fully leased following the opening of American Freight last month. → Read More

CT saw a record-high in housing permits issued in January

The vast majority of the 682 units issued permits in Connecticut during January were for... → Read More

How do rising interest rates affect the household budget?

With the Federal Reserve's current interest rate at its highest in 15 years, consumers can expect to see increased costs for a wide variety of loan products. → Read More

High demand for fuel assistance forces CT nonprofit to pause program

So far this year, Operation Fuel has provided nearly $6 million in energy assistance to more than 6,000 households in Connecticut. → Read More

Owners of CT restaurant seek help for Turkey earthquake victims: 'We really need the support of everybody'

The Turkish American community in Connecticut has about 8,000 members and many have family who live in the region where the earthquakes have hit. → Read More

Avangrid sees lower fourth quarter earnings, but profits grow overall in 2022

Avangrid is the corporate parent of The United Illuminating Co., Southern Connecticut Gas and Connecticut Natural Gas. → Read More

United Illuminating urged to avoid another electric rate hike: 'We cannot continue like this'

CT regulators on Thursday began hearings on United Illuminating's request to increase electric rates by 8 percent over the next three years. → Read More

Aquarion wanted to increase CT rates 27 percent. Regulators have tentatively rejected that plan.

Aquarion. which serves customers in 56 Connecticut towns, has been seeking a 27 percent rate increase over a three-year-period. → Read More

What's next for Stone Academy students as training school closes?

The private career training school - which has campuses in East Hartford, Waterbury and West Haven - has about 845 students. → Read More

Dramatic spike in electric rates hits Connecticut consumers hard: 'Is this really happening?'

A majority of Connecticut electric utility customers let those companies purchase power for them and that has caused some customers bills to nearly double → Read More

Amazon Fresh reaffirms commitment to opening Brookfield store, town official says

While company officials say Amazon Fresh will open in Brookfield, they aren't saying what... → Read More

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute puts Hartford campus on the market

The school's nearly 13-acre campus at 275 Windsor St. in Hartford's Downtown neighborhood was developed in the 1970s. → Read More

With rising electricity rates, some CT residents turning to third party providers

Switching from a standard service offer to a third party electric provider is currently saving money for Connecticut consumers. → Read More

Norwalk building sold for $6 million, cosmetic upgrades planned

The three-story building at 430 Main Avenue in Norwalk was owned by a limited liability company headed by the founder of Apex Capital Management in Fairfield. → Read More