What’s Up and Stuff

  • Weshop is back open and thriving, though its meat and dairy fridges aren’t quite up to speed, as you can imagine. Better than selling the spoiled stuff. The update above says it all, because nothing says “Bear with us” like a quirky MGMT shout-out.
  • Woodframes, program houses, frat row, 200 Church—it’s all still dark as sin. Cold, too, I imagine. How’s everyone holding out? SciLi sleepover, part 5?
  • Usdan seems to be running full throttle and, from what I saw at lunch today, fully accommodating the extra traffic from upperclassmen sans other food options.
  • New update from M. Roth on the blogamajig. Key assurance: “Connecticut Light and Power states on its website that power will be restored to all of Middletown by the end of the day Sunday; we’ve been told that power along Church and High streets may be restored as early as tomorrow.” In other news, Freeman is back up and running and “now offers the Wes community the possibility of really getting warm by getting some exercise.” Nothing tops off a night on the Clark Lounge floor like hitting the elliptical machine, amiright?
  • Also, Roth says, Homecoming will proceed as planned, Amos Oz will proceed as planned, Election Day will proceed as planned, even though the mayor has vowed to stop campaigning until power is fully restored to Middletown, which is mighty nice of him.
  • Roth: “I do look forward to blogging about China, liberal education, theater and athletics. Anything but electricity.”
  • Another link to the CTLight+Power Outage Map, cuz, yknow, why not. Middletown is in the greyish purplish shade: 42% of CL&P customers affected. 
  • Great news: “The generator powering the Middletown sewer plant has stopped working.” More here.
  • Main Street seems to be returning to normal, “busy with people seeking light, food and warmth.” One Middletown Eye blogger takes a stroll, calls it an “island of light,” describes arriving at the dark “South Green” as like being in the Truman Show and coming to the edge of the set–pitch black as far as we could see.”
  • No word on when Middletown stoplights will be powered up again. The Church/High intersection may be the baddest of the bad, but at least there are some temporary stop signs out and about now. Drive slow, homey. 
  • The Wesleyan Connection published a news overview of the storm and its surreal aftermath. Also, an image of the Usdan bag lunch line last Sunday:


  • WesWings and R&B still closed, may get power back tonight(?). In the meantime, we all owe Ed Thorndike ’89 a collective institutional thank-you for the soup lines and charge stations and everything else to alleviate the storm’s aftermath:

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  2. Ali

    The mayor WAS campaigning in Usdan, trying to pretend he was just ‘encouraging people to register to vote.’ I asked him why he was here at Wes doing voter registration when half his city has no power. He said he was ‘taking a break’ from the crisis.  Baaaaa Haaaa!

  3. Simon

    My housemate just told me I have power back.  I retract everything I previously said.  I got mine, bitchezzzzzz

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