The storm, which dropped sleet or snow as far south as Florida, was expected to produce blizzard conditions as it moved up the Eastern Seaboard.
Organizers of a Monday conference on the Narragansett Bay were told three E.P.A. scientists would not be allowed to present their work.
Getting methadone in jail gave a Connecticut heroin user a firmer foothold in recovery. But fewer than 1 percent of jails and prisons allow it.
It was the last state to emerge from the recession, but now its unemployment rate is down and political interest in its Democratic governor is up.