State legislators will hold hearings regarding the response to and the preparedness for Irene, the tropical storm that socked our state. The first, from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Sept. 19, is reserved for utility companies and representatives of local governments. Have your say Sept. 26 during the second hearing, beginning at 9 a.m. Can’t get to Hartford? Submit your ideas, comments and concerns as comments to this blog post and I’ll review them. Check out these recent reports from CBS Radio and the Patch regarding my thoughts on the hearings.