Letter: Time to Focus on Cuomo for LIPA Issues

Dear Editor, Recent accounts of LIPA’s investigation into the response to Tropical Storm Isaias amount to little more than LIPA’s trustees pointing fingers at a scapegoat, PSEG, the vendor they selected to serve LI’s ratepayers.  While we can all agree that PSEG did an atrocious Read More …

State Says PSEG-LI Faces Penalties for Tropical Storm Failures

PSEG-LI and other utilities are facing penalties for failures related to Tropical Storm Isaias, found in a state commission study, Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo said Thursday. The New York State Public Service Commission found failures to prepare for the storm and then adequately respond once Read More …

Gaughran Survey Finds Big Losses on Food From Isaias Outages

More than 3,000 people responded to a survey about the loss of power resulting from Tropical Storm Isaias. State Sen. Jim Gaughran, who asked constituents about their experiences during and after the Aug. 4 storm, told Long Island Power Authority chairman Tom Falcone that “It Read More …

Ex-Elwood School Board Members Complain About LIPA Letter

Four former members of the Elwood school board are complaining about the way two current members decided to send a letter supporting the LIPA tax settlement case to the Town Board. Rebecca Marcus, Andrew Kaplan,Dan Ciccone and Joseph Fusaro said that that the decision by Read More …

Town Board Votes to Approve LIPA Tax Settlement, 4-1

The Huntington Town Board voted Thursday to accept a  settlement with the Long Island Power Authority that will sharply reduce the utility’s taxes on the Northport power plant, a decision that could finally bring the lengthy legal battle to its conclusion. The vote was 4-1, Read More …

Op-Ed: Exposing the ‘Back-Taxes’ Charade

With a few days to go before the Huntington Town Board decides whether or not to accept LIPA’s settlement proposal, it’s worth reviewing the primary argument in favor of settlement to see if it still holds up, especially in light of all that we’ve learned Read More …

LIPA Sweetens the Pot With an Extra $3 Million

Updated 8:42 p.m. The Long Island Power Authority has offered an extra $3 million to the Town of Huntington as part of the proposed settlement on the Northport power plant tax assessment case. The town said Friday that the money was aimed at helping the Read More …