Op-Ed: Municipalize LIPA for Better Service, Cost

Throughout its history, the Long Island Power Authority has embraced a public-private partnership approach toward governance. This arrangement benefitted LIPA as it had lacked the capacity to effectively manage and maintain Long Island’s electric infrastructure. It entrusted these responsibilities to KeySpan, National Grid, and most Read More …

Letter: Reaching a Settlement With LIPA Was the Only Choice

First, I want to thank you for your excellent news coverage of the LIPA vs. Town of Huntington tax certiorari litigation. At this writing, it’s certainly old news that I, along with three other members of the Town Board, voted in favor of the LIPA Read More …

Letter: Anti-Settlement Arguments Are Just Retreads

   In the late 1990s, when most of the people currently parenting Northport-East Northport students were still children themselves, in college, or otherwise beginning their adult lives, the Long Island Power Authority sent a letter to then-Huntington Town Supervisor Frank Petrone essentially promising not to Read More …

LIPA, Town Board Agree on Sept. 3 Vote for Proposed Settlement

The Long Island Power Authority and the Huntington Town Board have agreed on Sept. 3 as the date for a board vote on the proposed tax-assessment case on the Northport power plant. Councilwoman Joan Cergol announced the agreement for the delay at Tuesday’s Town Board Read More …

Cuomo Warns Utilities About Storm Performance

Updated: Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo sharply criticized PSEG and Con Edison utilities Monday for their efforts to prepare for and recover from Tropical Storm Isaias last week, warning them that their licenses could be in danger.- “Con Ed and PSEG are doing the worst jobs Read More …

Report: State Attorney General Investigating PSEG-LI

The state attorney general is investigating PSEG-LI’s response to Tropical Storm Isiais, Newsday reported Sunday morning. The investigation will “determine whether violations of state law have occurred,” according to a copy of the letter to PSEG, Newsday said. The letter, dated Aug. 6 and addressed Read More …

Op-Ed: The ‘Never Settle’ With LIPA Arguments Fall Short

In a few short days, LIPA’s Aug. 11 settlement ultimatum deadline will be upon us.  Some have suggested it’s a false deadline.  The Town of Huntington has certainly acted that way, scheduling two public hearings over a month apart, and a vote on the matter Read More …