Letter: LIPA Returns With a New Assault on Taxpayers

Dear Editor, Over the last month, the Long Island Power Authority unveiled their second assault against residential and commercial class taxpayers in Nassau & Suffolk County. The first assault was betraying the position LIPA took in the 1997 Public Authorities Board hearing granting the LILCO Read More …

Op-Ed: Time to Take Power Lines Under Ground

   On his last day as president and CEO of the Long Island Association (LIA), Kevin Law sent a letter to President Joe Biden and Senate Majority Leader Charles Schumer requesting federal help for the undergrounding of electric lines on Long Island. And Mr. Law Read More …

Op-Ed: Time for LIPA to Become Full Public Utility

The G in PSEG could stand for Goofy. PSEG this month faces loss of the 12-year contract it got in 2013 to operate Long Island’s electrical grid for the Long Island Power Authority. This stems from its massive failures during Tropical Storm Isaias in August Read More …

Op-Ed: LIPA Can Become a True Public Utility

The Long Island Power Authority will decide in March whether to continue having an outside private company provide electric service—so far it has used KeySpan, National Grid and now PSEG—or become a true public power utility and supply the electricity itself. Eyed as a model Read More …

LIPA Files $70-Million Claim Against PSEG-LI for Isaias Response

The Long Island Power Authority has filed a $70-million claim against PSEG-LI over its response to Tropical Storm Isaias, Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo said Wednesday.  The complaint says PSEG-LI failed to adequately oversee outage management and communications systems, and also complained about a lack of business Read More …

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 …

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 …