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 …

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 …

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: Lupinacci Is Correct On LIPA Settlement

In 1990, I was hired as an engineer out of college by the Long Island Lighting Company (LILCo) and assigned to the Northport Power Station.  I worked there for 10 years in various management roles with increasing responsibilities.  In 1997, L.I.’s electric transmission system was 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 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 …

Board Rejects Attempt to Rescind Contract for LIPA Deal Outreach

Councilmen Gene Cook and Ed Smyth attempted Tuesday to have the Town Board rescind a contract with a public relations firm but were unable to get the matter on the \meeting agenda. Mercury Public Affairs, a politically connected firm based in New York, was hired 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 …