COURTESY PHOTO | State Assemblyman Fred Thiele Jr. says he’s seeking more transparency from Long Island’s power company.
While PSEG-LI pushes ahead with an effort to gain an increase in charges to its customers based on hikes in transportation costs, Assemblyman Fred Thiele Jr. (I-Sag Harbor) continues his campaign to force the utility to reveal more financial information. (more…)
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Walter Brigham, then a ninth grader, took home top honors in the Shelter Island School Science Fair in 1985. Today, he’s the school’s information technology specialist.
50 YEARS AGO IN HISTORY
President Lyndon Johnson activated the Alabama National Guard after Governor George Wallace refused to do so to protect the third civil rights march from Selma to Montgomery.
Cosmonaut Aleksei Leonov became the first person to walk in space.
The NCAA basketball championship was decided as UCLA beat Michigan 91 to 80.
Gary Lewis and the Playboys topped the charts in the United States with “This Diamond Ring.”
You could purchase a gallon of milk for 95 cents and a dozen eggs for 53 cents.
And on Shelter Island … (more…)
JEN NUZZO PHOTO | The New York State Department of Public Service held a public meeting Monday at the Riverhead Free Library to discuss PSEG’s rate increase plan.
Long Islanders are blasting PSEG Long Island’s proposed rate increase plan and say current utility costs are already too high. (more…)
AMBROSE CLANCY PHOTO | The Town Board at its Tuesday work session. From left, Councilman Paul Shepherd, Supervisor Jim Dougherty, Councilman Peter Reich and Councilman Ed Brown. Not shown in photo, Councilwoman Chris Lewis.
Supervisor Jim Dougherty said PSEG is leaning toward revisiting a tunnel project from the North Fork to the Island for “enhancing future power capacity for Shelter Island.” (more…)
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Assemblyman Fred Thiele Jr. blasts PSEG for hike in delivery charges.
Just a week after criticizing PSEG for failing Long Islander, Assemblyman Fred Thiele Jr. (I-Sag Harbor) blasted the utility company’s plans to increase delivery charges by nearly 4 percent for the next three years. (more…)