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The osprey’s return, a herald of spring, is a reminder ‘we canget it right’

by Apr 21, 2023
The osprey, a magnificent, once-endangered raptor, has made a comeback thanks to conservation efforts and the banning of the toxic chemical pesticide DDT. There are now about 550 nesting pairs of osprey on the East End of Long Island, where the birds return each spring to nest and breed.

State’s ‘future of LIPA’ commission to hold public hearing on the East End Friday

by Jan 14, 2023
The state Commission on the Future of the LIPA will hold a public hearing Friday at 11 a.m. in Southampton. The hearing will be live-streamed. The commission was established last year to develop an action plan to make LIPA a true public power authority.

Workshop on state utility debt relief program scheduled for Wednesday night in Riverhead

by Aug 24, 2022
The workshop will help low-income PSEG Long Island and National Grid customers eliminate their utility debt. It begins at 5:30 p.m. at the First Baptist Church in Riverhead.

PSEG plans infrastructure improvements in Riverhead over next two months

by May 6, 2022
PSEG Long Island is planning upgrades and repairs to power lines in Riverhead to increase circuit reliability and harden infrastructure for severe weather events.

Local PSEG workers help distribute holiday gifts for Salvation Army’s ‘Angel Tree’ program

by Jan 10, 2022
More than 120 PSEG-Long Island employees volunteered to help make Christmas wishes come true for local families in need as part of Salvation Army's 'Angel Tree' program.

Update: Power outage restored on Route 58

by Aug 25, 2021
UPDATE: Power was restored along Route 58 in Riverhead after an outage that had traffic signals down and stores without power from Mill Road to Northville Turnpike along the commercial corridor.

Downed power line in Baiting Hollow leaves 41 customers in the dark

by Jun 21, 2021
A downed power line left 41 customers without power in Baiting Hollow early this morning.

Thiele’s LIPA reform bills sail through legislature

by Jun 21, 2021
Five bills sponsored by Assemblyman Fred Thiele aimed at increasing transparency, accountability and oversight of the Long Island Power Authority and its contractor PSEG-LI have passed both chambers of the state legislature.

Gov: State has issued notices of apparent violation to PSEG-LI, Altice and others for response to Tropical Storm Isaias

by Aug 19, 2020
The State Department of Public Service has issued notices of apparent violation to PSEG-Long Island and four other utilities, including Altice USA (Optimum), for their response to Tropical Storm Isaias, Gov. Andrew Cuomo said during a press conference today.

Long Islanders deserve real LIPA/PSEG-LI reform

by Aug 19, 2020
Assembly Member Fred Thiele (I-Sag Harbor): "We deserve an electric company that is up to the task of implementing our new energy future. Transparency, oversight, and accountability will be critical."