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

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

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

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

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

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

A downed power line left 41 customers without power in Baiting Hollow early this morning.

Thiele’s LIPA reform bills sail through legislature

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

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

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."

PSEG: 60,000 customers remain without power as of Saturday night

About 60,000 PSEG customers remain without power, PSEG Long Island said in a press release last night. According to the company's online outage map, 581 customers in Riverhead Town are still in the dark, with restoration for some not expected until late tomorrow night.