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LOHUD: LOCAL SENATORS READY TO QUESTION MTA CHIEF NOMINEE

 

Before Joseph Lhota takes over as head of the Metropolitan Transportation Authority, he can expect to hear two phrases from the Lower Hudson Valley’s state senators: “payroll tax” and “forensic audit.”

November 1, 2011
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CENTRAL HUDSON MAKES PROGRESS IN TACKLING HUNDREDS OF WIDESPREAD OUTAGES

 

Bolstered by mutual aid support from as far away as Chattanooga, Tenn., Central Hudson crews continued their steady progress today in the methodical task of restoring service in the aftermath of a powerful storm that dumped up to 20 inches of heavy, wet snow onto trees that were still heavy with foliage and left more than 3 million Northeastern homes and businesses without electricity on Saturday.

November 1, 2011
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NYSEG: UPDATE

 

Rochester, NY – NYSEG expects to complete 90% of its power restoration work in the company’s Brewster Division (parts of Westchester, Putnam and Dutchess counties, where NYSEG serves 85,000 customers) by the end of Wednesday and the remainder of the work by the end of Friday.

November 1, 2011
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NYSEG POWER RESTORATION TEAM MAKING PROGRESS

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

October 31, 2011 – 7 a.m. 

October 31, 2011
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CENTRAL HUDSON: ELECTRICITY BACK FOR NEARLY HALF OF IMPACTED CENTRAL HUDSON CUSTOMERS

 

A field force of more than 500 repair personnel, supported by hundreds of behind-the-scenes employees, is executing on a massive Central Hudson recovery mobilization following the rare October snowstorm that prompted New York Governor Andrew Cuomo to declare states of emergencies in all eight of the counties served by the utility.

October 31, 2011
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CON EDISON CREWS RESTORING SERVICE IN AFTERMATH OF STORM

Con Edison Media Relations

For Immediate Release: October 30, 2011

4:30 p.m.

October 31, 2011
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NYSEG HAS RESTORED 41,000 SERVICES; 81,000 CUSTOMERS ARE CURRENTLY WITHOUT POWER

Company Expects Restoration to Be a Multi-Day Effort

 

October 31, 2011
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METRO-NORTH UPDATE FROM GOVERNOR ANDREW M. CUOMO

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo this evening provided the following update on Metro-North service for Monday, October 31:

 

October 30, 2011
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LETTER FROM SENATOR BALL: OCTOBER SNOW STORM

 

Hello Neighbors,

 

Last night, the entire Hudson Valley Region was hit with an unusual, late October snowstorm that dropped over a foot of snow in many areas across the region. The incredible weight from the heavy snow and ice caused many trees to fall, and in many cases, they fell on power lines, causing widespread power outages across the region.

 

October 30, 2011
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CON EDISON: WORKING TO RESTORE SERVICE AFTER RARE OCTOBER SNOWSTORM

 

NEW YORK –About 77,000 customers are without electric service this morning after a rare October snowstorm hit the region. More than 67,000 of the affected customers are in Westchester County; Staten Island has approximately 3,400 customers without electricity and The Bronx, about 4,100. The remainder are scattered in Brooklyn and Queens.

October 30, 2011
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CON EDISON: CONTINUES WORKING TO RESTORE SERVICE

 

Con Edison Media RelationsFor Immediate Release: October 29, 201110:30 p.m.

NEW YORK – More than 77,000 customers have lost electric service from today’s fall snowstorm. Nearly 61,000 outages are in Westchester County; Staten Island has approximately 8,500 customers without electricity and The Bronx, about 7,000. The remainder are scattered in Brooklyn and Queens. As the heavy, wet snow continues to pile on tree limbs, additional outages may occur.

October 30, 2011
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NYSEG: STORM TOPPLES TREEES AND POWER LINES, LEAVING 82,000 NYSEG CUSTOMERS CURRENTLY WITHOUT SERVICE

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

October 30, 2011 – 9 a.m.

Brewster Division Hardest Hit; New Outages Occurring as Repair Work Begins

October 30, 2011
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SENATOR GREG BALL HONORS COMPANIES EMPLOYING PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES

(from left to right: ACCESS-VR Integrated Employment Specialist Al Sindone, Dutchess County Regional Chamber President Charles North, Author & Activist Jesse Saperstein, Sponsor Representative Robert Ranieri and Senator Greg Ball)

October 27, 2011
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SENATOR BALL, COUNCILMAN MURPHY DEMAND CHILD SAFETY ZONE LEGISLATION

 

Brewster, N.Y. – (10/27/10) – Senator Greg Ball (R, C – Patterson) today joined Yorktown Councilman Dr. Terrence Murphy for a news conference in Yorktown Heights, N.Y. where they demanded that legislation be introduced and passed for the protection of our children. Ball and Murphy are calling on officials in Westchester County to enact Child Safety Zone legislation, which prohibits convicted sexual predators from living within 1,000 feet of any school, playground, school bus stop, or other areas where children congregate.

October 27, 2011
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SENATOR BALL HOSTS FREE COMMUNITY BBQ IN PEEKSKILL

Peekskill, N.Y. – (10/25/11) – Hundreds of residents showed up to a free community barbeque hosted by Senator Greg Ball (R, C – Patterson) at the Summit of Mt. Olivet in Peekskill, N.Y. The cookout, which was open to the public, was a chance for Senator Ball to meet face-to-face with his constituents and to share his love of Peekskill.

October 27, 2011
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LOHUD: SENATOR BALL SCREENS HYDROFRACKING DOCUMENTARY IN PEEKSKILL

Posted by: Marcela Rojas

State Senator Greg Ball, R-Patterson, will  host a screening of the film “Gasland,” this Saturday in Peekskill.

October 21, 2011
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WAMC: NY COUNTDOWN TO HYDROFRACKING (AUDIO)

By: Dave Lucas

NEW PALTZ, NY (WAMC) - Hydraulic Fracturing seems to be on everyone’s radar. Hudson Valley Bureau Chief Dave Lucas reports on the remaining questions about the cost to New York State and the impact on the environment and human health.

October 21, 2011
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