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.
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.
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.
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.
(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)
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.
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.
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.
State Sen. Greg Ball, R-Patterson, took his anti-fracking message to Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s backyard today. Ball stopped in Mount Kisco to say Cuomo should tour Pennsylvania to see how hydrofracking has “ravaged” those communities. He called on the governor to take steps to protect New Yorkers from such dangers and tried to build support for his Property Owners Bill of Rights, which would set new standards for hydrofracking — the controversial process of extracting natural gas from rock — in New York’s Southern Tier.
In contrast to the cool, crisp air and the beautiful sunshine outside Mount Kisco Village Hall Monday, State Sen. Greg Ball delivered a heated speech on hydraulic fracturing, calling on Gov. Andrew Cuomo to extend the state’s public hearing on the controversial method of extracting natural gas from the earth.