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Former Yorktown Supervisor Calls for Investigation of NYSEG

This letter was written in its entirety by former Yorktown Supervisor, and current candidate for Yorktown Supervisor, Don Peters.

Sitting in his Yorktown Heights home, blacked-out on the second day after the high winds that followed Hurricane Irene, Yorktown Supervisor candidate Don Peters is calling for an investigation of New York State Electric & Gas for its lack of response to the power failure in Yorktown.

“I am shocked and angered by this situation,” he said.  “As of this afternoon, there are 4771 households out of a total of 6408 NYSEC customers that have no power, and the situation is dangerous.  When I called NYSEG to ask when power might be restored, the answer I got was that it could be days, even weeks before everyone is back on line. And, when I asked to speak to a manager, the representative hung up on me. Can you believe it?

I am trying to reach the New York State Public Service Commission and will demand an investigation into the lack of response on the part of NYSEG,” he said.

Peters, a retired police officer, said that no policemen on the streets have seen any NYSEG vehicles, only a few from Con Edison. “No one has even shown up to do a basic assessment as yet. How long will it be before they respond? A representative from Con Ed was more forthcoming and they are already on the job. But where is NYSEG?

And, I might add, where is our Yorktown Supervisor in this power outage emergency? This call for an investigation should have been done by the Supervisor.”

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