With little fanfare, the Greenport Village Board of Trustees on Thursday unanimously agreed to authorize Mayor George Hubbard Jr. to sign two agreements allowing Long Island Power Authority and PSEG Long Island to begin construction of an underwater electric cable stretching from the Fifth Street to Shelter Island. READ
The Greenport Village Board is expected to vote at its next meeting on a contract with Long Island Power Authority to allow LIPA to run an underground electric cable down Fifth Street, according to Mayor George Hubbard Jr. READ
Negotiations between PSEG and Greenport Village over a proposed underwater cable project on Fifth Street haven’t moved any further along since a public forum last month between the power company and village residents, said Greenport Village Mayor George Hubbard Jr. READ
On a blustery, overcast day last week, the blades of the 156-foot wind turbine just west of the grapevines at Pindar Vineyards cut through the air with a quiet whooshing noise. Each spin of the turbine — one of a handful of units that tower over North Fork’s wineries — has helped make the vineyard greener.
Greenport residents concerned about a proposal by PSEG to extend an underground cable between a Greenport residential street and Shelter Island took their protests to the Greenport Village Board on Thursday. READ
PSEG Long Island workers will be trimming trees, installing new utility poles, setting up more weather-resistant wiring and upgrading its systems to have less customers affected by outages across Southold Town this month. READ
Greenport Village Mayor Hubbard said PSEG is exploring the idea of digging a tunnel from the southern end of Fifth Street in the village under the harbor to a site in Shelter Island Heights. READ
The Greenport Village Board of Trustees put off a vote Friday on a proposed lease with Global Common, the Garden City company looking to build a peak energy power plant on about three acres of village-owned land on Moore’s Lane. READ
Residents across Long Island whose wallets continue to be squeezed by electric rates higher than nearly anywhere else in the country didn’t need to read a 34-page audit to know that current costs are unsustainable and unacceptable.
After a lengthy effort to reduce costs for Long Island Power Authority customers, State Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli said that the utility has been ineffective after he discovered that costs have not been reduced and debt levels continued to rise. READ