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Gov. Andrew Cuomo, LIPA Crews (credit: CBS 2)

Commission: LIPA Showed ‘Breathtaking Waste And Inefficiency’

The Moreland Commission, created by Gov. Andrew Cuomo just weeks after the October storm, issued its final report after reviewing more than 175,000 documents, holding 10 hearings, and interviewing more than 90 stakeholders and witnesses.

06/23/2013

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo (file / credit: Governor's Office)

Report: State Panel Findings Could Land LIPA Officials In Hot Water

The report detailed what it called “questionable billing and reimbursement practices” between LIPA and Chicago-based Navigant Consulting Inc.

06/22/2013

Gov. Andrew Cuomo, LIPA Crews (credit: CBS 2)

Legislators Tentatively Back Cuomo’s Plan To Do Away With LIPA

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo received tentative support from legislative leaders Monday for his plan to finally sideline the Long Island Power Authority, which has been criticized for high rates and questionable response in disasters — most infamously including Superstorm Sandy.

05/13/2013

LIPA's Glenwood Power Station will be demolished this summer, but its removal could lead to big financial problems for nearby towns. (Photo: CBS 2)

EXCLUSIVE: Eyesore National Grid Plant’s Demise May Mean Problems For Nearby Towns

It has been a fixture on the Long Island landscape since the 1920s — and not a pretty one. An old power plant is finally coming down, but residents nearby said they are worried about their taxes going way up.

05/07/2013

LIPA crews working. (credit: CBS 2)

LIPA Trustee Calls Privatization ‘A Terrible Idea’

A Long Island Power Authority trustee has called the suggestion to privatize the agency a “terrible idea.”

03/02/2013

Sign in front of a home in Malverne, Long Island. (credit: Samantha Mevorach)

LIPA Trustees Propose Ways To Improve Communication With Customers

Following Sandy, many angry residents descended upon the Hicksville headquarters of LIPA to protest the utility’s response to the storm.

02/28/2013

An electrical crew contracted by LIPA works on overhead lines on Old Country Road in Melville - Nov. 19, 2012 (credit: Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Union Workers Raise Red Flags Over LIPA Privatization

The International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers is urging caution over recommendations to privatize the troubled Long Island Power Authority.

02/25/2013

A shot of Corona, Queens, sent in by 1010 WINS listener Edwin Collantes.

Power Outages Dwindling Across Region

Southeastern Connecticut saw by far the largest number of outages across the region, but New England bore the brunt of the outages.

02/10/2013

Bayonne, New Jersey (credit: Nicholas Macchia)

Widespread Power Outages Across Tri-State, But Area Spared Worst Of Storm’s Wrath

Connecticut’s two largest power companies had anticipated about 30 percent of their customers losing power, or roughly 400,000 homes and businesses.

02/09/2013

Motorists in Lake Grove try move their car. (credit: CBS 2)

Long Island Slammed With Snow As Blizzard Moves Through

The heaviest snowfall is expected Friday night and into Saturday. The National Weather Service has issued a blizzard warning, which remains in effect until 1 p.m. Saturday.

02/08/2013

LIPA crews working. (credit: CBS 2)

Utilities Looking To Avoid Repeat Of Sandy, Say They’re Ready

Heavy snow and strong winds could knock down trees and power lines.

02/08/2013

Two storms were set to collide over the Tri-State Area on Feb. 8, 2013, leading to huge amounts of snowfall and blizzard conditions throughout the region. (Graphic: CBS 2)

Monster Snowstorm Bears Down On Tri-State Area; Blizzard Warning Issued

How much and how bad? That seems to be the question on everybody’s mind Thursday as two powerful storm systems head toward the Tri-State Area.

02/07/2013

LIPA truck (credit: CBS 2)

Hempstead Town Supervisor Might Back LIPA Privatization

A new proposal by the governor could pave the way for the Long Island Power Authority to become a private entity and it has the potential backing of one of the island’s prominent local leaders.

01/31/2013

Electricity meter (credit: CBS 2)

EXCLUSIVE: LIPA Customers Hit With Shockingly High Electricity Bills

Electric bills are out for Sandy victims on Long Island and they are causing a stir.

01/30/2013

The remains of Breezy Point, Queens as seen from Chopper 880 following superstorm Sandy - Nov. 2, 2012 (credit: Tom Kaminski / WCBS 880)

Breezy Point Families To Sue LIPA Over Massive Fire

17 families contend the utility should have cut the power ahead of Sandy’s surge. They say ocean water coming in contact with energized wires sparked the wind-fueled fireball that ravaged the neighborhood.

01/29/2013

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