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Hudson Valley News
10:32 pm
Mon May 6, 2013

Ulster County Resident Questions Utility Merger Via Shareholder Resolution

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Much of the opposition to a proposed utility merger in the Hudson Valley has focused on community concerns, such as jobs, rate hikes, and investing locally. Now, at least one community member has taken his concerns to the Securities and Exchange Commission.

Canadian energy company Fortis would acquire Poughkeepsie-based CH Energy Group, parent of Central Hudson Gas and Electric Corporation, for about $1.5 billion. New Paltz resident Karl Budmen says shareholders will lose.

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Hudson Valley News
2:40 pm
Mon May 6, 2013

Schumer Wants Answers About CH Energy/Fortis Deal

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U.S. Senator Charles Schumer was in the Hudson Valley Friday. New York’s senior Senator says without answers to questions he has raised for some time, he cannot support a proposed utility merger in the Hudson Valley. As he was voicing his concerns, a pair of administrative law judges released a recommended decision about the merger.

The proposed merger is between Canadian energy company Fortis and Poughkeepsie-based CH Energy Group, parent of Central Hudson Gas and Electric Corporation. And the Democratic Schumer says he has serious concerns.

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Hudson Valley News
10:21 am
Sat May 4, 2013

Schumer Demands Answers Re: Proposed Utility Merger

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New York’s senior U.S. senator was in Orange and Ulster Counties Friday saying he will not support a proposed utility merger unless questions are answered.

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Hudson Valley News
9:39 am
Fri May 3, 2013

U.S. Senator Schumer Makes Demands Re: Proposed Utility Merger

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U.S. Senator Charles Schumer will be in the Hudson Valley later today to voice what he says are serious concerns with a proposed utility merger, and call for more action.

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Hudson Valley News
1:04 pm
Mon April 29, 2013

There Will Be a Recommended Decision In A Proposed Utility Merger

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An extended public comment period closes this week for a proposed utility merger. This comes as administrative law judges say they will issue a recommended decision to the Public Service Commission concerning the proposed merger.

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Hudson Valley News
5:08 pm
Wed April 17, 2013

Public Hearings On A Proposed Utility Merger Are This Week in Two Hudson Valley Cities

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The first of two additional public hearings on a proposed utility merger in New York takes place this evening.

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Hudson Valley News
7:14 pm
Wed March 20, 2013

NYS Assemblyman Writes to PSC, State AG About Proposed Utility Merger

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A Hudson Valley assemblyman has penned a letter to the New York State attorney general with concerns over a proposed merger involving a local utility company. A spokesman for the utility company insists the merger is in the public interest.

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