The New York state Public Service Commission has approved a plan by Verizon to eliminate its landline service on western Fire Island off the south shore of Long Island. Critics fear the move seals the fate of the old copper line system.
The telephone has been immortalized in story and song, woven deep into the tapesty of 20th century social culture... but this is the 21st century, and some fear the landline is going the way of carburetors and VHS tapes.
The New York State attorney general is suing four gas stations in and around New York City, alleging price gouging in the days following Hurricane Sandy. He also announced settlements with a few dozen others, including stations in the Hudson Valley.
Connecticut U.S. Senator Richard Blumenthal is urging state regulators not to allow Connecticut Light and Power to charge its customers for the costs of five storms over two years. Blumenthal, a Democrat, spoke with WAMC’s Brian Shields this morning.
NEW CITY – Rockland County Executive C. Scott Vanderhoef delivered his final state of the county address to the County Legislature Tuesday night taking aim at budget and financial challenges and the county’s experiences with Hurricane Sandy.
Vanderhoef, who is retiring at the end of the year, spent a significant amount of time discussing the county’s budget woes, assuring county residents the worst of the recession was over but more structural changes were necessary.