NYRI officials grilled at Senate hearing

NORWICH - There was concern among some at the beginning of Thursday night’s senate hearing with New York Regional Interconnect that a trio of power company officials wouldn’t be under oath. By the time the meeting ended more than three hours later, at least one senator thanked the group for their openness.

“What you’re proposing doesn’t do a damn thing for us,” Senator Thomas W. Libous, R-Binghamton, told them. “You gave us what we already thought we knew and you confirmed our suspicions.”

In front of approximately 500 people in the Norwich High School gymnasium, www.evesun.com/topics/news/NYRI/">NYRI Project Manager William May, Manager of Regulatory Affairs Robert Malecki and legal counsel Leonard Singer answered questions from the Senate’s Committee on Energy and Telecommunications. Before the end of the meeting, each of the senators expressed multiple concerns over the project that aims to put eight to 13-story electrical towers across Chenango County.

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