Senate holds NYRI's feet to fire at New Hartford hearing tonight

NORWICH – Some politicians are hoping that citizens further up the line will create more energy against New York Regional Interconnect Inc. tonight, thus proving the grassroots grid of communities is already reliable, and powerful.

For the second time in a just over a month, the state Senate Energy and Telecommunications Committee will be holding a hearing regarding NYRI’s power line project. The hearing, sponsored by Senators James Seward (R-Milford), Raymond Meier (R-Western) and energy committee Chair James Wright (R-Watertown), is taking place at 6 p.m. tonight at New Hartford High School, 45 miles north of its June 15 predecessor in Norwich.

“I would like to see this second hearing build on the momentum I think was developed at the first public hearing in Norwich,” Senator Seward said.

At the first forum,">NYRI officials supplied minimal answers to a barrage of questions and allegations aimed at discovering the group’s corporate structure and unraveling the validity of its project.

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