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On the Future of LIPA

Tue, 01/17/2023 - 12:36

The Long Island Power Authority's Legislative Commission will hold a public hearing Friday on the future of the agency's service to the East End. It will take place at Southampton Town Hall at 11 a.m., with a virtual livestream also available.

The commission, which consists of two East End state officials, Assemblyman Fred W. Thiele Jr. and State Senator Anthony Palumbo, along with four other state representatives, is seeking testimony from community members and other interested parties as LIPA considers what lies ahead.

In-person participants can register at Town Hall to speak but are encouraged to submit their testimony ahead of time online as well at nylipa.gov/public-input. To make their voices heard, those attending virtually are also advised to submit a written copy of their testimony at the same web address.

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