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Town Supervisor In Westchester: Con Ed Should Reimburse Residents

Paul Feiner, Town of Greenburgh supervisor
Paul Feiner, Town of Greenburgh supervisor Photo Credit: Greenburgh website

To the Editor:

Currently, New York State law does not require Con Ed to reimburse residents who lost electricity for more than one day for their suffering, hotel bills, eating out or food spoilage issues. Residents of Greenburgh who were out of power for many days after the last Nor'easter have lost significant dollars on hotel rooms, food and have suffered greatly.

I think that Con Ed should be required to reimburse residents who were out of power for days that they had no power.

In 2013 a Judge in Chicago ordered the utility company to reimburse customers for their partial losses. New York State should do the same.

if Con Ed would be required to reimburse residents who are out of power for significant periods of time - they would have a greater incentive to expedite restoration of power.

Paul Feiner

Greenburgh Town Supervisor

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