News Nearby: Reward Offered in Miller Place High School Graffiti Case

Also: Port Jefferson Village still pushing for repowering of the power plant.

Police: $5,000 Reward in Graffiti Case at Miller Place High School

Suffolk County Crime Stoppers are offering a cash reward of $5,000 for information that leads to an arrest about graffiti made at Miller Place High School. According to police, an unknown person(s) spray painted various words and symbols, throughout the school grounds and also poured yellow paint over two brick entrance way signs that lead to the high school sometime between Oct. 23 and 24. Anyone with information about this crime is asked to call anonymously to Crime Stoppers at 1-800-220-TIPS. All calls will be kept confidential.

Despite FERC Decision, Port Jefferson Still Working Toward Repowering

On Thursday, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission denied a complaint by Port Jefferson village that accused National Grid of “perpetrating fraudulent practices and illegally exercising market power,” according to a report in Newsday. The village filed the complaint with the FERC over the summer saying that the practices engaged by the utility company, blocked competitors from offering reasonably priced alternative energy or upgrading of inefficient plants running at minimal output. Mayor Margot Garant said that the village will continue to seek a repowering option. Click here to read more from Port Jefferson Patch.

National Grid Workers Set Up Camp at State Park

A mini-city of tents, showers, bathroom and dining facilities has been erected for work weary out-of-state crews at Sunken Meadow State Park. The camp is one of nine around Long Island set up to feed and house restoration workers. According to Wendy Ladd, spokeswoman for National Grid, there are 350 restoration workers housed at the camp, which is run by National Grid. Click here to read more from Kings Park Patch.


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