January 2014

An Interview with DPW Commissioner Alex Tergis on the Costs of Not Having a Salt Dome

January 28, 2014 - 23:59

Over the past week, as the snow has melted some of the anger and frustration of the past few days has likewise dissipated and folks have moved on. We here at Talk of the Sound do not "move on". We stick with it, whatever "it" is. It's what folks have come to expect. And when renewed anger and frustration arises after the next big storm (unless global warming hits this weekend) perhaps you will be glad we did.

If you have not already, you ought to first read the previous two articles so you can better understand the issues.

Metro North Lax In Monitoring Overtime Paid For With Federal Stimulus Funds

January 27, 2014 - 16:06

ALBANY, NY -- Separate audits of Metro-North Railroad and the Long Island Rail Road (LIRR) found they failed to properly manage overtime paid by funds from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA), allowing abuses such as allowing some conductors to charge overtime for tasks such as washing up for work, New York State Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli announced today.

Con Edison Helping Customers Switch to Clean Heat with Incentive Starting in March

January 23, 2014 - 19:06

New York, NY -- Con Edison plans to invest $1.73 billion on gas infrastructure over the next three years. Customers who want to convert for the next heating season may be eligible for incentives that will be available beginning in March. Check out the company’s conversion program and incentives at:
 Con Edison distributes natural gas to 1.1 million customers in Manhattan, the Bronx, Queens, and Westchester County, making it one of the largest gas distribution companies in the United States.