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Locals Question Plan to Scrap LIPA

Readers react to Gov. Cuomo's Moreland Commission recommendation to shutter utility company.

Superstorm Sandy and its aftermath tore through the Northeast region back in October. Months later, the storm may still be tearing something apart.

Gov. Andrew Cuomo's Moreland Commission recommended Monday to shutter LIPA and replace it [CBS New York] with a private company after its performance, or lack thereof, after Sandy.

Locals in Westhampton and Hampton Bays area responded to the recommendation on Patch Facebook pages and many had questions about scrapping the power company. Here are a few of the comments readers posted Monday:

Joan Brickfield Pratz wrote, "So what will take its place? We know what we have.....will we be guaranteed better with lower prices???" 

Susan Haney added, "lol, just who will be better?? More Government???? Has got to be something better...maybe some wind mills!"

Lois Kaz said, "Sometimes the enemy you know is better than the enemy you don't know."

And Pat Kelling Griffith offered, "Just like Lilco was bad so we got LIPA??"

Now it's your turn. What are your thoughts? Add to the conversation by posting belos. 

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mid-century January 09, 2013 at 09:25 AM
LIPA may need some fine tuning and improved preparation for emergencies, but I doubt if another company facing a severe weather condition that comes along once a decade would have performed much better.
oonald January 09, 2013 at 08:40 PM
One million customers out of service by the worst storm to ever hit Long Island and within a week lipa had 95 percent turned back on the other 5 to 7 percent had to be completely Re-built. From scratch and our goverment thinks a private company can do better. Dear goverment shut up and leave it alone anything you touch you destroy Ps you still can't secure the boarders but now you are experts on electric company's and firearms.

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