Powerline project is approved with stipulations

first_imgPowerline project is approved with stipulationsThe state’s Public Service Board has approved Vermont Electric Power Co.s proposed $130 million Northwest Reliability Project. The project will include the construction of over 64 miles of new and larger powerlines, spanning from West Rutland to New Haven, and along the western edge of the state to South Burlington.The board has required that VELCO make some changes to this route, asking that they bury the powerlines for 1.4 miles through Shelbourne, despite the additional $3.4 million it will likely cost the company. Many people are worried about scenery blockage and the impact these new structures will have on their businesses.last_img read more

Freeport Man Fatally Crushed by 1,600 lbs of Rock

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York A 52-year-old Freeport man was crushed to death under nearly a ton of rock while working at a stone distribution company in Farmingdale on Wednesday.Suffolk County police said Hector Vicenty was working at European Granite and Marble Group on Dubon Court, when he was crushed by two 800 pound slabs of quartzite at 2:12 p.m.The victim was taken to St. Joseph Hospital in Bethpage, where he was pronounced dead.Homicide Squad detectives are continuing the investigation.The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) was notified and responded to the scene.The Nassau County Medical Examiner’s Office will perform an autopsy to determine the victim’s cause of death.last_img read more