Officials, activists rally for Central Hudson takeover

The Daily Freeman recently published an article on activists and officials rallying for a Central Hudson takeover after a long history of rate increases and environmental issues.

Excerpt from the article:

“Local officials and activists rallied Friday, supporting the Hudson Valley Power Authority Act, which, if passed, would replace Central Hudson Gas & Electric Corp. with a publicly-owned power authority for the Mid-Hudson Valley.

Present at the rally, held in front of the office of Assemblymember Sarahana Shrestha, D-Esopus, on Washington Avenue, were Shrestha, state Sen. Michelle Hinchey, D-Saugerties, and Ulster County Executive Jen Metzger.

Shrestha said that bill would authorize a publicly-owned Hudson Valley Power Authority to purchase Central Hudson. She cited Central Hudson’s previous rate increases as well as environmental issues as reasons for the proposed takeover.”

Read the full article HERE

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