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New York Power Authority Helps Support Queens Independence Day Celebration for 22nd Year

Joseph Leary

June 16, 2006


ASTORIA—Timothy S. Carey, president and chief executive officer of the New York Power Authority (NYPA), Thursday (June 15) presented a $35,000 contribution to the Central Astoria Local Development Coalition (LDC) to help fund the Coalition’s annual Independence Day Celebration to be held Thursday evening, June 29 in Astoria Park.  Carey presented the contribution to Julian Wager, president of the Central Astoria LDC, at NYPA’s Charles Poletti Power Project in Astoria.

“We at the Power Authority are proud to continue our partnership with the people of  Queens by sponsoring this wonderful patriotic family event for the 22nd year," Carey said.  "On behalf of Chairman Frank McCullough, our other trustees and the staff at the Poletti Project, I congratulate Julian Wager and the Coalition for planning another superb celebration and encourage the entire community to take part in it.”

“We are very appreciative of the Power Authority’s contribution, which again allows us to bring this great event, highlighted by a superb fireworks display and outstanding music, to Queens residents,” Wager said. “This is just one part of the Power Authority’s long history of dedicated involvement in our community, which includes providing the power used by our subways, police and fire stations, schools, hospitals and municipal buildings. It is a good example of how government, business and the community can work together to achieve benefits for all.”

The theme for this year’s celebration is “Freedom.”  The celebration begins at 7:30 p.m. with a Marine Corps color guard followed by music performed by Risky Business. The fireworks display will start at about 9 p.m.


About NYPA:

■    NYPA uses no tax money or state credit.  It finances its operations through the sale of bonds and revenues earned in large part through sales of electricity.  ■    NYPA is a leader in promoting energy-efficiency, new energy technologies and electric transportation initiatives.  ■    It is the nation’s largest state-owned electric utility, with 18 generating facilities in various parts of the state and more than 1,400 circuit-miles of transmission lines.

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