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Expanded Summer Hours to Begin At Power Authority Center

Contact:
Jill Chamberlain
(315) 764-0226, ext. 300
jill.chamberlain@nypa.gov
                                                                    

May 24, 2007

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

MASSENA—Expanded summer hours will begin Saturday (May 26) at the admission-free Hawkins Point Visitors Center at the New York Power Authority’s St. Lawrence-Franklin D. Roosevelt Power Project. The center will be open seven days a week from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. until Columbus Day, Oct. 8.

The center offers a fun-filled day with its many hands-on exhibits on energy, electricity, the environment and the area’s history. Visitors can also enjoy panoramic views of the project’s power dam from Hawkins Point.

Directions to the visitors center: From Massena: take State Route 37 east to Route 131 (across from St. Lawrence Centre Mall), turn left and proceed through the Eisenhower Lock tunnel. Then take the second right onto Robinson Bay Road and continue for two miles. Turn left onto Hawkins Point Road and follow the entrance road to the visitors center.

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 ■    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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