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Press Advisory and Photo Opportunity: New York Power Authority and Massena Electric Department Kick-off Low-Income Home Weatherization Program

October 30, 2008

New York Power Authority President and Chief Executive Officer Richard M. Kessel will be joined by Andrew J. McMahon of the Massena Electric Department and other local officials on Friday to kick off the “Weatherization Blitz” program to help low-income households.

This news conference represents Mr. Kessel’s first public appearance in the North Country after joining the Power Authority just two and one half weeks ago.

DATE:               Friday, October 31, 2008

TIME:                11 a.m.

PLACE:            St. Lawrence-FDR Project’s Frank S. McCullough Jr. Hawkins Point Visitors Center, 21 Hawkins Point Road, Massena, N.Y.                        

CONTACT:        Christine Pritchard -  518-322-9143,

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