Opposition to the proposed takeover of Central Hudson grows after a public hearing, hosted by the PSC, was held in Kingston.
A newly formed group called Citizens for Local Power hosted a press conference prior to the Kingston hearing, the fourth held by the PSC on the proposed merger. Several union and labor spokespeople spoke. So did Kingston Alderwoman Elisa Ball, representing state Sen. Cecilia Tkaczyk, and Rosendale Town Supervisor Jeanne Walsh.
Citizens for Local Power hopes to form a consortium of municipalities passing resolutions opposing the deal.