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Richard Kessel

August 13, 2004 @ 12:00 am EDT


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  userimage Well, It was another stellar performance by our speaker this morning. Richard Kessel addressed LIMBA today. The volume of information that Richie can intelligently present is remarkable. 
   Richie spoke about the mainland link to New Jersey (Neptune) which is almost completely permitted with final approvement expected next month. He also brought us up to date on the Connecticut link that has been reenergized on a permanent basis, through the political intervention of our senators, Clinton and Schumer.
   We also got an overview of alternative energy efforts including a huge solar photovoltaic application in Huntington. Fuel Cells in Babylon, and education efforts training craft people in installation of renewables at SUNY Farmingdale.
   Kessel spoke about the bond rating improvements. And he also gave us a sobering assessment of the potential for lengthy outages in the event of a hurricane.
   There was actually a lot more, but I can’t scribble that fast.
   The Q&A period gave the audience an opportunity to ask a lot of questions on the topics discussed by Kessel, and a few that were not. We extended the meeting 10 minutes as the questions were many.
   In attendance we had union officials Ralph Ranghelli and Everett Lewis, Suffolk County legislator Angie Carpenter. LIPA people including Bert Cunningham and others and Keyspan was represented by Vincent Frigeria. The attendance was good and in addition to those already mentioned there were many old friends in the audience. Thanks to all for coming and making this such a successful meeting.

   We are now discounting the gate. Any member that would like to purchase a 10 meeting certificate can do so by paying $85. Non members can purchase a 10 meeting certificate for $130

   Next week our speaker is former Dale Carnegie president, Stuart Levine. Mr. Levine now heads up his own company Stuart Levine Associates. His knowledge of business communication is extensive and he is an enjoyable speaker to listen to.