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PSEG Power Outage Update

Chief Papapietro presses PSEG for updates on those in New MIlford who are still without power.

Chief of Police Frank Papapietro, who also heads New Milford's Office of Emergency Management, continues to press PSEG to restore New Milford's power that was compromised during last week's Hurricane Sandy.

"Although most of the town's power has been restored, there are still pockets in the southern part of town that remain without power," Papapietro said. "Specifically Birchwood," he added.

Wednesday morning, Papapietro once again reached out to PSEG requesting an update on outages and requested an ETA on when power would be restored, stressing the fact that residents in this area were on day 10 without power.

"Also, a nor'easter is headed our way Wednesday evening," Papapietro said. Within the hour, three PSEG trucks were on Birchwood working on the lines. 

If you still have no power in your house or business, or if it was restored but has since gone out, please notify Chief Papapietro at fpapapietro@newmilfordboro.com and he will contact PSEG directly.

Teaneck_Resident November 07, 2012 at 11:42 PM
I wish Teaneck's Township Manager and OEM department took action and cares like chief Papapietro has. Teaneck Township Manger and OEM are you listening?
Cousin Yeti November 08, 2012 at 12:45 AM
This is the incorrect address for chief
Suzanne Devine November 08, 2012 at 12:55 AM
Please Please no power on Berkshire Ave New Milford since Sandy hit. We are freezing !!!!!!!!
Ann Piccirillo November 08, 2012 at 12:57 AM
I made change above. Papapietro's correct email address is: fpapapietro@newmilfordboro.com (it's .com/ not .org)
DeCarlo Generator November 08, 2012 at 01:26 AM
RIDGE ST, PLEASANT DR, BIRCHWOOD AGAIN
DeCarlo Generator November 08, 2012 at 03:04 AM
Power back on for now Pleasant, ridge,
Suzanne Devine November 08, 2012 at 04:44 AM
Power FINALLY back on Berkshire Ave. !!!
Joanne November 08, 2012 at 11:15 AM
I live in roselle my neighbor has lights and I don't ..they told us Monday ..today is Thursday I have a sick child that I have to keep shuffling from house to house..it's cold and I haven't being able to go back in my house since last week Monday ..I hope we get lights today..I live on east 5th ave
Celeste Scavetta November 08, 2012 at 01:43 PM
Jimmy -- you're still without power? SO sorry to hear that. Need a warm house or home cooked meal? Call me !
L Ritz November 08, 2012 at 02:09 PM
THANK YOU DeCarlo GENERATOR for the updates. You are the best Pat.
DudleyDoRight November 08, 2012 at 05:08 PM
Flaunting? Really? Would you have had the folks lucky enough to have power shut it off and sit in the cold and dark to show solidarity with you? Bet when your power came on you turned on lamps and the TV and turned the heat up. Isn't that flaunting it in the faces of those in NM who are still without power? So self-righteous and petty.
james November 08, 2012 at 05:24 PM
Mr. Drake that was beyond nasty and unnecessary. Plenty of people who had generators and services were kind enough to open their homes to us who didn't. They weren't flaunting they were using what they had just like we all would. They pay taxes for services just like you even if they aren't property taxes. Does your son have the same selfish values as you? I will have watch him closely to see if my vote was a huge mistake.
Bobcat999 November 08, 2012 at 08:51 PM
@James, First, What does them paying taxes have anything to do with it? As you said, they dont even pay property taxes and yet they are given beneficial treatment when it comes to power restoration. So that means that we property owners are paying more to be treated less equally????????????? Second, Don't bring Mr. Drake's son into this. Not for his sake, but because by saying what you said you are calling the rest of the people who voted for him idiots who voted for someone selfish when I believe he did not do anything to draw criticism from you.
james November 08, 2012 at 09:18 PM
Mr. Drake is the one who mentioned taxes so you will have to ask him what that has to do with anything. The people in Brookchester got preferential treatment? How do you know that? I so happen to know a few seniors who live in Brookchester who waited for power for many days so they weren't on that preferential grid. I believe as parents we are examples and our children learn certain values from our examples. I will extend my apologizes to the Young Mr. Drake however because I also believe the sins of the father should not be visited on the child. I never said anyone was an idiot who voted for the Young Mr. Drake. I just said I will be careful to watch that he has the qualities/values I thought he had when I voted for him.
Gerry Schnaaars November 08, 2012 at 10:12 PM
Now, now boys.....we are all in the same boat and we are all neighbors who want to be warm. This little feuding should be haulted before it gets out of hand and let's stop and think of lucky we really are. We could be one of the less fortunate people of Jersey who live by the shore and have no house to come home to. So we are inconvenienced for a little while, thats yesterday, today is different and tomorrow will make this a memory. Maybe we will all appreciate things a little better. Bless both of you and your families.
karen November 08, 2012 at 10:13 PM
Let's all be grateful we don't live in breezy pt, moonachie, little ferry , you get the idea. Let us all be thankful we had no casualties in our community and the big picture.
Ann Piccirillo November 09, 2012 at 05:02 AM
Thank you, Gerry.
james November 09, 2012 at 02:24 PM
I agree Jerry. Those are my sentiments exactly. To appreciate and be thankful for what we have instead of what we don't have. Blessings to you also.
Lolita November 10, 2012 at 02:38 PM
Let's say a prayer for our neighbors who have gone through so much.

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