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October 2016

Monday October 31, 2016 (Thanks to WPKN volunteers.)

In the news tonight: Connecticut shelves plans to increase natural gas capacity, for now;
with influx of homeless young adults, Long Island shelters brace for winter; and, Southampton Hospital bans political debate for heart patients.

Although Connecticut is shelving plans to increase natural gas capacity for power plants, officials insisted Thursday they are still committed to converting more consumers to natural gas with plans to build about 900 more miles of gas mains over the next decade. This will make natural gas available to about 300,000 additional homes. Experts have warned this will limit the ability to meet growing demand.

“We are moving forward with large and small scale plans to convert users to natural gas,’’ Dennis Schain, a Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) spokesman, said. Seven bids to increase natural gas pipeline capacity were submitted to the DEEP. “Whi…