Update 05.03.2012

NYSEG timeline

There has not been much to report recently about NYSEG’s proposed powerline. Protect Ghent had expected that the powerline application would be filed with the Public Service Commission in April. Last week Trevor Alford from The Register Star reported that a NYSEG representative stated their intention is to file in May.The firm representing NYSEG, Dewey & LeBoeuf, is on the verge of bankruptcy while facing a criminal probe. Read about it below:

Dewey & LeBoeuf Said to Encourage Partners to Leave
The New York Times
April 30, 2012, 9:41 pm

Dewey & LeBoeuf, the New York law firm crippled by financial mismanagement, an exodus of partners and a criminal investigation of its former chairman, encouraged its partners on Monday evening to look for another job, according to an internal memo.

The firm’s leadership has been scrambling in recent days to stave off failure by merging with another law firm and persuading its lenders not to push it into liquidation. “All partners,” said the memo, which was reviewed by The New York Times, “are encouraged to seek out alternative opportunities.”

The memo represents the latest chapter in a tumultuous read more

other news

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