No gas means Freeport vet can’t move into renovated house

<p>A disabled veteran in Freeport is still&nbsp;unable to move into his renovated home because he does not have gas service.</p>

News 12 Staff

Sep 11, 2018, 2:52 AM

Updated 2,088 days ago

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No gas means Freeport vet can’t move into renovated house
A disabled veteran in Freeport is still unable to move into his renovated home because he does not have gas service.
Vietnam War veteran James Laverty's Freeport home was destroyed by Superstorm Sandy.
Six years later, the home has been raised and rebuilt. But his family is still unable to move back in because National Grid has not connected a gas line to the house.
Laverty says National Grid has not responded to repeated calls over the last few weeks.
News 12 Long Island called National Grid Monday. A spokesperson responded within hours, saying, "We're waiting on a permit from the town. National Grid is having a meeting with them on Wednesday. If the permit gets approved, we can mobilize a crew to start the install."
But Laverty says the village's superintendent of public works told him a permit for the gas line was already approved in July.
The veteran's says compounding his frustrations is the fact that his family may soon be forced out of their temporary home in Baldwin. Their lease ended three months ago.


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