Streetlights return after outages in Valley Stream

Residents in one Valley Stream community are relieved that their streetlights have finally been turned back on after months of outages. Resident Patricia Grandy says she felt like she had been left

News 12 Staff

Nov 22, 2014, 4:32 AM

Updated 3,471 days ago

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Streetlights return after outages in Valley Stream
Residents in one Valley Stream community are relieved that their streetlights have finally been turned back on after months of outages.
Resident Patricia Grandy says she felt like she had been left in the dark. The streetlights on her block were out since early July. After News 12 Long Island contacted village officials, the problem was addressed and the lights in her area are now working again.
Village Mayor Edwin Fare says the village is in the process of replacing all of its 3,000 streetlights with new LED fixtures. In the meantime, he says the village is not repairing old lights unless they present a danger to the public.
Fare adds that the village did previously set out to fix the lights on Grandy's block, but instead fixed lights on a different street with a similar name: the lights were addressed on Louis Place instead of Louise Place.
Grandy says she's just relieved that it won't be pitch-black when she goes out to walk her dog early in the morning.
The mayor says that the village has already replaced 1,000 of its streetlights with new LED fixtures. The job is expected to be completed by early next year.


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