County execs: LIPA to scrap evaluation policy

A Utility crew from Washington State secures a

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A Utility crew from Washington State secures a cracked utility pole near Roosevelt Field on Stewart Avenue. (Nov. 8, 2012) (Credit: Newsday/Audrey C. Tiernan)

Long Island's two county executives announced Thursday that the Long Island Power Authority will scrap its policy that required tens of thousands of South Shore homeowners affected by superstorm Sandy to obtain new electrical evaluations before they can get power turned on.

Flanked by town supervisors and village mayors representing communities hardest hit by the storm, Suffolk County Executive...

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