In March 2008, a bunch of trees were cut down at the intersection of Mohican Avenue and Hawkeye Street in Ronkonkoma. A limb of one tree became lodged between the wires that extend over the intersection. If this falls as a car is passing, someone will be very hurt. There is also a bus stop nearby to make matters worse. Suffolk County police have been notified, as well as several utility companies, to no avail.

- John DiClemente, Ronkonkoma

THE lodged limb is now gone from the overhead wires in front of the DiClemente home.

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Because DiClemente was unsure which utility company was responsible for the wire with the trapped branch, we contacted LIPA officials to help. A LIPA serviceman determined that the wire belonged to Cablevision. Within 24 hours of our call, Cablevision sent a crew to free the limb.

Long Islanders with concerns regarding Cablevision wires can call the customer service number on their bill or visit and click on "Customer Service."