New York Power Authority chairman Richard Kessel in 2005.

New York Power Authority chairman Richard Kessel in 2005. Credit: Newsday

What did the Merrick and Bellmore chambers of commerce do to deserve the thousands of dollars from Richard Kessel via the New York Power Authority's checkbook? ["Kessel's $2M gifts," News, April 28]. Does it have anything to do with the fact that he lives in Merrick? Will he call it a donation or an investment into some novel energy research being done? In any case, it stinks. Poor judgment or something worse?

Hey Richie, move to St. James. It's a lovely hamlet. The chamber of commerce here could use some of that money.

Joseph A. Bollhofer, St. James