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2008-07-21 06:00:39

By Mark Harrington, Newsday, Melville, N.Y. Jul. 21--In 2003, FALA Direct Marketing of Melville took delivery of what was billed as one of the largest solar-power installations in the world, most of it paid for with a $4.1-million gift from the Long Island Power Authority.

2008-07-17 09:00:37

By Olivia Winslow, Newsday, Melville, N.Y. Jul. 17--Sen.

2008-06-27 12:03:03

By Bart Jones, Newsday, Melville, N.Y. Jun. 27--Citing "staggering" energy costs, the Long Island Power Authority yesterday approved a 3 percent increase that will boost the typical customer's monthly bill by $4.44 a month.


Word of the Day
mitraille
  • Small missiles, especially grape, canister, fragments of iron, and the like, when fired, as upon an enemy at close quarters.
  • To fire mitraille at.
The word 'mitraille' comes from the Old French 'mitaille', meaning 'small coins', sometimes used to mean 'scrap iron'.