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Utility Provider Choices

With the deregulation of utilities and surge of third-party suppliers, consumers have an unprecedented number of choices in utility providers. The following list includes only the major companies that serve the region. Some communities, even a few smaller villages and towns, provide comprehensive municipal utilities. For details about specific providers that serve your community, contact your municipal or county clerk.

 

Online Information

Energy Guide
https://www.energystar.gov
Provider directory and advice on lowering utility bills

Energy Price Shopping
www.energyshop.com
Comparative costs for gas and electric suppliers

Long-Distance Rates
www.phoneratefinder.com
Unbiased overview of long-distance telephone market

New York State Public Service Commission
http://www.dps.ny.gov
Regulates utilities to ensure safe, reliable, reasonably priced services

 

Electricity & Gas Suppliers

Central Hudson Gas & Electric
CH Energy Group
800-872-8781
www.chenergygroup.com

Con Edison Company of New York
800-752-6633
www.coned.com

New York State Electric & Gas
800-572-1111
www.nyseg.com

Orange & Rockland Utilities
CH Energy Group
877-434-4100
www.oru.com

 

Water, Sewer & Waste

The providers of water service, sewer service, and solid waste removal vary with your county and municipality. For details on municipal utilities or the companies that are contracted to provide these services, contact your municipal clerk or county clerk if you reside in an unincorporated area.

 

Telephone

Verizon
800-244-3737
www.verizon.com

 

Cable Television

Cablevision
800-577-2225
www.cablevision.com
Dutchess, Orange, Putnam, and Ulster counties

Cablevision
800-577-2225
www.cablevision.com
Northern Westchester County

Cablevision
914-777-9000
www.cablevision.com
Southern Westchester County

Cablevision
201-236-9712
845-624-8200
www.cablevision.com
Rockland County, Ramapo Area

Cablevision
800-868-9840
www.cablevision.com
Westchester County, Yonkers

 

National Newspapers

Business Week Magazine
800-635-1200
www.businessweek.com

Time Magazine
800-843-TIME
www.time.com

USA Today
800-USA-0001
www.usatoday.com

The Washington Post
800-627-1150
www.washpost.com

 

Business Journals

American Metal Market
800-947-9553
www.amm.com

Crain’s New York Business
888-909-9111
www.crainsnewyork.com

Hudson Valley Business Journal
845-298-6236
www.hvbj.com

The Wall Street Journal
800-JOURNAL
http://online.wsj.com

Major Regional Newspapers

Daily Freeman
Kingston Area
845-331-5691
www.dailyfreeman.com

The Journal News
Westchester, Rockland, Putnam
914-694-9300
www.thejournalnews.com

New York Daily News
New York City
800-692-NEWS
www.nydailynews.com

The New York Post
New York City
800-552-7678
www.newyorkpost.com

The New York Times
New York City
800-NYTIMES
www.nytimes.com

Poughkeepsie Journal
Poughkeepsie Area
845-454-2000
800-876-NEWS
www.poughkeepsiejournal.com

Putnam County Courier
Putnam County
845-677-8241
www.putnamcountycourier.com

The Times Herald Record
Middletown Area
845-341-1100
800-295-2181
www.recordonline.com

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