Fiore: “JCP&L’s communication to the public is terrible”

“Government Affairs Representative Roberta Sheridan’s communication is fantastic”

“People think I am making this crap up!” exclaimed Middletown Mayor Tony Fiore in frustration over JCP&L personnel giving the public information that contradicts what he has been told by JCP&L’s government affairs representative Roberta Sheridan.

“Sheridan is doing a great job,” said Fiore, “she told me at 10:30 this morning that there were still 1518 customers in the township without power and that 1264 of them would be restored today and 254 tomorrow.┬áLinemen are telling people they won’t have power anytime soon. On the phone they’re telling people they will have power next week.”

Fiore asked that MMM post Sheridan’s email so that Middletown residents would have accurate information and would not think that he is a sewer truck:

From: rsheridan
Date: Fri, 2 Sep 2011 10:31:02 -0400
To: <[email protected]>
Subject: update

we are working all over the township today……….waiting for the areas to be identified……..total of 1,518 customers out in all of the Township, today we are scheduled to bring 1, 264 back in power the remaining 254 tomorrow………..r

Roberta Sheridan

Posted: September 2nd, 2011 | Author: | Filed under: Hurricane Irene, JCP&L, Middletown, Tony Fiore | Tags: , , , | 4 Comments »

4 Comments on “Fiore: “JCP&L’s communication to the public is terrible””

  1. Tom Stokes said at 4:27 pm on September 2nd, 2011:

    I can personally vouch as to Mayor Fiore’s consistent efforts to assist Middletown residents. He was on hand, at the food distribution center at HS North for several hours. Took his tie off, rolled up his sleeves and worked like every other volunteer there. And no news media were there.

    Somehow I have a feeling that this website would not print the language many of use would use to describe JCP&L’s response to this crisis. Of course, I am sure it had nothing to do with the fact that their HQ is now in Akron, Ohio.

    Of course, that being said, how many of us have emergency generators to run sump pumps to prevent flooding as well as to run refrigerators and some lights?

    We need to understand that we, ourselves must be willing to to plan and prepare for the emergencies that will happen. When we are first prepared to take care of our families, we are then able to assist others who may need our help.

    Neighbor helping neighbor is what has always made this country great.

  2. Pilgrim said at 11:06 pm on September 2nd, 2011:

    “Neighbor helping neighbor” is a very progressive (possibly socialistic) perspective on government and politics, Mr Stokes. Have you changed out of your conservative Republican skin. Love the hubris.

    Fiore had no plan for this; nice try at not covering his covering his inability to get ‘stuff’ done.

  3. Cowboy said at 7:00 am on September 3rd, 2011:

    Ah the Middletown Pilgrim is at it again. When are you going to learn that there is more to life than televising township meetings?

    Here’s prediction and a promise Pilgrim. This November it won’t be a question of IF the Republicans in Middletown will win, it will be a question of BY how much do they blow out your re-tread candidates. How much did whatshisname lose by the last 2 times out in Middletown?

  4. Tom Stokes said at 11:42 am on September 3rd, 2011:

    Pilgrim, you are no John Wayne …

    It is a distinct part of our Judeo Christian heritage that we should help others … a helping hand, not a handout. Sorry if it bugs you that Conservatives can have compassion … I guess it goes against your socialist ideals. Of course, if you are an atheist, I can understand your comments.

    By the way, I didn’t see you out delivering generators to Senior complexes, bringing hot meals to those without power, working for hours distributing food, water and ice to those in need. Where were your “socialist” values … or is it do as I say, not as I do?

    By the way, the Mayor (or any other elected official) is not responsible for delivering electricity or maintaining their equipment. And individual responsibility would indicate that each family should be prepared for such power outages as they do occur from time to time.

    Private enterprise, when they screw up, either in maintenance or timely repairs should and must be taken to task.