01/10/13 6:00am

FILE PHOTO | A downed power line in Mattituck when Sandy struck the North Fork.

To the Editor:

Hearing again and again the news that Andrew Cuomo was blaming LIPA for not responding well to Sandy, and that he now wants to put it into private hands.

I keep thinking that no one seems to want to remember that his father, Mario, was the one who insisted on making LILCO a power authority run by political appointees, insisting that it was going to save us so much money and be more responsive to the needs of the residents, which in the beginning was just the opposite. They ignored the public completely; being an authority they didn’t have to listen to anyone.

Well I guess he is admitting that his father making the company an authority, with political appointees and no oversight, was an even bigger mistake.

I hope they really think this through and get it right this time.

Helga Guthy, Wading River

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