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The New York State Public Service Commission is holding a series of public hearings about two March winter storms, which resulted in widespread power outages. The Commission has launched an investigation of storm preparation and response by New York's major electric utilities.  Comments received at the public hearings will be transcribed and included in the record.  A short presentation will lead off the hearing, with Department Staff explaining the investigatory process.  There are two hearings in Carmel today (April 26), at 2pm and 6pm in the Putnam County Training and Operations Center auditorium on Old Route 6.