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Yankee Gas Services Company
P.O. Box 270
Hartford, CT 06141-0270
(800) 989-0900

www.yankeegas.com
News Release
  
YANKEE GAS EMPLOYEE SERVES AS ELECTION MODERATOR
Peter Casarella to serve third term in Hebron
 
MEDIA CONTACT: Jeff Tilghman
Office:(860) 665-3931
 
BERLIN, CONN., September 1, 2005 — Yankee Gas Services Company is committed to good corporate citizenship and encourages its employees to get involved in the communities where they live and work. Peter Casarella, a sales representative in Yankee's eastern region, embodies that spirit of good citizenship. A resident of Hebron, Casarella was recently reelected to his third four-year term as the election moderator in the town.

“The job is really about being the official on duty at the poll on election day,” said Casarella. “It's my job to train the poll workers, be sure voting equipment is working and the voter lists are ready. If there are any disputes about voting status, the moderator resolves them,” he added.

Casarella was required to take a class sponsored by the state, then pass an exam to become a moderator, and was recertified for the new term. The moderator opens and closes the polls and reports results to the Secretary of State. “Being involved in the operation of a polling place gives you a new appreciation of how amazing our system of government really is,” said Casarella.

Yankee Gas Services Company (Yankee Gas) is Connecticut’s largest natural gas distribution company, delivering safe, reliable natural gas service to approximately 194,000 customers in 71 cities and towns. Yankee Gas is expanding Connecticut’s energy options and increasing customer choice by extending the availability of clean, efficient natural gas throughout the state. Yankee Gas is part of the Northeast Utilities System (NYSE: NU). For more information, please visit www.yankeegas.com.
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