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

www.yankeegas.com
News Release
  
LAURIE FIORE APPOINTED TO ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COMMISSION IN ELLINGTON  
MEDIA CONTACT:Jeff TIlghman
Office:(860) 665-3931
 
BERLIN, CONN., August 17, 2005—While Yankee Gas Services Company delivers natural gas service to business, municipal and residential customers in Ellington, one Yankee Gas employee is going a step further by lending her business skills to assist with the town's economic development plans. Laurie Fiore, an Ellington resident and Yankee Gas account executive, was appointed to the town's economic development commission in June.

Fiore worked closely with Ellington officials in 2002 when Yankee Gas extended its natural gas mains along Routes 83, 140, 286 and Lower Butcher Road. The gas mains brought natural gas service to the center of town, an industrial park and several new subdivisions.

"When Yankee Gas extended natural gas mains into new areas of Ellington, it was part of the infrastructure needed to prepare the town to expand its base of business," said Fiore. "Areas with natural gas service are more attractive to businesses, especially commercial and industrial businesses that require a lot of energy and need energy options."

Now, as a town resident, Fiore is volunteering her expertise to help Ellington attract new businesses. "As a new member of the commission, I am learning all I can about the town's current plans and looking at parcels that are available for commercial development. I am looking forward to working with the town on future growth," Fiore added.

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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