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

News Release
Yankee Gas Donates Two Park Benches to Waterbury's
Schofield Park in Bunker Hill Neighborhood
BERLIN, CONN., June 10, 2004 – Yankee Gas Services Company is donating two park benches to Waterbury’s newly renovated Schofield Park on Bunker Hill. The park, which had fallen into disrepair, has been renovated through the efforts of the Bunker Hill Neighborhood Association. Expected to open in June, the park includes the Waterbury area's first Boundless Playground, a play area accessible to children with or without disabilities. The park will also include fields for T-ball and soccer, a basketball court, walking paths, and a pavilion.

To increase seating areas in Schofield Park, the Bunker Hill Neighborhood Association is offering an "Adopt-a-Bench" program so businesses, community groups and individuals can purchase a bench which includes a plaque to identify the sponsor.

"We are pleased to support this community project by adopting two benches in Schofield Park," said Dennis E. Welch, president and COO of Yankee Gas. "We applaud the hard work and dedication of the Bunker Hill Neighborhood Association in restoring this park for the community. Bringing a Boundless Playground to the city means that more children will experience the freedom and joy of a playground. As a neighbor and corporate citizen, it's important for us to support community efforts that strengthen our neighborhoods and preserve parks and other green spaces for future generations."


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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