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NRG returns, soliciting Greene County residents again

Jan 23, 2018 8:00 am

Daniel Zuckerman is reporting for Columbia-Greene Media representatives of integrated power company NRG are once again going door to door in the village of Coxsackie, despite having its peddling permit revoked in May 2017. The Princeton, New Jersey-based company lost the permit after its sales people made misleading statements to residents indicating the company was working with village officials to open a solar farm. Despite the peddling ban, residents of Coxsackie, Athens and New Baltimore recently reported being solicited at their homes by NRG representatives. “They appeared at somebody’s house and represented themselves as NRG,” Coxsackie Mayor Mark Evans said. “They were aggressive in their tactics.” The village has not received an application for a new peddling permit from the company, nor has Evans been in contact with its representatives. As for the possibility of granting permission anew, the mayor said, “I don’t think the village board would be inclined to approve it." Coxsackie Police Chief Samuel Mento said if residents are approached by an NRG representative and sense something is wrong, they should contact police. Read the full story at HudsonValley360 [dot] com.