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PSEG Long Island Supports Moriches With Beautification Grant

Pictured (from l-r) are: Alex Nyilas of PSEG Long Island with board members of the local chambers of commerce that received the PSEG Long Island grant. They are Miriam Gillies, Bill Zalakar, Gerry Sapanaro, Joe Bonanno Anne Montanez and Paul Quinn. Also pictured are Brookhaven Town Councilman Dan Panico, and Suffolk County Legislator Jim Mazzarella, who supported the project. Not pictured is Mark Danowski vice president of The Downtown Beautification Org. of Center Moriches, Inc. who secured for the PSEG Long Island Outdoor Commerce and Beautification grant.

PSEG Long Island recently gave a grant of $5,040 to the Chambers of Commerce of the Moriches to support local businesses, shopping and dining in the downtown areas. The grant funded the purchase of hanging flower baskets that flank Main Street in Center Moriches.

“The flower baskets create a wonderful atmosphere for our Main Street, softening the ‘hardscape’ of a commercial business area.” said Geraldine “Gerry” Sapanaro, president of the Chambers of Commerce of the Moriches. “Several business owners have told me that the flowers have renewed our Main Street with vibrant color. I would like to thank PSEG Long Island for the grant and our own local business owner, Mark Danowski for making it happen.”

The PSEG Long Island Chamber Outdoor Commerce and Beautification grant program was created to support aesthetic enhancements and downtown improvement projects in municipalities. Since 2020, nearly $375,000 has been distributed across Long Island and the Rockaways. For additional information on how PSEG Long Island helps local businesses, visit:

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