Supporting Millersville University’s program serving individuals with intellectual disabilities in PA

Williams local outreach partners Scott Carney and Megan Stafford presented a check to Millersville University student Daniel Castellanos, a student enrolled in this innovative program, and Professor Thomas Neuville.

Williams local outreach partners Scott Carney and Megan Stafford delivered Williams’ donation to Millersville University student Daniel Castellanos, a student enrolled in this innovative program, and Professor Thomas Neuville.

Millersville University’s Career & Life Studies (CLS) received a $10,000 donation from Williams’ Atlantic Sunrise Community Grant Program to support a groundbreaking academic program.The program offers adults with intellectual disabilities the benefits of attending Millersville and fully experiencing a university atmosphere.

CLS provides students with coaching and training for success in academics, vocational, and residential life skills. The first of its kind central Pennsylvania, this program is an inclusive, residential, and transitional opportunity that prepares students with intellectual disabilities for life.

As part of this program, students are admitted to the university, receive scholarships, develop knowledge and competencies in an inclusive environment, develop independent living and self-advocacy skills, and acquire gainful employment on campus and post-graduation.

Williams appreciates the opportunity to contribute to something so innovative and important.

New Rockaway Delivery Lateral Now Flowing Natural Gas to NYC

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Williams has commissioned and placed into service its Rockaway Delivery Lateral and Northeast Connector Pipeline.

The Rockaway project adds 3.2 miles of new Transco pipeline and related facilities in New York and will provide approximately 647,000 dekatherms per day of natural gas to National Grid’s gas distribution system in Brooklyn, New York – serving 1.8 million customers in Brooklyn, Queens, Staten Island and Long Island.

The Northeast Connector project consists of equipment to increase compression at three existing Transco facilities in New Jersey and Pennsylvania.

“As we learned during Superstorm Sandy – and were harshly reminded during these past two record setting cold winters – a reliable and resilient supply of energy is critical to the local New York and Long Island communities we serve,” says National Grid New York President Ken Daly. “National Grid’s partnership with Williams has enabled us to bring in the first new supply of clean natural gas in decades, which will allow us to meet the energy and environmental needs of customers for many years to come.

Most of the 3.2-mile, 26-inch pipeline lateral was constructed offshore using subsurface directional drilling technology, allowing Williams to avoid all impacts to the beach, near-shore areas, as well as onshore portions of Jacob Riis Park. Construction on the nearly $200 million project began last summer, but the project’s kickoff dates back to 2008.

The Rockaway Delivery Lateral project was specifically cited in New York City’s PLANYC 2030 as an important part of achieving the city’s goal of eliminating the use of high sulfur fuel oil and realizing some of its clean-air goals.

Roslund elementary students learn about Williams in NEPA

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Michael Dickinson, senior manager of operations for Williams’ Northeast Gathering & Processing, recently spent a morning presenting to Mrs. Kovalchick’s first grade class at Roslund Elementary School in Tunkhannock, Pa. There were 22 students in attendance.

Michael talked about natural gas, pipelines and Williams in the community.

Williams also supported the school in 2014 with a grant to purchase and install Promethean Boards in classrooms – an interactive whiteboard – the same board Michael used for his presentation.