Thursday, November 1, 2012
The two utility companies have had complaints in recent storms—Hurricane Irene and Snowtober—but say they stepped it up for Sandy.
Hurricane Sandy blew out of the region earlier this week, but not without causing massive power outages, some of which have yet to be fixed. Both National Grid and NStar say they did a better, faster job in fixing power outages than in previous storms, according to WBUR. Not everyone agrees, however. According to the story, Newton Mayor Setti Warren said NStar was faster, but there's still work to be done. Gov. Deval Patrick also told WBUR the companies worked faster, but said a "total victory" can't be declared. Do you agree? Have they improved since the last storm? Or is there still work to be done? Tell us in the comments.
Thursday, December 15, 2011
The family that owns Crivello's Crossing says business has been cut in half since NStar began utility work around its restaurant, cutting off parking access for customers.
Editor's Note: The following letter to NStar was shared with Milford Patch by the owners of Crivello's Crossing, where customers have had a hard time finding parking since utility construction began this month. Dear NStar, Merry Christmas and Happy New Year. Do we call you Santa or the Grinch? I know this sounds in jest but your maintenance on Depot Street is nothing to laugh about. I am a member of the Crivello family who has had a small restaurant on Depot Street in Milford, MA for over 70 years. We understand that upkeep and maintenance of utilities are of prime importance. However, you as a large utility and business have no regard for the little people. For the past two weeks I have watched you take away the livelihood of my two …
Tuesday, August 30, 2011
Five days after Irene came and went, all but 107 homes and businesses in Milford have had their power restored, according to a Friday morning update from National Grid.
UPDATED: The wait is nearly over for Milford residents and businesses waiting for electricity. National Grid reported Friday morning that all but 107 customers in town have had their power restored. The outage update was posted at 10 a.m. on the National Grid website. Most homes and businesses that lost power did so on Sunday. Outages peaked at about 5,000 on Sunday, nearly half of the utility company's customers. Due to the extent of damage from Tropical Storm Irene, National Grid this week has advised its New England customers that full power may not be restored until Sunday. The extended power loss for some customers — whose livelihoods or health depends on electric — has been described as unacceptable by state Sen. Richard T. Moore, …