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By Ben Muir 

Project to lessen the blow of power outages approved


October 19, 2017

The assembly on Monday approved a bid award to the Power & Light department for a project that would make restoring power during an outage quicker and safer.

In a memo to the borough manager, Public Works Director Karl Hagerman requested about $48,000 for the Retaining Wall Project, which would add a switch to Circuit 63. This would make turning the power back on, or energizing, easier. Also it would isolate Icicle Seafoods and the Trading Union, which are among the borough’s biggest energy users.

“Load separation allows the utility to bring up the system to full power restoration in...

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