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Pole falls onto pumping station on Pilgrim Ave, Fairhaven. Credit: Fairhaven police
Pole falls onto pumping station on Pilgrim Ave, Fairhaven. Credit: Fairhaven police

Fallen Pole Causes Fairhaven Power Outage

A fallen utility pole caused over 1000 Fairhaven homes to lose power Thursday morning.

Sergeant Kevin Kobza says the pole rotted out at the base and fell on to the pumping station on Pilgrim Avenue just before 5:00 a

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Darren McCollester/Getty Images

NStar Rates Will Likely Increase

National Grid is announcing rate increases up to 37% more than a customer's typical bill.

NStar customers may be in for similar increases as well. NStar spokesman Mike Durand tells WBSM News with more coal-fired power plants across the region closing, the demand for natural gas is quite high, but the infrastructure needs serious updates to meet the demand

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Court Reduces Fines Against Utilities For Storms

The state's highest court has reduced penalties imposed against two electric utilities by Massachusetts regulators for their poor responses to a pair of 2011 storms that left hundreds of thousands of customers without power for days

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Cape Wind Opponents File Federal Appeal In Lawsuit

A Cape Cod town and other local opponents of the Cape Wind energy project are appealing a federal judge's decision to dismiss their lawsuit.

The town of Barnstable, the Alliance to Protect Nantucket Sound and local businesses and residents argue in their appeal that the judge was wrong to rule that the federal court had no jurisdiction in their suit, which challenged the company's contract to sell energy to NSTAR, a local utility provider

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Photo from Fairhaven Police Dept.
Photo from Fairhaven Police Dept.

Possible Scam Sweeping Through Fairhaven

Fairhaven Police are warning of a potential scam that seems to be targeting businesses in the town.

Fairhaven Police Sgt. Kevin Kobza says several businesses have reported receiving a phone call from a man who claims their electricity will be shut off within an hour due to unpaid bills with NStar Electric

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Cape Cod Ospreys

Utility officials are on the lookout for returning ospreys that nest in the cross arms of utility poles on Cape Cod.

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Mass. Utilities Argue Against DPU Fines

The state's highest court has heard arguments from three major utilities seeking to overturn record penalties stemming from their response to two major storms in 2011.

The state Department of Public Utilities fined National Grid $18

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NStar Stations Mobile Command Centers In Eastern Mass.

NStar says it has laid the groundwork to deal with the impact of a winter storm that meteorologists forecasts will unleash wet, heavy snow and blizzard-like conditions in eastern Massachusetts.

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Natural Gas Prices To Drop

Natural gas utility NStar says its customers can expect to pay an average of $4 less per month if a proposed rate cut is approved.

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Save Money And Stay Cool

With tempatures expected to be in the 90's all week long, NSTAR is expecting the demand for electricity to soar this week as the region deals with an extended heat wave. Here are a few tips residents can follow to keep the electricity bill down while remaining cool

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