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High Winds Knock Out Power to 1,100 in Nashua

Nashua was among several towns hit by winds strong enough to knock out power.

Strong winds – gusting as high as 50 mph at times – knocked down trees and cut power to thousands throughout Southern New Hampshire overnight.

Public Service of New Hampshire said it is working to restore power to 4,411 affected customers. Nashua still has 1,142 outages as of 8:15 a.m. Other towns affected include: Londonderry: 1,312; Derry: 219; Hollis: 231; Auburn: 117; Hudson: 89.

As of 8 a.m. Thursday, Unitil was reporting nearly 1,000 of its customers without power, including nearly 800 in Exeter, East Kingston, Kensington and South Hampton. New Hampshire Electric Co-op reported another 1,025 outages.

Liberty Utilities has just 21 New Hampshire outages at this time, all of them in Grafton County.

... Or as Shakespeare once said:

"Blow, blow, thou winter wind,

Thou art not so unkind       

As man’s ingratitude..."  

[Hey, Shakespeare: Man would have more gratitude if the power didn't always go off.]

One Man Wolf Pack January 31, 2013 at 06:30 PM
State: Maybe if we gave less at the federal level the state would have more, but that is another topic. We absolutely agree where to spend the money and you always hide behind those items as if they were the only things we spend on; the truth is that we absolutely do spend frivolously and you know it. Things like free wifi actually cost money both up front and annually and have an economic cost to those businesses built on the model of providing that service for a fee or as an enticement to get consumers into their establishment; you would rather just bill the tax payer essentially "so what we spend all over the place". That is the crux of my problem with most of your positions; you, as most politicians on both sides of the isle, have zero regard for the dollars being spent, where they come from, or the impact all of this has; after all "the other guy" should pay is clearly the motto right now politically and is proven to work if you slice it up along the right demographic lines at election time.
One Man Wolf Pack January 31, 2013 at 06:30 PM
I have a novel concept, how about we pay for and fund what we need first then talk about the validity of things that would be nice to have? At a state level we have to do this and at the federal level we can only print money for so long before there are consequences that force all of us to give up what we need because we were to busy grasping for what we want.
Not a fan January 31, 2013 at 06:36 PM
How does a nice compliment from a happy power customer turn into a free for all (got nothing better to do) blasting about national defense...etc. Blogs suck!
Atlant February 01, 2013 at 01:27 PM
Charlie: > So Which is it Atlant the Federal or State level you wish to talk about? > > Federally I am all for more isolationism, but burying power lines in rural > areas is not a federal issue now is it? What? You never heard of the REA? http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rural_Electrification_Administration We *USED TO BE ABLE* to accomplish amazing things when we set our minds and wills to it!
Atlant February 01, 2013 at 01:28 PM
I am merely disagreeing with the idea that "we don't have the money" to build a more-reliable power grid. So if you don't want to read that, don't!

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