The Supreme Judicial Court today upheld the basic logic behind a state decision to fine National Grid and NStar for their responses to Hurricane Irene and a snowstorm two months later, but said state regulators were a bit too overzealous in the fines they levied.
Court: NStar and National Grid deserve fines for response to major 2011 storms, just not as much as the state thinks
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Photos of the damage in western Massachusetts, by a resident who spent some time driving around the other day:
I don't mind saying that I cried. I'm still grieving as I write this, for the beauty which won't be back in my lifetime, for the special places I'll never see again, that no-one will ever see again. Places I was so looking forward to seeing this Autumn are now lost forever, joining their ancestral mountain fathers in the sea, perhaps to rise again in a billion years, In Sh'Allah.
Morgan Terrinoni took a walk around the Public Garden the other day.
The state reports that as of 6:30 a.m., nearly 140,000 Massachusetts customers remain without electricity - NStar 36,000 (about 850 in Boston) and National Grid 103,643.
Wickedlocal Somerville reports. No word if they have room for three large rabbits.
Watch for the creepy doll toward the end of this video by RonRicho (also noted by Rhea Becker).
Town-by-town outage numbers and estimated full restoration times.
Mikesssss braved the falling water at South Station yesterday.
The Herald talks to Harvey Silverglate about the guy arrested at Nantasket Beach yesterday when he refused to come out of the surf. Well, that and after he allegedly ran across the road to try to evade state troopers.
The Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency reports that as of 7 a.m., 91,021 NStar and 339,947 National Grid electricity customers were without power.
Includes the now infamous death-defying rescue of a Channel 7 reporter's hat from the angry seas in Marion Harbor.
Tim Mouradian photographed a lost sailboat in Swampscott today.
Garrett Guillotte discovers that Google Voice could use some work when it comes to transcribing emergency messages by people with Boston accents.
John McLachlan captured this tennis player at the height of the storm in Peters Park.
People came out to see the damage when a large tree came down on Union Park in the South End around 1:30 p.m.. Photo by Marija Strazdas, who says:
Very sad, it was a lovely tree.
Kyle Maley noticed an impromptu dry dock along the beach today.
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