A new generator at the Melican Middle School won't just power the store; it'll be a source of power for the town during an emergency.
A warrant article to replace the old, inefficient generator at the Melican school was approved by voters during the April 2012 town meeting, for $400,000.
And according to an update given at the Northborough-Southborough School Committee, the replacement is in process. The concrete pad for the generator has been poured, and the underground work has been completed.
Cheryl Levesque, business manager for the schools, said the generator is on order and installation is tentatively planned for the Martin Luther King holiday weekend.
"The replacement generator will power the school, which serves as the town's primary emergency shelter site in the event of a power outage," said Levesque.