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Generator at the Melican School Will Provide Energy for the Town

In a state of emergency, the new generator being installed at the Melican School will serve as power for the town's main shelter site.

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.       

Dan Breyfogle December 28, 2012 at 12:32 PM
I'm confused. Paragraph 1....power what store? Source of power for the town? Does it power more than the school? Other questions, too. Why was the old unit inefficient? How much of the school does the new generator cover? How many KW? What does it run on, natural gas?
Neal December 28, 2012 at 08:29 PM
I agree the first paragraph is a bit confusing. However it was discussed in length at last years town meeting, that the need for a new generator was due to that the current one could not power all of the school. Which is necessary for an emergency shelter.

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