boston globe Northwest

October 21, 2007


GOING MUNI ON ELECTRIC - Town Meeting endorsed a state bill that lets communities set up municipal electric companies, which advocates say could lower electric bills dramatically. State Representative Jay Kaufman, the bill's lead sponsor, said "munis" save ratepayers money. Still, the Lexington Democrat wants the Legislature to include between $300,000 and $850,000 in next year's budget to study their benefits and drawbacks. Lexington and four other communities would participate in the studies, as would the state. - Connie Paige