The More Things Change, The More They Stay The Same
It's unlikely that relations between executives at the utility and town officials have improved since then. Lon Seidman, chairman of the Essex EDC and a local business owner, launched petition drive weeks later in a effort to recover $414 million associated with restoration costs from storms over the past two years.
Change takes time. But it couldn't have made Essex officials too happy that five weeks later, on sunny day in early May, the town had 93 power outages for a short time on Tuesday.