Hanover: Town settles on agreement with National Grid over December storm

National Grid has agreed on a settlement with the town of Hanover, over the long blackout caused by a big winter storm last December. 

Town manager Steve Rollins filled in the board of selectmen on the agreement at the selectmen’s meeting Monday night. He told the board that the town did not receive that much in the form of a cash reimbursement.

Rollins told selectmen, “We are getting reimbursed for our costs as are other towns. We are getting only a few thousand dollars. We didn’t pad the bill or anything; it was just what it cost the town over and above what would have done anyway.”

Selectman Dan Pallotta shared a bit of his own editorial commentary on the issue.

 “Maybe we should have a policy of padding future bills to NSTAR, like they do to us,” Pallotta said.


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About John Penny

John Penny is a town news reporter at WATD. He primarily covers stories in the towns of Marshfield, Cohasset, Scituate, Norwell, Hingham, Abington and Quincy.