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Lights Out in Pawcatuck

First Selectman says CL&P hasn't been responsive, but spokesman said Saturday the lights will be fixed.

Patch file photo.
Patch file photo.

First Selectman Edward Haberek is not satisfied with the CL&P reason for not repairing downtown Pawcatuck street lights. He told Patch the utilities’ claim that vandalism is the issue is irrelevant, if true, because lamps that do not light pose a safety hazard.

But CL&P spokesman Mitch Gross said Saturday that while the vandalism issue with the downtown lights “continues to be a problem,” the lights will be repaired.

“We will repair them again as soon as possible,” he said. Noting that the CL&P Community Relations staff “regularly” speaks with municipal officials. 

But for some, this is a bit of déjà vu. Street light issues have plagued Pawactuck businesses. 

Robert Bailey December 12, 2013 at 04:39 AM
the utility website can be contacted by anyone to report any post or overhead pole cobrahead light outage online, the utility does take immediate action on a such a report if submitted on a single light, i done that on rt 234 & they fix it skippy fast. Don't complain, they won't know it if you don't take the time to report it as it happens. Thats not the fault of the utiliy, its the fault to all that allowed it to go all dark not to had submit a report

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