5 Things Nov. 20: Trivia, Library Park Cleanup and More

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1. Trivia Tyme
Every Tuesday at 7:30 p.m. Trinity Bar & Restaurant hosts Trivia Tyme. Teams of up to six can compete for prizes of cash and gift certificates. Check out Trinity's website for more information.

2. Library park cleanup
Join fellow Norton Public Library volunteers 2:30 to 4 p.m. in cleaning up the Norton Library Park for winter. There is no need to sign up, just drop by. This is a community service opportunity for Middle School and High School students, and all attendees are invited to join the Jr. Friends or Teen Friends of the Library. Volunteers are asked to dress warmly.

3. Cancer support group
Sturdy Memorial Hospital will offer a Cancer Support Group meeting 7 to 8:30 p.m. in conference rooms A, B and C. The group is free and open to the public. For more information, call the Oncology Department at 508-236-7010.

4. Mass. Energy Efficiency Providers Unveil Aggressive New Savings Plan for Gas & Electric Customers
Massachusetts’ energy efficiency providers are unveiling a new three-year plan to deliver energy efficiency services that will result in nearly $9 billion dollars in economic benefits to residents and businesses across the Commonwealth.  The three-year plan was unanimously approved Nov. 13 by the Energy Efficiency Advisory Council.

The Program Administrators are made up of Massachusetts utilities NSTAR, National Grid, Western Massachusetts Electric, Columbia Gas of Massachusetts, New England Gas, Unitil, Berkshire Gas, Blackstone Gas and the municipal aggregator Cape Light Compact.  

One hallmark of the Program Administrators’ comprehensive plan is their commitment to continued nationally-recognized services to low-income customers. This low income delivery effort is coordinated through the state’s low-income weatherization and fuel assistance program network. In keeping with the GCA, the Program Administrators’ plan also calls for promoting the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions and stimulating job creation in the clean energy sector.

Projected Program Administrator costs are approximately $2 billion and estimated savings benefits will be nearly $9 billion. The Program Administrators estimate that 2,300 jobs will be created in clean energy.

The individual Program Administrators are now seeking final approval on their
territory-specific plans from the Department of Public Utilities (DPU). The DPU is expected to act on these requests in January 2013.

5. High near 51, low around 34
Today will be partly sunny, with a high near 51. Calm wind will become northeast around 6 mph in the morning. Tonight will be mostly cloudy, with a low around 34 and light north wind.


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