In “resounding” fashion, the Block Island Utility District’s account holders approved the concept of “peak shaving,” whereby the utility could operate its diesel generators for up to 53 hours per year as a cost-saving measure. The referendum is nonbinding, but the Utility District’s commissioners wanted to get the public’s input before making a decision on the matter.
As part of the election process, Mary Jane Balser (360 votes) was re-elected to the Board of Utility Commissioners, and Elliott Taubman (352 votes) was elected to a seat for the first time. They will join Chair
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