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Sunday, December 2, 2012
Friday, November 30, 2012
Residents are encouraged to be safe when decorating their homes for the holiday season.
In an effort to help residents across the Commonwealth remain safe during the holiday season, NSTAR released a list of safety tips regarding the use of home decorations. “Holiday lights have become much more efficient than the older-style bulbs of years past,” said Bill Stack, NSTAR’s energy efficiency spokesman in a statement Wednesday. “With newer technology now available in many more options, today’s lighting displays can help a family save money and energy this holiday season.” Holiday lights using Light Emitting Diodes (LEDs) use 90 percent less energy than traditional bulbs, according to NSTAR, and they’re much more durable and can last years longer. Additionally, operating 10 strings of mini-LED lights compared to 10 strings of …
Monday, December 6, 2010
Tree-lighting ceremony and Santa's arrival bring hundreds out on a chilly evening.
Burlington's annual tree-lighting ceremony was well attended, despite chilly temperatures. Director of Maintenance Doug Gillingham said the tradition was first started in 1970 by Paul Arsenault, who donated a homemade holiday display of carol singers to the town. Now celebrating its 40th year, the original display has recently been restored by his son, Fred. This year, trees around the common were lit with about 45,000 lights – half of which are energy-efficient LED lights. This year Santa arrived aboard a vintage firetruck. In past years, he has been lowered to the ground on pulley ropes, rode in on a sleigh and even came on horseback.