Coakley: I will fight any Unitil rate hike - Sentinel & Enterprise

Attorney General Martha Coakley said Thursday she will fight any attempt by Unitil Corp. Full Story
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eyes

Leominster, MA

#1 Jan 14, 2011
I bet the DPU allows the increase. Remember how much they fined Unitil after the ice storm. Staggering!! Please fine me like that again. Or 10 times that amount, let me see 10 times 0 still equals 0!!
jtn

Milton, MA

#2 Jan 14, 2011
it's time for unitil exec's and all their board to resign
client

Fitchburg, MA

#3 Jan 14, 2011
this is surely out of control.People i know have had enough of this bullsh-- and have moved out of fithburg from high bills from unitil and no street lights.If lisa dosen't turn them back on then do not re-elect her.
Dianne

Fitchburg, MA

#4 Jan 14, 2011
I don't see Martha Coakley doing ANYTHING about a rate hike. Of course Unitil is prepared to make it seem justified when, in reality, their RATES are not justified. I have relatives all over the country and NONE of them pay $300 a month for their electricity like I do. It's insane.
Alberto

East Hartford, CT

#5 Jan 14, 2011
Anyone who can rid Fitchburg of Unitil will get my lifetime vote.

Unitil makes BP, Phillip Morris, and Halliburton look like pillars of the community.

Unitil will now donate $500 to some local charity and plant a bush to get a puff piece by the S&E to use for their hearing.
Debee

Fitchburg, MA

#6 Jan 14, 2011
< Fitchburg Mayor Lisa Wong proposed that city councilors consider replacing Unitil as the negotiator for electricity rates that residents and small businesses pay by opting for a process called municipal aggregation. Under aggregation, a consultant would negotiate lower rates with electricity providers using the combined purchasing power of residential and small-business consumers. >

Last week? Mayor Wong, where you have been for the last couple of years? Why didn't you propose this at the end of 2008? And when the heck are our lights going to be turned back on? It has been nearly TWO YEARS.
What really irks me is my property has been devalued-again-by the city and yet my property taxes have been INCREASED AGAIN!
Do something for the people in this town for gosh's sakes besides talk and take our money.
Unregulated

Fitchburg, MA

#7 Jan 14, 2011
It isn't the regulated rates you should worry about. Wong has pulled a fast one.

Unitil would still be distributing the electricity, and those distribution charges are unregulated and can go as high as they want them.

Wong is doing exactly what Unitil wants her to do. They don't make money off the regulated charges. Their business is distribution.

Look at how your bill breaks down.

Smoke and mirrors.
Lunenburg

Hudson, MA

#8 Jan 14, 2011
In Coakley speak this means Unitil's hike has already been approved and she will pretend to be upset by it. Then the "contributions" to her campaign from Unitil executives and employees will begin flowing and all will be well....except for the customers of Unitil who will once again get the old utility pole shoved up their backside.
Anon

Boca Raton, FL

#9 Jan 14, 2011
Coakley,the DPU, Unitil and Wong are all too busy kissing each others backsides to care about the heat being generated by the corruption of all those concerned...however, the message is out there and justice will prevail, I hope. All it takes is for the people of the affected towns to say enough is enough and take them all to Court and sue the bums...I would be willing to chip in for the attorney fees...
Lunenburgs Dad

Gardner, MA

#10 Jan 14, 2011
Lunenburg wrote:
In Coakley speak this means Unitil's hike has already been approved and she will pretend to be upset by it. Then the "contributions" to her campaign from Unitil executives and employees will begin flowing and all will be well....except for the customers of Unitil who will once again get the old utility pole shoved up their backside.
Nothing make him happy. That's why we keep him in the basement.
ANDROMEDA

Lowell, MA

#11 Jan 14, 2011
Don't worry, marsha's on the case I feel better and richer already. NOT!!!
Big Dog

Gardner, MA

#12 Jan 14, 2011
ANDROMEDA wrote:
Don't worry, marsha's on the case I feel better and richer already. NOT!!!
Who's Marsha?
fitchburg

Clinton, MA

#13 Jan 14, 2011
Big Dog wrote:
<quoted text>Who's Marsha?
Marsha from the Brady bunch silly !!
regional

Manchester, CT

#14 Jan 14, 2011
Marsha Marsha Marsha is Martha
Big Dog

Gardner, MA

#15 Jan 14, 2011
fitchburg wrote:
<quoted text>
Marsha from the Brady bunch silly !!
Very good. Now you can run with the Big Dogs!
Ovide

Fitchburg, MA

#16 Jan 14, 2011
Do you really think "The Ice Princess" sitting in her Boston office will be successful??
Golden wang

Boston, MA

#17 Jan 14, 2011
The Suits at unitil will grease a few palms in the right place and not only will rates go up, but they will likely get some sort of contract locking them into the 'burg for the next 25 years.

Since: Dec 10

Somerville, MA

#18 Jan 14, 2011
They want to RAISE rates? I can't afford the rates they have now w/ electric EVERYTHING in my apt. Just one month was almost $1k last winter!(No...I'm NOT joking) This is assanine!

“I'm a Fitchburger and Proud ”

Since: Jan 08

Fitchburg ( of course)

#19 Jan 14, 2011
Please keep up the good fight... I voted for Martha and would like to see her as our Senator... Not porn boy Scott brown.

“I'm a Fitchburger and Proud ”

Since: Jan 08

Fitchburg ( of course)

#20 Jan 14, 2011
Ovide wrote:
Do you really think "The Ice Princess" sitting in her Boston office will be successful??
Yes you moron... and she is not an Ice Queen. She is a dedicated public servant... Not a porn star like SCOTT BROWN!!!

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