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NEW SCOTLAND — Under a proposed plan from the Municipal Electric and Gas Alliance, a not-for-profit development corporation, town residents could see a drop in their electric bills.

ALTAMONT — Just after midnight today, the village went dark — no streetlamps, no glow from inside homes, no bright Christmas lights.

“A tree went down on a line,” said Patrick Stella, a spokesman for National Grid. It affected 2,500 customers, he said, and power was restored by 1:30 a.m.

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