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A fire at the Green Acres Mobile Home Park in Knox has left at least eight homes without power. The trailer park’s owner, who initially could not be reached, has arranged to have it fixed by Friday, he said. Residents in the meantime are using generators, kerosene heaters, or packing up and seeking shelter elsewhere.

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.

State Farm Road was littered with pine needles when a tall tree fell toward the road on Aprill 11.

Utility companies have been given the chance to resubmit plans for the "energy superhighway" project, aimed at bringing power from the North to New York City, so they stay within the existing right-of-way.

The new AC power project has some residents wondering if their houses will be taken as the plan progresses.

A fox uses the Earth's magnetic fields to home in on its prey, diving for a mouse through feet of snow. As we selfish human beings consider power-line proposals, we must be wary of messing with nature.

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