Monday, September 17, 2012
Columbia Gas is seeking $29.2 million rate increase, including $100,000 in corporate jet travel.
The following is a release from Attorney General Martha Coakley’s Office. Attorney General Martha Coakley’s Office is opposing a proposed $29.2 million rate increase by Columbia Gas after an investigation revealed that the company is seeking to pass millions in unnecessary costs, including more than $100,000 in corporate jet travel, on to Massachusetts ratepayers including many in Medfield. Bay State Gas Company d/b/a Columbia Gas of Massachusetts, which provides natural gas service to approximately 295,000 customers across Massachusetts, including Walpole, has filed a proposed rate increase of $29.2 million. In a brief filed Tuesday with the Department of Public Utilities (DPU), the AG’s Office recommends that the utility company not only…
Thursday, July 26, 2012
National Grid could be facing up to $16 million in fines. Attorney General will make an announcement today.
The Associated Press reports that National Grid could be facing more than $16 million in fines connected to its response to two major power outages last year. Attorney General Martha Coakley is scheduled to announce today that she will seek the penalties against the utility for violations during their response to Tropical Storm Irene and the surprise October snowstorm in Massachusetts. In an advisory announcing the news conference, Coakley's office said that the violations include "unacceptably low staffing levels" and the utility's failure to adequately communicate with municipal officials, first responders and customers. Hundreds of thousands of customers of National Grid and other utilities lost power during the storms and some waited …
Tuesday, October 11, 2011
Martha Coakley was recently elected along with two other members to the Virtual High School Global Consortium's Board of Directors.
Tuesday, October 11, 2011
Virtual High School Global Consortium, the pioneer of K-12 online learning and course design for teachers, recently announced the election and addition of three new members to their Board of Directors, including Medfield resident Martha Coakley. The additions bring the representation to 13 members and the newly elected officials include Dr. Mark McQuillan and Michael Ehrhardt in addition to Coakley. “We are rapidly realizing our vision for how VHS can forge new paths in online education and serve more schools in more ways,” said Liz Pape, President and CEO of VHS. “Therefore, it’s imperative that we have the counsel of a strong board who can help guide our strategic direction and rapid growth. Our new board members all have a tremendous …