The town’s energy-saving efforts have resulted in its being named a Green Community by the state Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs. The town plans energy savings of 20 percent over the next five years, in part by purchasing only fuel-efficient vehicles, installing low-energy lighting, and installing a solar-energy station at the former Beech Street landfill. As part of becoming one of 110 Green Communities in the state, said Town Administrator Allan R. Chiocca, the town will receive a $185,425 grant and become eligible for future environmental grants.

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