Politics & Policies

Cranston Turns Out The Lights

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by Josh Wood Thursday May 27, 2010

Moon, by joka2000In a belt-tightening exercise, the city of Cranston will be turning off every third streetlight starting in June. The dimming of roughly 3,300 lights could save the city almost a quarter of a million dollars a year.

The lights along city streets would be shut off in hopes of re-lighting them in better economic times. The lights along state streets, such as Reservoir Avenue, will be permanently darkened.

I wouldn’t mind being able to see the stars 33% better than normal. I’ll volunteer the streetlight outside my window for the program – it buzzes like yellow daylight and obscures the view of the moon. House sparrows did an excellent job of dimming it by stuffing it with twigs and garbage. Unfortunately they were evicted last year.

The streetlight plan matches the city’s policy of filling every third pothole.

Full Moon, (by busy & out). The full moon is tonight, incidentally, unless you live by Wolfman rules, in which case the moon will be full on both Friday and Saturday nights as well.

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