Whenever you hear about or read an article such as this, you can only think what kind of cold-hearted bastard would do something like this.
Well, wonder no more.
Bay City Electric Light and Power is municipally owned and operated
That's right. It's our fair-minded and compassionate nanny state at it again protecting us from those evil, for-profit, free-enterprise, horrible companies.
I'm not certain of the law in Maine, but electric power is delivered and serviced by Central Maine Power (CMP)...privately owned and operated, founded in 1905 and still Not government owned or operated
CMP would absolutely Not have done anything like this. I dare say most private companies would not have done this, and it they had, certainly would have found themselves under the bootheel of our ever-so-vigilant nanny state if they had committed what amounts to manslaughter...perhaps more than manslaughter with the right DA at the helm.
I know CMP holds contingency funds for low-income folks or folks in need.
It's interesting to note that Bay City Electric Light and Power is supposed to install "limiters" which restrict usage, but provide essental service in order to keep a furnace going.
Gee, I guess it didn't operate correctly and no one had time to check on this poor old guy.
We all know the government does have to operate within its budget...:rolleyes:
Oh, did I mention they just raised the rates subsequent to this poor old vet's death and right in the dead of winter?
If anyone's interested, here's more details: