Dating back to 1892 as a merger of Edison General Electric Company of Schenectady, N.
Y., and Thomson-Houston Electric Company of Lynn, Mass., General Electric is the only surviving member of the 12 original companies listed on the Dow Jones Industrial Average in 1896.
An 11-year relationship between Beaumont and a private contractor is in the crosshairs of the City Council and city critics in what the business owner called a “witch hunt.” For six years of the relationship, Beaumont bought millions of dollars in items tax-free at wholesale prices on behalf of a private business, Beaumont Electric Inc.
The city turned around and sold the equipment to the company to capture about ,000 in sales tax revenue on .2 million in purchases over the six-year arrangement, a city report states.
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With the Federal Communications Commission’s tentative selection of WHAV to receive a new FM license at 98.1 MHz (see below), the Haverhill Heritage Series reviews the difficult path FM has had to circumnavigate in Haverhill.
Beaumont’s city manager, who is on administrative leave, has been a key figure in some of the relationships under investigation, including the probe by the Riverside County District Attorney’s Office into city dealings with consultant Urban Logic Inc.
Those present at the launch would have seen a 42-inch-wide by six and half-foot-tall steel transmitter, with modern glass doors, come to life.
The Pilgrim nuclear power-plant in Plymouth may be the next casualty from the Fukushima, Japan disaster in 2011.
Safety director David Noyes has warned that Entergy may close the plant if it can’t see a way to make money.
Many South Shore neighbors would say, “Good riddance.” Nuclear shutdowns: At the end of 2014, Entergy closed the Vermont Yankee nuclear power-plant in Vernon, near Brattleboro.