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CL&P asked to buy customers generators

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RIDGEFIELD, CT (WFSB/AP) -

Ridgefield's first selectman has asked the state's largest utility company to help residents buy small generators to keep the power on during major storms and other massive power outages.

The News Times of Danbury reported that First Selectman Rudy Marconi asked Connecticut Light & Power to use its purchasing power to buy generators at a reduced price and sell them to customers.

He suggested customers can pay an additional amount on their bill to eventually own the generators.

CL&P spokesman Mitch Gross said the proposal is worth considering, and said the suggestion may be included in the utility's review of its work following Hurricane Sandy that slammed into the area last month.

Two other first selectmen, Natalie Ketcham, of Redding and John Hodge, of New Fairfield, said they back Marconi's idea.

Copyright 2012 WFSB (Meredith Corporation). The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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