Offering Power to the People

With 30 percent of Lexington residents will without power after Saturday's October storm, places like Grace Chapel, Cary Memorial Library and local coffee shops have emerged as spots for residents to warm and power up.

Grace Chapel has joined the list of places around town empowering people today by offering its Adult Learning Center to for folks looking to stay warm, charge batteries and access the Internet.

According to NSTAR's estimates, 4,454 Lexington customers were still without electricity as of 8 a.m. Tuesday morning, days after .

But power has been restored to and its Adult Learning Center at 2 Militia Drive has been opened to the community as a place to warm up, charge cellphone or computer batteies and use Grace's Free Wi-Fi to access email or the Internet.

The space will be open until 5 p.m. today and Grace staff has put out a number of power strips to allow many residents to plug in, according to Jared Wiley, director of communications, who said it's posslble the space could remain open past 5 p.m.

Many businesses in Lexington Center remained closed Tuesday morning, but places like and have been bustling with customers sipping coffee and surfing the web. 

Another spot in the Center where many -- as in 450 or more -- residents have turned is which had its hundered of power outlets and wireless capacity pretty much maxed out on Monday as residents warmed and powered up.

And lastly has served as the town's shelter, a place where some have slept and many have enjoyed the warmth and light refreshments.

If you know of any other places in town where residents have been invited to warm and power up, please share them in the comments section below.


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