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Looking on a Lighter Side of Power Loss

Fair Haven family erects sign for a little humor

While some in Fair Haven are now just plain giddy with the good news of power restoration last night, most of the borough is now on day 10 without and growing more weary by the minute.

The good news is that help is definitely out there and on the way. Mayor Ben Lucarelli last night said that there are two full crews each working on the two circuits in the borough. The substation has been engergized and a lot of trees have been cleared off wires, which, he had said, was a primary issue to tackle before any power restoration could take place. And the latest wave of bad weather did not help.

In the meantime, though, now faced with slushy snowfall from yesterday's Nor'easter passing through and temperatures dipping lower and lower, one family that could still see their breath in the house decided to have a little fun and try to cheer other residents and passersby up in the mix.

The Hydukes, at River Road and Lincoln Avenue, erected a sign on their front lawn that sums up the sentiment in a Christmas letter to JCP&L ... "Dear JCP&L, All I want for Xmas is ... my power back."

"It’s getting a lot of honks, waves, and thumbs up!" Greg Hyduke said in an email to Patch. "It sums up the sentiments of a lot of us greeted by a blanket of snow and still no power this morning …" 

Kelly Fox November 08, 2012 at 07:06 PM
I live on Cambridge and Ridge rd in Fair Haven they have not even come down the street to check the trees on wires! In the back yard.
Kelly Fox November 08, 2012 at 10:10 PM
We had al power look at all down wires in 5 backyards. Too big of a job for 3 guys. We need a crew of line workers. We are not sure when they will be back. Hoping in the am!!!!!!
Heather Garson November 08, 2012 at 10:12 PM
Get used to it all you 1 percenters. The class war has just begun
Ron Reiswig November 08, 2012 at 10:22 PM
What's that supposed to mean?
Kelly Fox November 09, 2012 at 12:27 AM
What does that mean?!?!
graceabn giordano November 09, 2012 at 04:38 PM
I think it means haha you rich people in rumson don't have power!
Carolyn Dorstek November 09, 2012 at 06:11 PM
Is that what we are reduced to? I think we can be better than that. We are all in this together.

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