City Of Gloucester Community Electricity Aggregation Program Information

Opt-Out Period Ends This Saturday, November 17th

To learn more:

Call: (866) 456-8232

Or go to the website:

Keep in mind that your National Grid bill is divided into two sets of charges, one for supply and one for delivery. The Gloucester CEA program will only impact the supply portion of your bill. This is identified on your National Grid bill under Supply Services. The program does not affect the delivery or transmission portions of your bill which are substantial. Additionally, summer rates have been historically lower than winter rates. For example, the National Grid residential rate for summer 2018 was 10.87 cents/kWh.

The primary intent of the program is to provide price stability and savings over the duration of the 36-month term. National Grid’s rates for electric supply change every six months for Residential and Small Commercial customers and every three months for Industrial customers. Thus, National Grid Basic Service rates may drop below the program rate during any subsequent period.

Free admission, cider & donuts at the Sargent House Museum for Middle Street Harvest Festival


Join the Sargent House Museum to celebrate Middle Street Harvest Festival!

Where: The Sargent House Museum, 49 Middle Street, Gloucester

When: Saturday, November 17, 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Come in from the cold to enjoy the hospitality of the Sargent House. Enjoy cider and donuts in the 1782 home of Judith Sargent Murray, a pioneering advocate of women’s rights. Explore the first floor of this historic Georgian mansion, preserved with the help of Judith’s great-great nephew, the artist John Singer Sargent. Open to all; FREE admission and treats.

CAFM’s Annual Harvest Market is Next Weekend – November 17 at the UU Church!

cawm_facebookStock up for Thanksgiving with your favorite local farmers, bakers, and more! Grab a locally made gift for your host, a treat for yourself, and all the best locally grown veggies, cheeses, fish, bread, and more to share with your friends and family!

Use your monthly bonus SNAP dollar through the HIP program at the market!

Check out our vendor list and RSVP on our Facebook event! 

**Bring a donation for The Open Door to help ensure everyone in our community can eat well this winter! **

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Nov 9 Meeting of the Gloucester Area Astronomy Club: Stars and Exoplanets


This month GAAC is pleased to have as its speaker Sarah Blunt from the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics. Sarah’s presentation is titled “Know thy Star, Know thy Exoplanet.”

Sarah’s talk is based on the simple fact that nearly every known exoplanet (a planet around another star) has been discovered indirectly; that is, in order to detect and characterize the planet, we make measurements of its host star.

Because of these relationships, many exoplanet measurements have been limited by our knowledge of their stars at the time the planets were detected. In this talk, Sarah will discuss exoplanet discoveries that have now been made possible by more precise stellar data, and will introduce ongoing stellar research that has the potential to improve our understanding of exoplanets.

There are more planets out there than stars —  hundreds of billions just in the Milky Way alone.

See you there, 8 Vulcan Street in Lanesville, 8:00 pm on the 9th — lots of good things to eat, lots of fun stuff to know, and great conversations to be had! All are welcome, there is plenty of off-street parking, and there is no cost. No special knowledge or equipment is needed to have a great time.

For more info on GAAC, see the club website, Facebook page, or follow us on Twitter, @GAACster.