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October 24, 2012

Ma Duke's closes after town shuts off electricity

Eatery known for giving free Thanksgiving dinners to needy


Following state Department of Public Utilities regulations, Danvers Electric can pursue collections 45 days after a bill is due for residential customers. Commercial establishments do not fall under the same guidelines, he said.

“We follow pretty much the same rules” for both residential and commercial customers, said Marshall, who declined to discuss specifics of the restaurant’s bill.

“Shutting the electricity off is the process of last resort,” Marshall said. “We try to work with the customer as best we can.”

Staff writer Ethan Forman can be reached at 978-338-2673, by email at or on Twitter at @DanverSalemNews.

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