After lightning strikes, community comes out


NORTH CANAAN — Lightning can strike twice, but it only takes one person to spark a groundswell of community spirit.

Resident Greg Karcheski read in the Sept. 15 edition of The Lakeville Journal that the electrical system for the Douglas Library elevator had been zapped by lightning twice over the summer.

The first time was June 1. It was repaired. The second time was Aug. 19. That strike also knocked out the alarm system. Again, it was repaired, and this time, a surge protector was added.

Each repair cost the library a $1,000 deductible on its insurance.

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