Updated May 23 at 11:16am

Grants go to 21 green communities in Mass.

BOSTON – The Patrick-Murray administration last week announced $3.7 million in grants to the state’s newest green communities – 21 cities and towns from across the commonwealth that earned the designation earlier this year. More

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Grants go to 21 green communities in Mass.

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BOSTON – The Patrick-Murray administration last week announced $3.7 million in grants to the state’s newest green communities – 21 cities and towns from across the commonwealth that earned the designation earlier this year.

The designation made the municipalities eligible for awards to fund local renewable-power and energy-efficiency projects.

The Mass. Department of Energy Resources announced the grants, which will fund an array of projects, including the installation of solar panels on town office buildings, funding for efficient furnaces and windows, installation of high-efficiency street lights, and energy-efficiency upgrades. The communities receiving the grants are: Ayer, Bedford, Brookline, Buckland, Carlisle, Deerfield, Granby, Holland, Mendon, Middlefield, Millbury, Monson, Revere, Sherborn, Shutesbury, Somerville, Sutton, Tewksbury, Topsfield, Truro and Woburn. •

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