Hotplates distributed to residents affected by gas disaster
LAWRENCE, Mass. (AP) - Hotplates are being distributed to residents who have been left without gas service more than a week after gas explosions and fires rocked Massachusetts' Merrimack Valley.
The Boston Globe reports that members of the Massachusetts National Guard started giving out thousands of hotplates to residents Saturday morning as part of a massive relief effort in Lawrence, Andover and North Andover.
Officials say about 7,000 hotplates for cooking are being distributed, f...