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Several hundred were without power in Medina this morning

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 12 January 2014 at 12:00 am

MEDINA – Several hundred people in Medina, including parishioners at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, were without power for about an hour and a half this morning.

The power went out at 10 a.m. on Gwinn Street, North Avenue and the north end of the village to about Route 104. The Medina Fire Department was dispatched to investigate if there were arcing wires, but none were discovered. National Grid reset the system and power was restored at about 11:30 a.m.

About 400 parishioners at Holy Trinity Parish (St. Mary’s) entered a darkened sanctuary, beginning the 11 a.m. Mass. The church was lightly illumined with candle lights on the altar.

“It was actually quite nice to worship in these circumstances,” said Chris Busch, who was lector at the Mass. “There was just enough daylight to read, there were no microphones and the pipe organ was replaced with a harpsichord giving a bit of a Renaissance feel to the choir and service. It was quite beautiful and a very contemplative setting.”