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HOLYOKE, Mass. (AP) - New England's power grid operator is asking customers to conserve electricity during the heat wave.

ISO-New England on Tuesday asked for voluntary conservation. It said power is adequate, but supplies are likely to become tight.

It says conserving electricity is a prudent, precautionary measure to help keep supply and demand in balance. The heat wave is not expected to break until Saturday.

ISO-New England suggests customers reduce electricity, particularly between noon and 8 p.m.

Customers are advised to raise air conditioning thermostats by a few degrees if health permits to a range of between 74 degrees and 78 degrees, turn off unneeded lights and appliances, unnecessary office equipment, shut off air conditioners when leaving home for extended periods of time and put off using washing machines and dryers.

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  • Mom says 9-year-old offered to sell her 10-year-old cocaine on school bus

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