Tonight — without fanfare — the new downtown street lights were turned on.
Just as importantly, the old cobra-style highway lights were shut off.
The new lamps — lower, warmer, nicer — are far kinder to Main Street. They also complement the lighting displays in many nearby stores.
Soon, the holiday decorations will be up. They will be far lovelier than last year’s sad zip-line effort.
Now all that’s left is for Eversource to remove the old lights. Let’s hope they move more quickly than the contractors on the Merritt Parkway North Avenue bridge.