Chuck Orphanos, left, has received the Northeast Public Power Association Distinguished Service Award. With him is Patty Richards, the 2020 honoree. (Courtesy)
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Peabody Light manager plugged for award

PEABODY — Peabody Municipal Light Plant (PMLP) Manager Charles "Chuck" Orphanos has been honored with a Northeast Public Power Association (NEPPA) Distinguished Service Award. 

"This came as a total surprise to me and I had no idea it was coming," Orphanos said. "To be recognized by my peers and by NEPPA and others in the industry is a great honor. To say I am pleased is a huge understatement."

NEPPA Executive Director Bonnie Biocchi commended Orphanos for his integrity and for putting "his heart into everything he does." She added that he has always been generous and ready to offer his time to help anyone…

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