2012-07-06 / World

Mass. man pays off mortgage with pennies

MILFORD, Mass. (AP) — A Massachusetts man who pledged to make the last mortgage payment on his home with pennies has fulfilled that promise.

After warning his bank, Thomas Daigle dropped off

The third bid came from WeCareOrganics of Jordan, N.Y., who offered the borough $60 per wet-down ton over a one- to five-year period, however, the borough would have to pay transportation fees.

The borough agreed to get rid of the entire 160 tons of sludge from the plant to both Lawnscape and Kyper with the additional 40 tons not bid to be given to the two entities at no additional cost.

“This isn’t necessarily a money-maker for anyone who gets involved in selling the sludge,” Wheeler said. “But, we have to get rid of it by July 15.”

The committee will agree to continue to look at ways of selling the product.

Jeff can be reached at jgill@huntingdondailynews.com. about 62,000 pennies weighing 800 pounds in two boxes for the final payment on the Milford home he and his wife, Sandra, bought in 1977.

He tells The Milford Daily News he just wanted to make his last payment on April 24 “memorable.”

He started saving his pennies when he moved in.

The optician says his wife laughed whenever he would pick up a penny he found on the ground and say it was going to the mortgage.

Daigle says he’s just glad to have the coins out of his house.

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