FUEL ASSISTANCE $$$ REQUESTED AFTER BITTER COLD
The cold snap for the record books broke Monday when temperatures finally climbed above the freezing mark, but low-income homeowners may still be feeling frostbitten.
The prolonged cold and rising home heating oil prices have combined to put added strain on tens of thousands of households, according to the Massachusetts Association for Community Action. The group wrote to Gov. Charlie Baker this week urging him to include $25 million in the next supplemental budget for fiscal 2018 to support the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP).
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