home heating | editorial
Assistance, in dollars and ducts
It might be a mild winter so far, but with the price of heating oil up by about 80 cents a gallon over last year, low-income residents are still feeling the pinch. Unfortunately, even with rising energy costs, Congress has slashed funding for the federal program to help poor households stay warm. State lawmakers are now considering a proposal to partially fill the gap out of the state’s own coffers - a move that would be a welcome boost.