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A safety net to catch the middle class

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Every fall, low-income families across the North Country face a painful question: do I have enough money to pay the heating bills this winter? Fuel prices are almost half what they were last fall. Still, thousands of people will rely on government help to stay warm. A group of St. Lawrence County agencies and energy experts meet each year to develop a strategy for helping people pay their heating bills. At yesterday's meeting in Canton, there was concern about a surprising new at-risk population, middle class people who lost their jobs. David Sommerstein reports.

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