Running on empty

Running on empty

On a night in early October when the temperature dropped into the 30s, Rebecca Packard used the last of her heating pellets to keep her Sangerville home warm.  Packard expects to receive fuel assistance in January, but her heating supply until then is dangerously low:...
Preparing for a cold, hungry winter

Preparing for a cold, hungry winter

On a sunny September morning in Dover-Foxcroft, more than 50 cars stretched from the Piscataquis Regional Food Center three blocks down North Street an hour before a food distribution event was to begin. Parked along the shoulder, with their engines off and windows...