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Government shutdown threatens heat, food programs here

TIVERTON — Hundreds of low income Tiverton residents could find themselves hurt by the federal shutdown if the crisis continues to the end of the month. Two programs most immediately threatened are those that provide low income heating assistance and the program that supports women, infants and children with nutritional assistance. That’s the word from


Much remains open despite federal government “shutdown”

EAST PROVIDENCE — As is the case with many things happening in Washington, D.C. these days, there’s much confusion about what exactly are the effects of the current federal government “shutdown” which began as of midnight on Oct. 1. Most average Americans, including those here in city and especially seniors, have concerns about the benefits