A social service agency that provides heating-fuel assistance and other funding for North Country residents is closing five of its eight walk-in offices to save administrative costs.
Michael Coughlin, CEO of Tri-County Community Action Program, tells the Valley News the closings are planned this month. He said the same services will be provided, but electronic mail and regular mail will be used more to reach clients.
Staying open are offices in Ashland, Tamworth and Berlin.
Closing are offices in Colebrook, Groveton, Littleton, Woodsville and Lebanon.
In Lebanon, Human Services Director Lynne Goodwin said many of those who rely on Tri-Cap's programs need face-to-face assistance in filling out applications, but now, the closest office now 46 miles away in Ashland.