Heating assistance applications up in Berkshire County

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With inflation, combined with the rise in utility costs, people in the Berkshires are going into panic mode.

That’s what Tammy Biagini, the director of the county’s low-income Home Energy Assistance Program, told NewsChannel 13’s media partners at the Berkshire Eagle.

She went on to say the number of new applicants doubled from last year, coming in at 1,060, so far.

Nearly 7,500 people have applied for assistance so far this season.