Archive for December, 2012
Home energy costs continue to present a tremendous financial burden for Connecticut’s lower-income households, according to the Home Energy Affordability Gap: Connecticut (2012) report, which was released on Thursday by Operation Fuel during a news conference at the state capitol.
The report addresses the ongoing energy affordability crisis facing Connecticut’s low and moderate-income families and senior citizens. “There continues to be a significant gap between what lower income households pay for energy bills and what they actually can afford,” explained Patricia Wrice, Operation Fuel’s executive director.
The annual home energy affordability gap for Connecticut households with incomes at or below 200 percent of the Federal Poverty Level was nearly $662 million during 2012. This averages out to a home energy affordability gap of about $2,304 per household, which is the difference between what households can afford to pay and what they actually owe for their annual energy bills.
Once a month, the members of Another Road – Bill Benson, Eric Paradine and Deborah Gillespie – donate their music to a good cause. Billed as one flute, two guitars and three voices, the trio performs at a different venue each month to support local charities. This January, Another Road will partner with PD Walsh’s Country Store of Falls Village to aid Connecticut families in need of energy assistance.
“We are happy to host their show and donate the proceeds to Operation Fuel,” says Maureen Dell of PD Walsh’s. “We hope [this concert] will help families in the Northwest Corner.”
Another Road will perform at PD Walsh’s Country Store stage on Saturday, January 19th, 2013 at 8 pm. Their music pulls from over five decades worth of material – the 1960’s to present day – and features original songs from the band. Their music has been likened to that of UK Folk giants Fairport Convention and features three-part harmonies reminiscent of Peter, Paul and Mary.
Doors open at 7 pm, with a suggested ticket donation of $6.00 per person which includes entry into door prize drawings from local merchants.
PD Walsh’s Country Store is located at 107 Main Street, Falls Village, CT 06031.