The state’s welfare department is unveiling new rules in the wake of news stories outlining outrageously high balances on EBT cards. Commissioner Stacey Monahan says recipients with cash balances exceeding $2,500 will have their accounts closed. She says people who accumulate more than $5,000 on their food stamp cards will be personally contacted to make sure they still need help. Monahan says the changes will ensure welfare only goes to the truly needy.
Greenfield's efforts to pass a new sex offender residency bylaw are over before they had a chance to get started
Adam Liccardi is expected to testify on this final day of evidence before the jury gets the case
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The group most recently donated cash toward a project to upgrade the Whateley Elementary School playground