New England budget 12.21.09

Staff Writer
Mount Shasta Herald

New England budget 12.21.09

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- Chris Biondi, 508-626-4343,

- Jean Hodges, 630-956-8834,


NEW TAX SERIES: Check out the four-part series of pages on GateHouse News Service Niche.

Year-end content on the news service.

THIS WEEK WITH N&I: Weekly poll ideas coming soon to


IN & OUT: What’s hot and what’s not as 2010 kicks off.

HEALTHY EATING: Santa needs some nutritious snacks this year.

MATERNITY VISITING: Hospitals change policy on maternity visiting hours. METROWEST

SNOW BOUND: Snowy vows exchanged in East Bridgewater.


PETER CHIANCA: 5 albums you should have bought in 2009.

SPORTS CARTOONS BOOK: Stoughton’s Larry Johnson’s new book “Out of My Mind” displays prolific career. BROCKTON ENTERPRISE

AFRICAN ART EXHIBIT: MFA’s striking new exhibit explores African art and Western perceptions. By Chris Bergeron


O’MAHONEY CARTOON: Christmas deadline for health care reform.

GRANLUND CARTOON: Returning shovels bent by Nor’easter.

GRANLUND CARTOON: Kid who shovels snow becomes extinct.

GRANLUND CARTOON: Christmas Day in the forest -- Cartoon for Dec. 25.

RICK HOLMES: Holiday follies, or the separation of church and state.

EDITORIAL: Homeowners don’t let Grinch steal their spirit. LEDGER

EDITORIAL: Don’t weaken education reform. METROWEST


CHECKOUT LANE: Unlimited borders on framing options - With thousands of frame samples and mat options to choose from, custom framing may seem overwhelming, but framers say the results are priceless. By Sara Castellanos.

- Localize it: Talk to local framers and add their quotes, info.

FINE PRINT: Stay safe and save money with holiday lighting - Today's holiday lights aren't the same energy-sucking bulbs that our parents used when we were kids. Miniature holiday lights have largely replaced the big bulbs as a popular way to illuminate holiday decorations. By The Patriot Ledger.

MAKING CENTS: Many need long-term care insurance - Long-term care insurance is one of the most widely misunderstood financial products in America. In my experience, only a small percentage of the population that should own long-term care insurance does own it. Long-term care insurance is for illnesses or disabilities that last longer than three to six months. By John P. Napolitano.

MASS. MARKET: Talbots CEO tailors a plan to put company fashionably in the black - Perhaps the most important element of Talbots’ comeback became public on Dec. 8 when Talbots unveiled a major ownership change. By Jon Chesto.


BLIZZARD BLANKETS NORTHEAST: You’ll all do your own snow stories, but this one from the Enterprise includes some ideas, such as a poll to see how your local area dealt with the snow. Check it out for ideas to do your own version.

BOTTLED WATER: Group criticizes Mass. for spending more than $500,000 on bottled water. DAVID RILEY, CNC.

DISABLED LOBSTER BOARD: Disabled lobster boat towed safely; crew member arrested.


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