Archive | November, 2006

The Challenge for Deval Patrick

The countdown to the start of the Deval Patrick era continues, as does the speculation about what will happen once he assumes office. While some in the Bay State are wary about a Democrat in the corner office (there hasn’t been one for 16 years) and the loss of some brand of checks and balances, […]

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OPINION

A Smarter Look at the Bay State’s Costs We aren’t in Taxachusetts anymore. Think about the reasons young college graduates, working couples, or even retirees cite when they say they are leaving for North Carolina or Florida. The costs that are driving our workforce to other states and keeping new employers away are for housing, […]

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Spirit of Giving The 15th annual meeting of the Community Foundation of Western Mass. provided an opportunity for 15 randomly selected attendees to recommend $1,000 grants to Pioneer Valley charities of their choice. They included (above, left to right) Mary Hoyer of Amherst, Denise Granger of Springfield, Carla Oleska of Northampton, Constance Clarke of Shelburne […]

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Kate Forest

Mind over Matters

Stress-management Expert Tells People to Put Themselves on Their To-do List Kate Forest calls it the ‘red light shoulder turn,’ and that name pretty much says it all. It’s a stress-reduction exercise designed to help transform a generally negative experience — an annoying stoppage in traffic — into something positive. It’s a simple step that […]

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