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Comment on: Horse farms fear they will close if racing ends in Massachusetts - Metro - The Boston Globe
Posted 10/04/2014 10:53:34 EDT
Yes, any horse is expensive to maintain. Still, many ex-racing Thoroughbreds enjoy second careers as show horses, lesson horses and therapeutic animals. Some become back yard pasture pets. Some love t more »
Comment on: Horse dies while giving rides to wedding reception guests - Metro - The Boston Globe
Posted 08/26/2014 10:12:39 EDT
"Frolicking in the fields with other horses" isn't what it's cracked up to be for many horses. My Clydesdale/QH cross would get absolutely cranky when he wasn't ridden and ridden well at least 5 times more »
Comment on: Two rescued bottlenose dolphins found dead in Yarmouth - Boston.com
Posted 05/15/2013 03:36:19 EDT
Not sure how much time & money went into this. The dolphins were found Monday at 4PM, examined & released. Not like this private organization "nursed these animals back to health" for more than a fe more »
Comment on: Boylston Street businesses still struggle in bombingâs aftermath - News - Boston.com
Posted 04/23/2013 01:10:52 EDT
My family & I made it a point to visit Newbury St. this weekend & spend money. Although I don't normally frequent Boylston St. businesses, you can be sure that I'll be back as often as possible over more »
Comment on: Nurses go on strike at Quincy Medical Center - Quincy - Your Town - Boston.com
Posted 04/11/2013 09:24:42 EDT
Yeah -- Steward sucks. Totally with the nurses on this one. When healthcare goes "for profit" you can be sure it's not "for patients" any longer. I've heard there are a ton of issues at St. Elizabe more »
Comment on: Tensions grow as Quincy Medical Center nurses move toward strike - Quincy - Your Town - Boston.com
Posted 04/10/2013 10:58:33 EDT
This is not the only facility to suffer under Steward's management. I know there's great termoil at St. Elizabeth's as well (& probably others). "For profit" healthcare puts the profits before the p more »
Comment on: Grafton man having a beer in all 351 Massachusetts towns to benefit cancer research - - Boston.com
Posted 03/11/2013 12:38:50 EDT
Todd- Thanks for what you're doing & for bringing attention to a cure for cancer. Good luck! Boston Globe- A great story! Nice to hear about people trying to make a difference that will benefit many more »
Comment on: At home, huge-screen televisions can be a tough sell - Lifestyle - Boston.com
Posted 02/01/2013 10:07:07 EST
Yeah, but note: Women consider the WHOLE package. Everything matters and when everything is right, sometimes smaller is better...
Comment on: Five reasons to go to Nantucket this winter â with kids in tow - Travel - The Boston Globe
Posted 11/25/2012 10:25:00 EST
Correct link for Bartlett's Farm on Nantucket is http://www.bartlettsfarm.com/
Comment on: 'Horseback therapy helps Mass. autistic children'
Posted 04/21/2012 11:25:00 EDT
"There's something about the outside of a horse that is good for the inside of a man." ~ Winston Churchill In some circles, therapeutic riding is considered wasteful, "new age" and gimmick-y. Generall more »
Comment on: 'Fathers: Talk safety with girls'
Posted 07/08/2011 12:28:14 EDT
My husband & Iwere talking with our2 teenage daughters about this case at dinner last night. In addition to pointing out our usual littany of what to watch out for in relationships with boys and that more »
Comment on: 'Pediatricians and gun control'
Posted 06/13/2011 10:10:00 EDT
My children's pediatrician has long asked health & safety related questions, including about seatbelt use, drinking (as my kids have gotten older), exercise & fitness, eating habis, sleep habits, pool more »
Comment on: 'In tiny Upton, many signs of growth'
Posted 03/25/2011 05:43:29 EDT
@mauthedog -- Thanks for the explanation. For years, someone I was close to was on the planning board in Upton. Their favorite word was "NO!" for precisely the reasons you allude to: (1) the cost of a more »
Posted 03/25/2011 07:20:03 EDT
@mauthedog: I'm not sure what state forest has to do with low tax rate? Though, yes, we have a good bit of state forest & town owned conservation land. And our tax rate, while having grown considerabl more »
Comment on: Offers%20of%20help%20pour%20in%20for%20Dino%20the%20recovering%20beagle%20puppy
Posted 02/04/2011 12:50:41 EST
I interpreted the article to mean that, in addition to the cost, the time and skill needed to help Dino heal properly are beyond the family. Could be no one is home during the day to help with bandage more »
Comment on: 'Mass. requiring IDs for more prescriptions in 2011'
Posted 12/31/2010 03:38:36 EST
@SMaggieL -- My daughter & my husband take meds that require ID to pick up. Currently, I pick them up without a problem. I show my ID, they ask the relationship & note it. NBD. I'd imagine getting som more »
Comment on: 'Anguish and hope in long, evolving search for Marisol'
Posted 12/05/2010 08:51:10 EST
Thanks for this article. The info about pet recovery is quite interesting -- and valuable to us pet owners. To the Semperes: I am so sorry about Marisol. I hope your campaign brings her home soon. The more »
Comment on: 'Fresh farm holiday turkeys gobbled up'
Posted 11/23/2010 09:35:48 EST
We've been getting turkeys from Outpost Farm for years (Thanksgiving and other special occasions during the year). The quality is far superior to both fresh and frozen supermarket birds. Yes, it's a l more »
Comment on: 'Respect on both sides in Natick iPod debate'
Posted 10/21/2010 07:41:48 EDT
Way to go, Natick students & school committee. Respectful debate & disagreement, followed by finding common areas (like changing part of the policy & working to end bullying) and going forward togethe more »
Comment on: With%20iPod%20rally%20defeated%2C%20Natick%20High%20students%20move%20forward
Posted 10/21/2010 07:33:03 EDT
Comment on: Randy%20Moss%26%2339%3B%20daughter%20a%20hoop%20star
Posted 10/20/2010 07:55:10 EDT
Way to go, girl. Good for you. Like Chris1616, I hope you're putting some work into the academics & work the grades as hard as you're working the court. more »
Comment on: 'Chefs feel the rush of Nantucket summers'
Posted 06/23/2010 10:18:25 EDT
@Hojo2086 - Sorry, but LarCo has it right: there are plenty of NORMAL people on the island. And the restaurants mentioned in these pieces aren't stuffy at all (well, maybe Topper's is, a little). Good more »
Comment on: 'A paradise filled with fine dining'
Posted 06/23/2010 02:34:37 EDT
American Seasons is *defintely* worth the trip -- a reliable favorite for years & years. But don't forget Oran Mor -- another terrific place to enjoy a fabulous evening. On Nantucket, you could eat ou more »
Comment on: 'Restaurant Week: Thumbs up or down these days?'
Posted 03/24/2010 01:40:38 EDT
Locke-Ober's was our RW destination last weekend & it was terrific! My sister & I had a delicious & creamy ricotta flan to start, nicely offset by bacon & radicchio. My mom's lobster finnan haddie cho more »
Comment on: 'As luster fades, silversmith faces eviction from Norwood shop'
Posted 11/29/2009 09:04:01 EST
Hey, cynical commenters (1994 & company) -- read the article & do the math. It said he made "as much as" $300/day when times were good. Say he did that consistently each work day for a month (which he more »
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