Seniors Deserve Better than Medicare Penny Pinching – by F.M. Azar, M.D.

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By Frederick M. Azar, MD After five years of slow growth, health costs are expected to rise as much as 6.8 percent next year. This forecast is sure to energize Washington lawmakers who have long sought to slash health spending, particularly within Medicare. Efforts to cut Medicare have typically focused on the quantity and cost…

Small Businesses Deserve More from Healthcare Reform – by Janet Trautwein

President Obama marked the recent conclusion of open enrollment in the federal healthcare law’s insurance exchanges with a celebration at the White House. The administration exceeded its goal of signing 7 million Americans up for insurance coverage. Many small business owners are in a less festive mood. They’re dealing with burdensome new rules, taxes, and…

Norfolk County Mass reports flat real estate sales in August 2014

August  2014 Real Estate Activity Report Norfolk County Register of Deeds William P. O’Donnell reported today real estate activity in Norfolk County, MA for the month of August, 2014 was flat with small growth in real estate sales volume offset by continuing challenges faced by the mortgage industry. One bright spot for the month of…

New Installation at Duxbury’s Art Complex Duxbury by Gary Nisbet

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There’s a new installation on the back grounds of The Art Complex Museum in Duxbury by local  Artist Gary Nisbet. His piece, “Wallflower,” he explains, is like some people – shy at first but, once you get to know them, interesting.      One important aspect of his piece is that it is mostly cinder blocks and…

Paint Crow Point plein-air artists exhibit opens 9/26/14

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at South Street Gallery in Hingham Featured painting: Plein-airartist Dianne Panarelli Miller  The October exhibit at South Street Gallery, the area’s premier gallery featuring local, regional and national artists, will feature paintings from and about the seacoast neighborhood of Hingham’s Crow Point by many local and regional plein-air artists. Artists captured this beautiful neighborhood with breathtaking…

Harvey Collages at Scituate’s Front Street Art Gallery thru 9/28/14

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Meet the Artist:  Laura Harvey-Running with Scissors or the Art of Collage     Land of the Lost Collage at left             Marshfield artist Laura Harvey will share her mixed media paintings and collages at the 9/14/14 session of the SAA’s Meet the Artist Series held at the Scituate Public Library. She has also promised to…