Dear EarthTalk: Merino wool undergarments tout themselves as being kinder to the environment than other wools or synthetics. How is this so? — Stella Cooley, Bangor, ME

Lowering Your Tax Bill With Home Office Deductions

ROSELAND – The country’s economic downturn has created a new legion of entrepreneurs who are working from home after losing a job. As the year comes to a close and these people begin gathering information for their 2010 tax returns, many will consider using their home office as a tax deduction for the first time.

Stand For Children Toy Donation

WOODBRIDGE – This year, Stand for Children is collecting toys for area children and families in need. Each year the organization receives many calls for help and this year it is asking for your support with a donation of unwrapped toys for boys and girls, newborn to 18 years of age.