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2008-10-13 03:00:31

By Wood, Roger The approaching winter will bring challenges and hardships for both heating oil customers and the oil dealers that service them. That was the bottom line, and the reason for an Aug. 18 summit at the Sheraton Harborside in Portsmouth. The Boston-based National Consumer Law Center sponsored the conference, with a goal of identifying short- and long term solutions to the heating oil crisis. One hundred representatives from the oil industry, consumer advocacy groups and state...


Word of the Day
mallemaroking
  • Nautical, the visiting and carousing of sailors in the Greenland ships.
This word is apparently from a confusion of two similar Dutch words: 'mallemerok,' a foolish woman, and 'mallemok,' a name for some persons among the crew of a whaling vessel.