Since 2004, Independent News’ tradition is to give holiday gifts to our elected officials, leaders and newsmakers. We work long, hard hours to find unique, quirky gifts that will have special meanings for both the recipients and our readers. For the 2010 gift recipients, please enjoy your gifts and remember that it’s the thought that counts. If you already have the gift we’ve given you, sorry, you’re stuck with it. We didn’t save any of the receipts. Check out our cover story.