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Editor, Daily News With the dedication and commitment of thousands of volunteer host families, this summer was filled with new experiences and friendships for thousands of children from New York City’s low-income communities. I would like to take this opportunity to recognize our extraordinary...
Editor, Daily News Donald J. Trump is a lifelong racist. Probably the greatest influence on Trump’s racist tendencies was his father, Frederick C. Trump Sr. Consider the following facts. In May of 1927, 1,000 Ku Klux Klan (KKK) members disrupted the Memorial Day parade in the Jamaica...
Editor, Daily News Kudos to the Athol Daily News staff. I wanted to take a minute to thank the staff of our local newspaper on the fine job they do covering all of the local events and sports in our area. My wife and I look to the Athol Daily News to keep abreast of everything local. Try...
Editor, Daily News I am feeling terrorized. I don’t feel terrorized by Muslims, ISIS, people of color, or anything except the Republican party and its leader, the current President of the U.S. What is terrorizing me? The fact that I now live in a country where a mean-spirited president can...
Editor, Daily News I am writing today because I believe it may help serve our community. Recently, a law was passed to ban plastic bags in Athol. I was unaware this was up for vote, as were all of the people I have spoken to. However, like many others, I thought it was a great idea and I wish...
Editor, Daily News Thanks to the tobacco industry targeting our youth, Massachusetts has experienced an increase in vaping (use of e-cigarettes or vape pens) by young people. It is important to realize that vape pens are not just another harmless fad, but that they usually contain nicotine, a...
Editor, Daily News In the light (pun intended) of the recent events with the eclipse and Charlottesville, I would like to submit a poem. It is not necessary to give into despair while in the shadow, nor to resort to violence in return for violence if we allow our words to shine. Here are mine...
Editor, Daily News We face so many problems, issues and challenges, both personal and in the larger society, all at the same time. But let us not forget the situation in Korea. Just as Donald Trump finds it difficult to condemn outright right-wing hate and violence at home, so he keeps the...
Editor, Daily News Been wondering what my great grandfather William Potter who volunteered for the Union Army in 1862 as a private and was mustered out three years later as a captain would have thought about removing a statue to Robert E. Lee in Virginia. Would he applaud this forced removal...
Editor, Daily News Aug. 19 is National Honey Bee Day, a day to celebrate one of the most important and widespread pollinators of our food and flowers. And we need to do more to protect honey bees and all of our pollinators. Honey bees pollinate many of the foods we eat, from blueberries to...

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