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For the second time in nearly three years North Fitzwilliam Road in Royalston is closed to through traffic. These closures allow for much-needed repairs to our road where it spans the Lawrence Brook.  This is a particularly beautiful section of our neighborhood. After winding its way through our...
To hear President Donald Trump describe it, his new policy on immigration enforcement is aimed at kicking out only “bad hombres,” the serious criminals who Trump says are endangering American lives. If that were the case, we’d have no argument. President Barack Obama enforced the same policy....
DEAR ABBY: My husband’s nephew, “Jacob,” is 25 and always hanging around our house. He has had a hard time over the last four years. First, his mom committed suicide. Two years later his dad died in his sleep. My husband and I told Jacob we would be there when he needed advice about things. Well...
President Donald Trump can no longer dodge and distract from the cold reality that his administration has granted a platform for white supremacists and anti-Semites to advance their twisted causes. His failure to lead has helped members of the “alt-right” expand their reach. On Tuesday, Trump...
DEAR ABBY: I have recently started disclosing to close friends and family that I am asexual (someone who experiences no sexual attraction to any person). For the most part they have been supportive, but my mother and one of my friends are having trouble accepting it. I have told them I do not want...
Annie Patterson and Peter Blood, co-creators of the popular songbook "Rise Up Singing" and its sequel "Rise Again," will perform at the Great Falls Discovery Center on Friday, March 10, at 7 p.m. Submitted photo
TURNERS FALLS — On Friday, March 10, at 7 p.m., the Great Falls Discovery Center will host “Rise Up and Sing” with Annie Patterson and Peter Blood. Patterson and Blood are co-creators of the popular songbook “Rise Up Singing” and their new sequel “Rise Again.” They have played a central role in...
Trump struggles with a no-brainer. A softball question to President Donald Trump during his White House appearance with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu last Wednesday dealt with the president’s efforts to address growing anti-Semitic attacks. Bizarrely, Trump answered by talking about...
The U.S. Postal Service will issue a new five-cent stamp on Feb. 24 featuring two clusters of grapes. This self-adhesive will be issued in panes of 20 stamps. Grapevine, Texas, 74051 is the first-day city for this stamp, which is part of an ongoing definitive series featuring fruits. There...
DEAR ABBY: Because I had a promiscuous past prior to getting married, it was understandable that my husband and I have gone through some rough patches. It’s been three years since our wedding, and he still can’t let it go sometimes. A recent argument just escalated into his calling me a whore and...
“No matter where you are from, we’re glad you’re our neighbor.” This is the welcome that I felt when I moved to Orange from the Boston area seven years ago. People were easy to meet and incredibly helpful when it came to places to hike, shop, eat, and find reliable contractors. Orange is The...

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