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DEAR ABBY: I recently was rejected for a job that would have turned into a career. I put all my eggs in one basket, so to speak, and told everyone around me during the process that it was looking good. I am humiliated because I now have to tell my peers and co-workers that it didn’t work out. My...
Just two months after the Orange Planning Board approved installation of a solar array at 180 West Orange Road, another solar company is in the spotlight. NB Development LLC — represented by landowner and lumberman Fred Heyes — has submitted applications for special permits for two solar farms...
 Editor, Daily News Going to several big stores in Athol, I was happy to see so many people carrying their reusable bags and walking out with everything neatly packed in them. Unfortunately, I also saw people with no bags, emerging with paper bags provided by the store. In a nearly unanimous,...
DEAR ABBY: I’m 28 and have been dating my boyfriend, “Spencer,” for 2 1/2 years. We have talked a lot about getting married. We know where we want it to be, who will be in our wedding party and what the theme will be. A year ago we discussed getting engaged. Spencer said he’d propose “sometime...
Valley Farm Café, located on the second floor of the Orange Innovation Center, 131 West Main St., is getting rave reviews from the lucky customers who know about this unique “hole in the wall” eatery run by chef (and hog farmer) Matthew Buzzell of Templeton. Michael Talarico of Athol, who used...
President Donald Trump has a misplaced view of his standing with American farmers. During a speech last week to a farmers convention in Tennessee, Trump boasted bizarrely, “Oh, are you happy you voted for me. You are so lucky that I gave you that privilege.” He should ask a farmer about NAFTA...
Gov. Rick Snyder declared a state of emergency in Flint, Mich., two years ago this month, following a preventable spike of lead in the city’s water supply. In that time, the city has made significant strides — thanks to an influx of funds from the state and federal government — and for the most...
DEAR ABBY: I am 28 and I’m disgusted with myself about how I talk to my mother when I’m stressed out. I know it’s not her. It’s me. My other issue is road rage. When I’m behind the wheel and the cars ahead of me are going too slow or the drivers make stupid moves, I’m annoyed to the point that I...
While no one can predict what the new year will bring, it will certainly see its share of strange news. As long as there are humans to make laws, there will be humans to break laws. In the course of any year, newspapers get complaints about the stories they choose to publish. Readers want more...
DEAR ABBY: My husband has a long, bushy, ugly beard, and although I don’t like it, I realize he’s entitled to wear his facial hair any way he likes it. The problem is, when he eats, his beard gets into his plate and in the food, which I find nauseating. — TOO MUCH HAIR IN TEXAS DEAR TOO MUCH...

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