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“The Vietnam War,” Ken Burns’ excellent documentary on PBS, rolls on a long tide of excruciating memories. On film and with Peter Coyote’s stark narration, we see the ebb and flow of anguish and doubt that marked American foreign policy in Southeast Asia more than half a century ago, a flow of...
DEAR ABBY: I will soon be married 48 years, but it is not much of a marriage. There is no sex, no touching, no kind and compassionate words, only bickering and arguing. I can’t figure out why I’m still here. I have thought about leaving many times. I have written three books, and because of it,...
So about that Gordon Heyward injury? On a routine play that you will see many times every night and hundreds of times throughout the season and just like that, the Boston Celtics season is over. They’ll probably still make the playoffs, although I doubt they’ll earn the No. 1 seed and quite...
Steve Kurkoski of Warwick, an alternative energy enthusiast, practices what he preaches, plugging in his leased 2017 Chevrolet Volt hybrid. Solar electric panels, upper left, supply the "juice." He and his wife Janice report the vehicle is rated at 53 miles on electricity, often getting 70 miles before the gasoline kicks in. Photo by Janice Kurkoski
An audience of about 40 people from the North Quabbin region and beyond became overtly distressed at the Athol Public Library Oct. 11, with many in tears, as we viewed a movie, “Before the Flood,” a National Geographic documentary about Earth’s climate crisis. The movie offers quite a bit of...
Ohh the dark web, so scary so...dark? What do you think of when you read “dark web?” I always picture some guy sitting in a room illuminated only by a computer screen with lines of code slowly scrolling past, but I guess I can blame Hollywood for that. In reality, the dark web is a series of...
Editor, Daily News Last week the former first lady said this: “Any woman who voted against Hillary Clinton, voted against their own voice.” What Michelle is really saying is that every woman in the United States should have voted for Hillary. I guess every man should have voted for Trump. That...
Put Satan on a birthday cake. Do it now. Add an upside down cross. Confrontational cake requests could improve our understanding of civil liberties, as defined by the U.S. Constitution. Consider the case of Jack Phillips, a well-known cake artist and founder of Masterpiece Cakeshop in Lakewood...
DEAR ABBY: My boyfriend of two years will be attending a bachelor party in Las Vegas. We’ve never had any issues of infidelity, yet I can’t help but feel anxious about his upcoming trip. I know the scene that exists in Vegas — I’m in my mid-20s and I enjoyed my trips there when I was younger and...
Editor, Daily News The town of Orange is hoping to join all but one of its abutting neighbors in becoming a Green Community. Becoming a Green Community will automatically qualify the town to receive a state grant of about $145,000 to be used for improving energy efficiency of town buildings and...
Siren call of the selfie: Sometime in the not-so-distant future, the human survivors will look into their iPhone37 instant history modules to determine why their species nearly became extinct. A pattern will emerge. Stupid humans falling off cliffs while attempting selfies. Stupid humans walking...

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