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Editor, Daily News On March 6, the town of Orange will hold its annual election. This year, there are two contested offices — one for the selectboard and the other for town clerk. I encourage all those registered to exercise their right to vote. I encourage voters to re-elect the current town...
The Congressional Review Act, passed in 1996, gives Congress the power to repeal any new federal agency rule within 60 legislative days after it’s finalized. Congress is using that power right now to undo some regulations put forward in the waning days of the Obama administration. One such...
DEAR ABBY: I have been a vegetarian for 12 years. My husband has been one on and off for five years. I thought our children, 7 and 3, had never had meat in their lives. I recently found out that my father-in-law has been feeding them chicken nuggets from fast food. I was, and still am, very...
Editor, Daily News Jim (Cornwell) loves our town and is an excellent leader who is willing to serve in this critical role. Jim brings honesty, a commitment to have good and effective local government, strong fiscal management and will follow through to address issues and progress for our town...
At a moment when borders and surveillance have become sharply divisive issues at home and abroad, all Americans should object to one of the great federal security failures playing out every day. The Transportation Security Administration’s behavior detection program, designed to catch terrorists...
DEAR ABBY: My daughter and son are heroin addicts. After living through this hell for 11 years, I have reached my breaking point. My daughter, who just turned 18, is in jail. My heart is broken. Therapists, parent sessions, etc. haven’t helped. I’m 60 years old and should be retiring, but my...
The reason American politics is so unsettled right now goes well beyond Donald Trump. It also involves the state of the major parties. Although the new president’s administration is like none other in living memory, and has yet to find its footing in public approval ratings, the White House is...
DEAR ABBY: I am 68 and my husband is 80. I just found out he is involved with a 40-year-old woman. He says it is not an affair because they haven’t actually had sex! I don’t know what to do. Can you help me? — HEARTBROKEN IN NEW MEXICO DEAR HEARTBROKEN: Your husband may not be having an affair...
As Americans celebrate Black History Month, shrines to racists and racism are going the way of the Berlin Wall. Yale University officials announced last week that it will rename Calhoun College, one of the institution’s eight original residential colleges. It was named after former U.S. Vice...
DEAR ABBY: I am 26 years old, and my mother still walks around naked in front of me with no warning. I’ve told her several times that it makes me uncomfortable, but she seems not to take me seriously. In her culture (she’s not from the U.S.), walking around naked is no problem. But I’m tired of...

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