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We are coming undone. The rate of opioid abuse is surging. Everywhere, it seems. Rates of poverty remain high, even in some of the state’s most prosperous cities. At the same time, access to mental health care is limited and both the lack of Medicaid expansion and the move to repeal the...
Well-known to daytime television audiences for her decade-long role as the sassy, stylish attorney Diane Miller in ABC’s “General Hospital,” Carolyn Hennesy was drawn to the world of entertainment from the age of 4. “That’s when my father took me to my first sound stage and I remember it to this...
When someone blacks out they do not normally remember what they did the night before and usually will accept with regret what their loved ones tell them they did. But what if something they’re told sounds completely absurd. Should they believe it or keep trying to remember what really happened...
Until Donald Trump’s election as president, the Office of Government Ethics had been a fairly obscure agency that supervised conflict of interest standards within the federal government. It is no longer fairly obscure, and when its director resigns, as Walter M. Shaub Jr., did last week, it is...
DEAR ABBY: I am concerned about my niece. She’s 18 and a senior in high school. Her father — my younger brother — is incarcerated and has been for 13 years. Our families have been alienated, but I’m trying to reach out to my niece. Although she has been hesitant to get close, we’ve had a couple...
Deer hunters are reminded that the deadline to apply for an antlerless deer permit is Sunday. July 16. You must have purchased a hunting or sporting license to participate in the permit process. This permit is required for any hunter who wishes to hunt antlerless deer. There is no fee to apply; a...
Oliver and Charlie enjoy a good session with the newspaper -- the Sunday edition is a special favorite! Photo by Ashley Green Photography
DEAR PET TALK: Why do cats like to sit on the newspaper I’m reading, or the computer I am typing on? Even though I give them love and attention, they still have to sit on whatever I’m working on! — Robin ——— DEAR ROBIN: I would have gotten to this question earlier, but Mr. Wuffles, my cat...
The more people talk about this, the more children will be protected as they rush toward adulthood. At age 11 or 12, most American kids are just on the edge of puberty. Girls are wrapping up their last growth spurt; boys tend to still be growing. They may be trying their parents’ patience in...
DEAR ABBY: I come from a large family. We are not wealthy but always loved dressing our children up for holidays. Because the outfits were expensive, as our children outgrew them, we passed them on to my sister-in-law. When my youngest daughter was born, I asked her about the dresses, and she...
Editor, Daily News President Trump has many of us confused and perhaps taken aback a bit by his somewhat cozy relationship with Russian President V. Putin. Many, like myself, regard Putin as simply another dismal chapter in Russian history. In a word, he is a thug cut from the same cloth as...

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