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Editor, Daily News During WWII Germany and Japan had Axis Sally and Tokyo Rose who demoralized our fighting men. They spoke in hushed voices like you’d hear on NPR. Things like, “Your wife or girlfriend was bedding down with conscientious objectors, 4-F civilians or draft dodgers.” If they had...
 This sign, posted on Route 2A in front of Cumberland Farms across from McDonald's, is seen by motorists heading west. The boundary between the Worcester County town of Athol and the Franklin County of Orange is a short distance west of the sign.  Photo by Robert Curley
The nine-town region served by the Athol Daily News has been called the North Quabbin for several decades. This kind of naming has been called “place branding,” a crucial part of efforts to promote tourism and other businesses. The subject of branding was on page one of the Daily News recently...
The most insidious thing about public records exemptions is that they sometimes seem so reasonable. Examples can be seen in some exemptions that the Florida Legislature is considering this session. Bills aimed at preventing attorneys from abusing the records law for profit, barring the release...
DEAR ABBY: I have an issue with my father and don’t know where to turn. Dad is in his early 80s and — aside from poor eyesight — he’s in good health. I’m concerned because he has developed an unusual habit. He likes to look through the dumpsters behind the grocery store. Initially he told me it...
Have you ever wondered what it would be like to travel around the moon? Next year, two people will reportedly be taking this trip of a lifetime. What they will see and experience on the mythical celestial object that orbits our Earth is anyone’s guess. Until now, only highly trained astronauts...
DEAR ABBY: My son and his wife just gave us the news that they are expecting their first child. They have waited five years for this wonderful milestone, and I am delighted. I know they will be excellent parents. I remember seeing a short poem in your column called “Success.” Could you reprint...
On March 3, 23-year-old Jonathan Morales, a student at the University of Illinois in Champaign-Urbana, died when he fell from a fourth-floor balcony after drinking with friends to celebrate a student tradition known as “Unofficial St. Patrick’s Day.” He probably would be alive today, instead of...
The U.S. Mint will begin taking orders for the 2017 Proof Coin clad set on March 20. This consists of proof-struck versions of the 10 circulating coin issues done at the San Francisco mint. To order coins from the mint, visit their website at www.usmint.gov, or call toll free at 800-USA-MINT....
DEAR ABBY: I’m a 15-year-old girl, and I’m struggling with abuse. I’m mentally and physically abused by my family constantly, yet they make me out to be the abusive one. I could do amazing on a test, and they yell at me for something that happened on the last one. They’re always pushing me so hard...
Neel Sethi at 'The Jungle Book' film premiere in London, Britain. Rex Features via AP Images
I remember watching the animated Disney classic ‘The Jungle Book’ many times as a child. Last year, when I heard Disney was releasing a live action version of the movie, I was a little worried it would be too different. Remakes are never as strong as the movies they are originally based on. ...

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