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DEAR ABBY: My partner of 11 years has decided he is no longer in love with me. He says it’s because he thinks I cheated on him. I have told him repeatedly that it didn’t happen, which is the truth. Long story short, he says he wants us to start over as friends and see where things go because he...
Sometimes the American public will surprise you with its common sense. Consider the findings of a Pew Research Center poll published this month: More than half of Americans simply don’t care whether they’re greeted in stores and businesses with “Merry Christmas” or a more generic “Happy Holidays”...
DEAR ABBY: I started seeing a new doctor six months ago to be treated for a serious medical condition. I respect his medical opinion and the fact that many doctors treating my condition would be judgmental and lack compassion. He has offered both. While I appreciate his skills as a doctor, I...
The late Barney Cummings, left, and then assistant editor Allen Young, enjoying some laughter in the 1980s.
I’ve been preoccupied with varied thoughts about the sale of the Athol Daily News since I heard this shocking news a week ago. Yes, I was shocked. No inside information came my way. These varied thoughts have ranged widely, from the negative to the positive. The most negative feeling I have is...
Neo-Nazis are no longer welcome on Twitter — or, at least, some are not. That is the murky message the social media platform has so far sent in enforcing its new rules to reduce hateful and abusive content. Twitter announced the policy change in November and started suspending violators this...
DEAR ABBY: I have been married for three years to a woman who is very beautiful inside and out. (We have been together for six years.) Recently, I found out she is addicted to pain meds — and two months ago she confided that she had gotten hooked on heroin. I set up an intervention to get her...
Back in 2005, when the world was new and we hadn’t learned to be skeptical of everything we saw on the internet yet, there came a video that depicted a group of World of Warcraft players attempting to plan an attack on one of the game’s tougher enemies, only for it to be ruined by a player known...
Editor, Daily News December should be a time that is marked with renewed hope, expressions of compassion, humanity and kindness to others as the month celebrates a world of holidays. People around the world celebrate such ideas represented in their own special holiday in their own ways. The...
Editor, Daily News The president’s much touted “Christmas Present to the Middle Class” is now tax law in big print. As predicted, it benefits the richer folk far more than us lesser taxpayers. Let’s look at some of the little print (which usually takes away what the big print supposedly gives)...
Sometime after Feb. 5, the owners of your favorite Missouri restaurants may be able to scoop up that tip you leave for your waiter or waitress. The money could be split among the wait staff and employees like cooks and dishwashers who work in the back of the house. Or the owners could keep the...

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