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DEAR ABBY: I’m a 55-year-old guy stranded in a tough marriage situation. My wife has had a serious falling-out with her father. After his wife of more than 50 years passed away, he immediately took up with an old flame and dumped his family in favor of his new lady’s family. My wife now treats...
Editor’s Note: Questions should be directed to PC Doctor, care of the Athol Public Library, info@athollibrary.org or Athol Public Library, 568 Main St., Athol, Mass. 01331 or dropped off at the library. ****** Dear PC Doctor: Today, on my Windows 7 computer, the message “the BSvc processor...
Colin Kaepernick started the fire, but just as its embers were cooling, President Donald Trump poured gasoline on it. Kaepernick was a San Francisco 49ers quarterback last season who declined to stand on the sidelines before games while the national anthem was played. Sitting (and later kneeling...
DEAR ABBY: About 12 years ago, I made a terrible mistake and had an affair. My husband loved me enough to forgive me, and our marriage has been fine ever since. The problem is, I can’t forgive myself. I hate myself! I could have lost everything, including our two kids. I think of all the time I...
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Several local writers — most of whom are longtime friends of mine — have come out recently with new books, and while it’s impractical for me to write a thoughtful review of each one, I’m going to introduce them to you. The eight authors are Dale Monette, Ami Fagin, Kathy-Ann Becker, Elaine Reardon...
It’s been just over two years since a Fort Walton Beach High School freshman took his own life. The school mourned the death of Curtis Dison. Those who knew him and those who didn’t cried over the tragic death of the 15-year-old boy, a freshman who had played in the drum line at the high school...
DEAR ABBY: I got pregnant very young and married the father. It was in the ‘60s and things were very different then. I didn’t realize my husband simply did not like children. I attributed it to his being in the Marines, a Vietnam vet, etc. We had never heard of PTSD, but he probably had it. We...
Amid the headlines about major hurricane after major hurricane, you may have missed news of an important economic milestone. American households in the middle class are now earning more money than they ever have, with their median income topping the $59,000 mark for the first time. The mark is the...
DEAR ABBY: My son and his live-in girlfriend were expecting a baby. My daughter planned the shower, and it was a wonderful eight months of excitement. I was included in the ultrasounds and all information, and we were all anticipating the big day. Two weeks before the baby was due, my son showed...
There are 29 active national emergencies in place today in the United States. The latest is the one that President Donald Trump declared on Aug. 10: “The opioid crisis is an emergency, and I am saying, officially, right now, it is an emergency. It’s a national emergency. We’re going to spend a lot...

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