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The sanctions game being played by the United States and Russia is unfolding in three dimensions. The first is moral; the second is economic; the third is domestic politics in both nations. Nothing is really as it seems. President Donald Trump, whose election the Russians helped to engineer, is...
Editor, Daily News My good friend in New Salem who lives on [Route] 202 has a fabulous stand where she sells eggs as well as different style plants. Well the other day someone decided to just take her Hosta plants and also some house plants she had at her stand. They all were marked with a price...
Along with the opening of training camp by many National Football League teams last week came an updated study in the Journal of the American Medical Association that found the degenerative brain disease chronic traumatic encephalopathy, or CTE, in the brains of 110 of 111 deceased former NFL...
The U.S. Postal Service will issue five stamps on Aug. 3 with the theme of protecting pollinating insects. The self-adhesive first-class rate forever stamps will depict the monarch butterfly, and western honeybee on different colored flowers. These stamps will be sold in panes of 20 subjects,...
DEAR ABBY: When my husband and I were dating, he told me that he’d had a consensual sexual relationship with his cousin, “Irma.” He said they were in their early 20s and very immature. They parted ways because they both knew it was wrong, and Irma moved to another state. He told me so one day I...
Editor, Daily News Have you noticed? The average price of gasoline in the state is about $2.25. How much are you paying in the Athol-Orange area? We are paying over $2.53 a gallon. Does this seem fair? We are paying the highest price in the state. We are not the wealthiest area and yet some of...
DEAR READERS: Today’s column is a continuation of yesterday’s about the importance of gun safety and parents feeling confident enough to raise the subject with other parents. Read on: DEAR ABBY: I am a physician and the mother of four curious, intelligent, energetic boys. My primary job as a mom...
Harry Guerro couldn’t believe his good fortune after making the 3,000-mile journey from New Jersey to the West coast in late 2012, and unearthing a 35 mm print of the 1975 horror thriller, “The Intruder,” featuring a cast of Hollywood legends. “I discovered the film in a storefront storage...
Meeting someone online is nothing peculiar anymore; nor is the idea of your virtual soulmate living far away. But what if they were not just across the country but on another planet? In this winter’s release ‘The Space Between Us’ we see just that. Gardner Elliot, played by Asa Butterfield (Miss...
By just about any measure, the Transportation Security Administration has been a failure. A recent undercover test provides even further evidence of this, as if any were needed. The TSA was a mess before it was merged, along with 21 other federal agencies, into the superbureaucracy known as the...

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