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A young man used a knife to kill his 5-year-old sister and 7-year-old brother Tuesday. “It’s like it wasn’t me,” suspect Malik Murphy told 9News reporter Anastasiya Bolton, who visited him in El Paso County jail. Asked if he is sorry, Murphy said “extremely.” The unfathomable killings come...
DEAR ABBY: My husband, daughter and I all have birthdays in the same month. My mother-in-law always sends gifts for me and my daughter, but never to my husband, her son. He tries to shrug it off, but I know it bothers him. In earlier years, I thought it was an oversight. I have tried gentle...
The former Aubuchon hardware store in Orange stands empty. The space is available for rent. There appears to be ample parking. Photo by Gail Oswald
It’s almost time for me to get out the heavy-duty steel wooden-handle snow shovel that I purchased decades ago from Nate Steinberg at his Town Hardware store in Orange. I was a regular patron of that store, as well as Skinner’s Hardware in Athol, starting in the 1970s. Both Athol and Orange had...
In this world where bad news spreads quickly, it’s easy to feel discouraged. Our social media platforms are filled with the latest tragedies, including mass shootings, and they seem to be happening with more frequency. The country is divided politically; the world is in a state of unrest; and,...
The U.S. Postal Service has announced that it will issue a new semi-postal stamp next month to help raise funds to fight Alzheimer’s Disease. The stamp will be issued to be used at the first-class mailing rate, but will have a surcharge, which will go to the cause listed on the stamp. There...
DEAR ABBY: I am single and the mother of a 7-year-old girl. When she was 4, I decided there would be no parade of guys coming in and out of my life, or any at all. I have barely dated, and the few times I have gone out, I never talked about it around her. Over the last two or three years, she...
Editor, Daily News Regarding Sherrill Noel’s [Oct. 21 letter] “One Opinion...” Love it. I could not have said it better myself. You speak truth and you back it up. Diane Anderson Phillipston
Did you know that you can contribute to the opioid crisis devastating parts of our country — and our state — without even trying? Well, it’s true. All you have to do is leave unused pain pills sitting in your medicine cabinet. And if you’ve been prescribed opioid painkillers after an injury or...
DEAR ABBY: I’m in my 60s, fit, sexually able and I desire physical relations. My wife, because of health issues, is no longer interested in sex. In fact, it would be at least mildly painful to her. I recently met a lady my age who is in the same predicament. She has a sexual appetite; her...
There is a national shortage of mental health professionals, and it’s being felt locally. Southeastern North Carolina is seeing a shortage of all mental health providers. But the shortfall is particularly acute among psychiatrists, mental health providers who are medical doctors and can...

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