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Editor, Daily News Kathy Reinig has guided the Town of Orange with her steady, well-informed presence on the Board of Selectmen over the past six years. We need her in office for the next three years! Since Rodney Hunt left town, we have an opportunity for numerous block grants that have not...
Editor, Daily News Competency, experience, professionalism, customer service and results! These words describe our current town clerk Nancy Blackmer who has served and delivered excellent results in this role since January 2000. Nancy has consistently led improvements both for Orange and for...
Reducing harmful regulations and bringing back blue-collar jobs were major themes of Donald Trump’s presidential campaign. Now he is following through on those pledges. President Trump signed legislation repealing an Interior Department rule finalized in the waning days of the Obama...
The U.S., Postal Service will issue two first-class postal items this week, one a stamp and the other a stamped envelope. The stamp, due on March 1, will note the 150th anniversary of Nebraska statehood. It will be issued in a pane of 20 self-adhesive stamps, depicting a lake scene in that state...
DEAR ABBY: As parents of an adopted child, we were concerned about when we would have “the conversation.” Then a neighbor told us about how they would celebrate “Gotcha Day” with their adopted daughter each year. Gotcha Day is a day to celebrate because it’s the day we became a family. We “...
As many people remember, or currently know for the teenagers out there, being 17-years-old can be hard no matter who you are. Few 17-year-olds can acknowledge that their problems are mostly in-the-moment issues that will some day become small and meaningless. In ‘The Edge of Seventeen,’ released...
President Donald Trump and his team have had to do a good deal of explaining in court about his now-suspended 120-day ban on refugee entries. On top of overstepping his authority, Trump also ignores that, for refugees arriving in America, starting anew is an ordeal that involves massive upheaval....
DEAR ABBY: I am a new mom to a sweet baby boy. I am (or was) very career-oriented and never in a million years thought I would want to be a stay-at-home mom. I will have to return to work shortly, and I’m really struggling. I have a hard time putting my little one in day care, but I don’t have a...
Winter creates winners and losers in the animal world. Birds and animals living in northern climates like we have here in the North Quabbin Region have adaptations that have made it possible for them to survive winter. Even with those adaptations, not all wildlife survives winter and that is just...
DEAR PET TALK: How many times do you have to change the litter box if you have a cat? — Trixie, age 7 DEAR TRIXIE: Your kitty will be most appreciative if you (or your parents) clean the litter box frequently. Ideally, it’s every time she goes. Many stores sell a slotted scooper, so you can...

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