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British Prime Minister Winston Churchill warned about excessive regulation. “If you have ten thousand regulations, you destroy all respect for the law,” he said. George Mason University analyzed the 103 million words in the Code of Federal Regulations, contained in more than 175,000 pages. As...
DEAR ABBY: My husband and I have been married 35 years. Our sex life was never very active, but we have been each other’s soul mates and best friends. We had a rough few years early on, but managed to come back together, and our relationship is great. Recently, while I was setting up new email...
Editor, Daily News You should know Mr. James Cornwell was born in Gardner and raised in Orange. Jim has taken out nomination papers for the Orange Board of Selectman Election to be held Monday, March 6, at the Orange Armory. Jim is a veteran having served in the United States Airforce for 20...
Editor, Daily News If only President Trump would spend more time thinking before he speaks and acts, we all would be better off and perhaps safer as well. As he holds up each signed executive order for us to see his bold signature, I sense a first grader holding up a finished work in crayon...
Editor, Daily News You should know as a part of a past Town of Orange Selectman for 15 years, I feel the citizens and the voters of Orange should know how fortunate we are to have Nancy Blackmer as town clerk. Nancy has taken out nomination papers to extend her term for another three-year period...
President Donald Trump’s rushed and ill-considered entry ban on travelers from seven predominantly Muslim countries hinges on numerous fallacies and illogical leaps that probably will prompt an embarrassing reversal. The question is how much damage he will inflict on U.S. international relations...
DEAR ABBY: When my children were small, my husband left me. He married the other woman the day after our divorce was final. It was the worst thing that has ever happened to me, and I suffered greatly in the years that followed. Recently my brother did the same thing to his wife of many years. I...
Beverly Washburn at a previous SPERDVAC convention  Photo courtesy of Jerry Williams of SPERDVAC
The magic of sitting in a studio audience watching voice actors produce live radio theater in the 30s and 40s isn’t entirely lost forever, thanks to The Society To Preserve and Encourage Radio Drama, Variety and Comedy (SPERDVAC).  A non-profit organization, SPERDVAC was created in the1970s to...
President Donald Trump’s decision to withdraw the U.S. from the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade agreement was a positive step, but what comes next is a great concern. Trump made it official with an executive order signed Monday in the Oval Office. “Great thing for the American worker, what we...
The U.S. Postal Service will issue a self-adhesive forever stamp on Feb. 1 honoring civil rights advocate Dorothy Height. This will be sold in panes of 20 stamps, and is the 40th stamp in the Black Heritage commemorative series. There will be a sports card and coin show on Feb. 5 at the Boys and...

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