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I feel so betrayed. For years I have used a variety of Kaspersky Lab’s software to protect my home computers. When I first picked up a copy of Kaspersky anti-virus the world was full of bloated resource hogs like Symantic’s Norton Anti-Virus, which did protect your computer but at the cost of...
The U.S. Mint has recently begun issuing bullion and collector versions of a one ounce palladium coin. This metal is similar to being a cheaper form of platinum. Platinum has rarely been used as a coinage metal, even though the U.S. Mint has struck coins in that metal for many years. It has...
‘As Brave as You’ By Jason Reynolds ——— “How come glaucoma isn’t called eyecoma? Technically, Grandpop’s eyes are ‘sleep, right? Eye. . . coma makes more sense,” is entry number 456 in Genie’s notebook of questions — questions that he hopes to Google someday to find the answers. Throughout...
For the September bear hunting season, licensed bear hunters reported a harvest of 148 bears; 59 reported as female, 86 as male, three unknown. This is down from the 190 taken during the September season in 2016. The first segment of bear season began on Sept. 5 and ran through Sept. 23. The...
Australian shepherds are active dogs who need daily exercise and interaction with their humans. Public domain photo
DEAR PET TALK: Why is it that sometimes my dog will bark at dogs barking on TV, but other times she won’t. If there’s a police show, or a farm show where dogs are working, she will bark at the TV. However, if we are watching a show which features animal tricks she won’t bark — even if the dog on...
BOSTON — The Beacon Hill Roll Call records votes and discussion of members of the House and Senate each week. Coming up on Beacon Hill ARSONISTS NEED NOT APPLY (H 569) — Another piece of legislation on the Committee on Financial Services’ agenda would prohibit banks or mortgage brokers and...
Valerie Harper, left, star of the hit TV show 'Rhoda' from the 1970s, is among the cast of the singer Susie Carter's, right, short film 'My Mom and the Girl.' 
Off-screen, Valerie Harper has been an inspiration to many following her optimistic defiance to her well-publicized life-threatening medical diagnosis in 2013. The star of the hit 70s TV series “Rhoda” now brings her indomitable spirit to the big screen to hearten families dealing with Alzheimer’s...
Some movies can be deceiving based on their trailer; such as is the case with the 2016 release ‘War Dogs’. I am not a big fan of modern war movies and when I saw the trailer for this movie I thought it was something my fiance would like more than something that would be my taste.  In 2005, David...
The U.S. Postal Service will issue a set of four first-class rate forever stamps celebrating classic Christmas carols on Oct. 5. Each stamp will depict a scene and a phrase from the following carols: Deck the Halls, Silent Night, Jingle Bells, and Jolly Old Saint Nick. These stamps will be...
This writer traveled to northern New York last weekend to do some scouting and hunting of the upland covers where I spend as much of October as possible each fall. This was the first time that I, along with my two French Brittanys, have ever made the trip in September. The grouse season opened on...

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