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Editor, Daily News Granted the United States is a big country in its size, but how many people fleeing from other countries can we support, shelter and feed? We are at a point as which we as a country have had an almost stagnant economy for the past seven years. We have millions of our own...
After the death of my parents, I made the first of five visits to Lithuania. In the summer of 1966, I had the opportunity to spend 21 days in Lithuania, the land of my parents, and met and talked to aunts and numerous cousins, whom I never had met and was in contact for 10 years and had been...
There were moments when it didn't look like the Mets or Hillary Rodham Clinton would last the summer. This wasn't particularly surprising for Mets fans, who are used to broken hearts. Sure, there was talk of 90 wins back in spring training and the season got off to a fast start. But Mets fans...
DEAR ABBY: I just turned 20 and I desperately want a baby. I know it's not possible right now because I am still in school and will be for several years. I also want to be married before having children, and my boyfriend agrees. We take precautions and don't plan on having kids for a long time....
If California is a national trendsetter, there's reason to be optimistic about the future of voting in the U.S. Gov. Jerry Brown recently signed a bill making California the second state, after Oregon, to adopt automatic voter registration. The idea is simple enough: Since people submit official...
Editor, Daily News The Davenport Pond Conservation Area is one of the crown jewels of Petersham. It contains some very unique wildlife habitat, including many vernal pools, while great blue herons have nested there. Beavers and river otters are seen in the pond, and bear and moose use the...
DEAR ABBY: My daughter and her husband are divorced, and I take care of their twin daughters after school. I love the girls and treasure the time I get to spend with them. Their parents' combined income is more than $120,000. I am on a fixed income and ask for only $10 per day (plus $10 a week...
Last week the United Nations General Assembly elected Egypt, Japan, Senegal, Ukraine and Uruguay to two-year terms as non-permanent members of the 15-member U.N. Security Council, on Jan. 1 to succeed Chad, Chile, Jordan, Lithuania and Nigeria, which are rotating off the council. The Security...
DEAR ABBY: My daughter has been in a lesbian relationship for 14 years. They recently took me to lunch and informed me that her partner, "Nicole," is in the process of transitioning to a male. Nicole has now legally changed her name to "Nick" and has begun hormone treatments. They have been...
Today's column is about a recent trip I took to Portland, Maine, traveling with my sister Diane who is visiting from her home in Aruba. A highlight of our trip was a visit to the home of Tom and Ann Kussy, formerly of Royalston. There's something very satisfying and heartwarming about visiting...

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