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Dear Pet Talk: Can you write a column with information about the difference between therapy, emotional support animals and service dogs, cause it’s way misunderstood and totally being abused. Thanks. — Kyndyl Dear Kyndyl: Here’s a brief on a “Service Animal” according to the Americans with...
Frank Hains, right, discusses student assessment with Donna Briggs and Peter Guilbault during a lunchtime meeting. 
The radically new methods of math teaching that I observed in Jen Arpide’s second grade classroom (previous article in this series) have been a challenge for many teachers. They were a challenge for Frank Hains, too. A math teacher with 35 years of experience, Mr. Hains was teaching third and...
DEAR ABBY: I have been married for 14 years. My wife is a liar and lies about small things. I realized it about 10 years ago and have tried to reason with her. We have two daughters, and the older one is like her mom and also has a habit of lying. Over the last few years I have started calling...
Editor’s Note: Questions should be directed to the PC Doctor, care of the Athol Public Library at info@athollibrary.org or by mail at Athol Public Library, 568 Main St., Athol, MA 01331, or dropped off at the library. ****** Dear PC Doctor: What is C Cleaner? Will I lose all my files if I...
Editor, Daily News Who is Donald Trump? Donald Trump is an arrogant, forceful, impolitic straight-talking non-political individual. He has never attempted to manipulate me as a voter, and he has never outright lied to me, as other candidates have via misrepresentation of the facts. Although I...
Each year, millions of Americans trust the Internal Revenue Service with sensitive private information — information that the agency has repeatedly failed to protect, whether due to its compromised security measures or due to the compromised actions of its own employees. Last May, for example,...
DEAR ABBY: My son is driving me crazy. He’s worried because I don’t have friends I hang out with. He said it’s not normal for a woman to not want to have friends. I say it is. He said if Dear Abby says I’m OK, he will let it rest. I work with people between 50 and 70 hours a week. I have more...
Did you hear about the man who fired back at an attacker who had shot him and two of his friends at a New Orleans gas station in January, hitting the perpetrator and potentially saving his life and those of several others? Or the Uber driver who likewise shot and wounded a man who had opened fire...
DEAR ABBY: I’ve been estranged from my three siblings, their spouses and their families for 35 years — my choice. There has been no correspondence, and I have seen them only at our parents’ funerals. Since we are all in our 80s, I anticipate there will be funerals for us in the next decade. If I...
Editor, Daily News Full disclosure. I have never belonged to a political party; I am an unenrolled voter. During President Eisenhower’s 1951 campaign, I was 9 years old and remember how we kids would joke about the Lucky Strikes cigarette slogan: LSMFT (Lucky Strikes Means Fine Tobacco) and...

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