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Historical dramas can always be entertaining when done well, especially for fans of history and nostalgia. The 2015 movie ‘Age of Adaline’ offers a bit of history, romance and mystique. A young mother named Adaline, played by Blake Lively (Gossip Girl, Green Lantern), crashes her car into ocean...
Editor, Daily News I read with great interest about the timber rattlesnakes coming to the Quabbin Reservoir soon if they are not already there. Why is this necessary? We do not need this type of poisonous scaly vertebrate introduced to our neighborhood. Many local people use the Quabbin...
Again this year, state Rep. Greg Steube, R, Sarasota, has proposed a bill allowing concealed-weapons permit holders to carry guns anywhere on a Florida college campus — a dangerous idea universally opposed by college administrators, students, faculty and police. Yet, Steube has gone even further...
The U.S. Postal Service will issue 10 Botanical Art stamps on Jan. 29. These first-class rate forever stamps will feature illustrations of flowers taken from nursery catalogs issued between 1890 and 1912. The self-adhesive stamps will be issued in booklets of 10 and 20 stamps, and will debut at...
DEAR ABBY: My husband and I have been married seven years and have two beautiful children. Overall, the time we have been together has been wonderful, although we do sometimes argue. On more than one occasion, my husband has shared his concern that I am cheating on him. I have never been...
NOTE: Twin City Paws recently presented a workshop on Pet Care Responsibility to the students at South Street Elementary School in Fitchburg. There were some 700 kindergarteners to fourth graders and they asked marvelous questions. We will be sharing these in the coming weeks. Dear Twin City...
I have to admit,  it’s been a pretty good week. The Patriots are back in control of the National Football League and I’m in Myrtle Beach for the USSSA Winter World Series. The Patriots started fast last week and quickly removed any doubt - they are the beat team in the AFC. Carolina and Arizona...
Last week this writer traveled to Alabama to do a little visiting of relatives and a lot of hunting. My host, who arranged the hunting, was the husband of my niece Kristine, Andrew Sawyer. Both are now doctors completing their residencies in Birmingham area hospitals. We attended their nuptials a...
We’ve heard a lot of angry talk from the political extremes during the current presidential campaign. Much harder to come by is the voice of the centrist, whose lack of self-righteous outrage too often gets misinterpreted as shoulder-shrugging apathy. Centrists are the large grouping of American...
DEAR ABBY: I just had a big fight with my best friend. Her name is “Alex.” There was a lot of cursing. The argument was about her wanting to be transgender. I didn’t agree with it, and she got mad at me. Alex is a tomboy. Today she cut her hair short — too short for my taste — and she keeps...

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