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In Gloucester, a person seeking treatment from a drug-related addiction who enters the police station “shall not be charged or prosecuted for possession of a controlled substance under sections 34 or 35, or possession of drug paraphernalia under section 32I, if the evidence for such charge of...
Apple has long touted that their Macintosh line of computers are immune to viruses. So much so that it has become one of their top selling points and a reason why many people are often willing to shell out significantly more money for an Apple computer than a PC. So you can see why many who own...
Editor, Daily News I would like to respond to Audrey Pagnotto’s letter to the editor regarding my letter, “It’s an Election not a Selection.” I am a 71-year-old man who has been voting for about 50 years. I would never write a letter that would insinuate I was trying to tell people how to vote...
Since his very first days in office, President Barack Obama has made closing the U.S. prison at Guantanamo Bay in Cuba a priority. Resistance from Congress has thwarted those plans, but Mr. Obama is making another go of it during his final year in office. “For many years, it’s been clear that...
DEAR ABBY: I need some relationship advice. How do you handle household expenses with a partner? My boyfriend and I have been in a relationship for 10 years. In all this time, he has never once split any of the expenses with me. I pay for everything. He does buy groceries, although not all of...
Before I begin, my wife and I would like to add our voices to the thousands of area residents wishing to express their sympathy to those affected by the weekend’s tragedy. I knew neither of the little girls, but my daughter knew one, and I am certain that they were both brilliant lights shining in...
GENDER INEQUALITY STAMP
The U.S. Mint will issue two new coin products this week. To order coins from them, visit their website at www.usmint.gov, or call 800-USA-MINT. On March 7, the mint will debut the 2016 silver proof set of the National Park Quarters. This will include proof struck examples of all five 2016...
DEAR ABBY: My husband of 12 years and I have few common interests. I am earthy, nature-loving, people-loving and crave a rural lifestyle. He’s an introvert, loves everything Western, enjoys his downtime and watches a lot of television. He dislikes animals and is a sports fanatic. I don’t...
As the 88th Academy Awards show credits rolled recently, it brought pause to reflect on the evening and also a future hope that the showcase event for cinema will go down in history as the last ever to leave African-Americans off the list of nominees. Yes, this was the second year in a row in...
Editor, Daily News I am an 18-year resident of Athol and a proud member of the Democratic Party. I choose that party because it represents my values. On Friday, March 4, the ADN published a letter to the editor from Robert Bouchard. I often read Mr. Bouchard’s letters and always ask myself, “Why...

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