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DEAR ABBY: I’m 22 and my mom is probably my best friend. She’s from Lebanon and grew up during a time of war. Her culture taught her to sacrifice — to put the needs of others before her own. She has a good job and earns an excellent salary. My father is retired. Their marriage is not a good one...
Editor, Daily News Tell me it’s not true. Lindsay Miller, a Utah woman, obtained a pictured driver’s license in Boston with a spaghetti strainer on her head. State law states that no headgear can be worn in pictured IDs. Ms. Lindsay claimed that her First Amendment freedom of religion was...
In the latest in a series of minimum wage protests in recent years, fast food workers staged a one-day strike last week, and tens of thousands of workers and their supporters rallied in hundreds of U.S. cities to demand a $15-an-hour minimum wage. The protests were organized by a group called...
DEAR ABBY: My sister “Adele” chose to adopt a baby boy when she was in her late 50s. She isn’t married. Before the adoption, she asked me if something happened to her, would I take care of the child. I had already raised my children and was going through a divorce, so I said, “No. I’m too old and...
The former Center School building, at 34 North Main St., Orange, is now owned by Brenda Hall Schatz. Schatz relocated the Dance Studio of Orange to the building. Photo by Jared Robinson
“It’s a community building, a centerpiece for the community; and I’m grateful that someone else has come along to take care of it and be the steward.” That’s what Michael Yohan of New Salem stated as he informed me about the recent sale sale of Orange’s historic Center School building, which he...
It’s taken a few days to digest the carnage that took place Friday night in Paris, courtesy of the Islamic State. The death and injury toll and the specific, gory details of what happened, where and how, have been aired, posted and written repeatedly. We won’t revisit them. People have gathered...
DEAR ABBY: I loved the letter from “Ready for the Reunion” (July 31), who wondered why some people in her high school graduating class didn’t respond to the notice of the reunion. Some of us would like to completely forget high school and everything associated with it. I missed my 10th, 20th,...
Terrorists are using Playstations to communicate...ya, umm nope.  Seems like every time there is some type of violent event, be it a shooting or whatnot, it always, at some point and in some way, comes back to video games. This is a topic I’ve wanted to tackle before but it’s not an easy one...
The Islamic State made it quite clear in Paris on Friday that it is not contained, and that containment is not an effective strategy to combat this particularly bloodthirsty strain of terror. This latest attack on western soil should ignite a passionate commitment to destroy ISIS at its roots....
DEAR ABBY: I am a 28-year-old woman who has decided, after 11 years and 50-plus partners, to become celibate. A couple of friends have attempted to get me to break my vow. These men know how they make me feel, and I am finding it difficult to stay away from them. Although I have stopped spending...

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