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The United Nations Postal Administration will issue six stamps and a souvenir card on June 5 to note World Environment Day. These stamps will also note the 45th anniversary of the U.N.’s World Environment Program. The stamps and card will depict scenes of Beautiful Landscapes of Canada. Each U.N...
DEAR ABBY: I am 21 and about to graduate from college. I have lived at home these last four years partly because my dad didn’t want me to go away. He never said it, but he made up reasons to make me stay at home. I was 17 and being manipulated and controlled. I tried to explain to him that I...
Editor, Daily News This past Monday we celebrated Memorial Day. I am writing because I find it wrong that all outdoor ceremonies were suspended on Sunday because of “questionable” weather. This is a holiday to honor those who gave their ALL for our freedom, therefore why are we — the living —...
 Hikers gathered for a group photo at Rum Rock in Barre.  Photo by Henry Woolsey
On the Sunday of Memorial Day weekend, I hiked with 26 other people, led by Larry Buell of Petersham, to a huge granite boulder called Rum Rock. I’ve seen many big rocks hereabouts — which geologists call glacial erratics. However, this one, located in Barre within Massachusetts Audubon Society’s...
There has been nothing more glorious, no advancement more lauded, no cause more worthy, no struggle more just than the American experiment in self-government and individual liberty. Since the dawn of time, man has been nothing more than a pawn of forces greater than himself. Then, a mere two...
DEAR ABBY: I’ll be retiring next year. My husband is already retired. When I do, I want to travel in the U.S. and internationally. We are healthy, able to travel and we have the funds to do it. The problem is, my husband isn’t crazy about traveling. He’ll go if I book it, but he fusses the whole...
The hard left has nothing but contempt for President Trump and his policies, and his budget is no exception. Not only are progressives lambasting Trump for breaking with presidential tradition and releasing his budget while out of the country but they are also attacking the details of the spending...
DEAR ABBY: I’m 36, doing very well in business, single and deeply in love with a 58-year-old woman. She has been a neighbor since I was in grade school. She’s petite, pretty, intelligent, cheerful and looks my age. My parents moved to Florida when I turned 27, and I bought their home just so I...
The appointment of a special counsel, whose powers are substantial and broad, should always be made cautiously and with compelling cause. In appointing a special counsel to investigate Russian attempts to influence the 2016 election, Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein acted prudently and for...
Long-haired cats need daily brushing to keep cool, and sprawling on a tile floor keeps them comfy in hot weather. Public domain photo
DEAR PET TALK: During hot weather, my cat just lies on the floor, and I want to make sure she can keep herself cool. Can you give me a few tips? — TAYLOR ——— DEAR TAYLOR: We humans get hot enough when the temps rise, and it is mind-boggling to think about how furry mammals can keep cool...

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