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Editor, Daily News I am impressed with Rep. Geoff Diehl (R-Whitman). He truly cares about the hard working taxpayers of Massachusetts. We are lucky he stepped forward to stop automatic gas tax hikes. If Geoff had not initiated the successful ballot question, there would have been three gas tax...
President Donald Trump has once again gone too far. This time it is with his attack on major news media as “the enemy of the American people.” But that doesn’t mean the attack is 100 percent wrong. Trump’s declaration, in a tweet, was inappropriate mostly because he is the president. The dignity...
DEAR ABBY: I have always tried to be a compassionate person. I have experienced a lot of abuse, and I’m sensitive to others who go through it. A man across the street from me has been arrested three times in the last six months for domestic abuse. I rarely see a woman there, so I don’t know if the...
Editor, Daily News Kathy Reinig has guided the Town of Orange with her steady, well-informed presence on the Board of Selectmen over the past six years. We need her in office for the next three years! Since Rodney Hunt left town, we have an opportunity for numerous block grants that have not...
Editor, Daily News Competency, experience, professionalism, customer service and results! These words describe our current town clerk Nancy Blackmer who has served and delivered excellent results in this role since January 2000. Nancy has consistently led improvements both for Orange and for...
Reducing harmful regulations and bringing back blue-collar jobs were major themes of Donald Trump’s presidential campaign. Now he is following through on those pledges. President Trump signed legislation repealing an Interior Department rule finalized in the waning days of the Obama...
The U.S., Postal Service will issue two first-class postal items this week, one a stamp and the other a stamped envelope. The stamp, due on March 1, will note the 150th anniversary of Nebraska statehood. It will be issued in a pane of 20 self-adhesive stamps, depicting a lake scene in that state...
DEAR ABBY: As parents of an adopted child, we were concerned about when we would have “the conversation.” Then a neighbor told us about how they would celebrate “Gotcha Day” with their adopted daughter each year. Gotcha Day is a day to celebrate because it’s the day we became a family. We “...
As many people remember, or currently know for the teenagers out there, being 17-years-old can be hard no matter who you are. Few 17-year-olds can acknowledge that their problems are mostly in-the-moment issues that will some day become small and meaningless. In ‘The Edge of Seventeen,’ released...
President Donald Trump and his team have had to do a good deal of explaining in court about his now-suspended 120-day ban on refugee entries. On top of overstepping his authority, Trump also ignores that, for refugees arriving in America, starting anew is an ordeal that involves massive upheaval....

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