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While the nation’s attention focused last week on the health care chaos enveloping House Republicans, across the rotunda in the Senate, Republicans quietly were gutting internet privacy rules. On a 50-48 party-line vote, the Senate approved a resolution rolling back internet privacy rules passed...
DEAR ABBY: I can’t talk to anyone about this (including my husband) because they’ll think something’s wrong with me or I am making it up. When my son and his wife come to visit or we visit them, there’s always something missing from my house or from my suitcase (when we visit them). When they...
Isn’t this spring snow and cold weather wonderful? NOT!!!!!! Perhaps you are handling this better than yours truly but let’s face it, ENOUGH IS ENOUGH! After the tantalizing spring weather a couple of weeks ago, this is a real slap in the face. The turkeys were gobbling, the woodcock and robins...
Mosaic of dog from Pompeii (he was handsome, but not as good a hunter as his cat cousins). Public domain photo
DEAR PET TALK: Are dogs better than cats at hunting? — Chris, 6th grade, Fitchburg DEAR CHRIS: You should consider a future career as a producer of nature films, because that is a brilliant proposal for a documentary. Our human species helped domesticate dogs from their wolf ancestors...
Editor, Daily News On April 12, Rolling Thunder Chapter 1 Vermont, is donating a POW/MIA folding chair to the Orange American Legion Post 172. This will take place at 7 p.m. at the post. The chair honors POWs and MIAs from all wars and stands to remain as a reminder that we never forget them....
Two years ago, Princeton University economists Anne Case and Angus Deaton disclosed a shocking finding: Between 1999 and 2014, middle-aged (45-54) white Americans with a high school education or less died at a rate never before seen in a modern industrialized society. Alone among every other...
DEAR READERS: Once again, I can’t let April Fools’ Day pass without printing a few of the more “interesting” letters that have crossed my desk during the past year: DEAR ABBY: I own a champion Airedale terrier I have been trying to breed for more than a year. Finding her the right match has...
Editor’s Note: Questions should be directed to the PC Doctor, care of the Athol Public Library at info@athollibrary.org or by mail at Athol Public Library, 568 Main St., Athol, Mass. 01331, or dropped off at the library. ****** Dear PC Dr: I’m concerned about the recent congressional vote...
Last week, Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer announced that he will filibuster the nomination of Judge Neil Gorsuch to the U.S. Supreme Court. Joining the New Yorker in attempting to block Gorsuch were two fellow Democrats, Sen. Robert Casey of Pennsylvania and Sen. Thomas Carper of Delaware....
DEAR ABBY: There is a boy I like at school. He is a very well-known person around school. I’m not. I do have a wide variety of friends, and I even talk to some of his. My friends know I like him, and they would like for me to talk to him. I wouldn’t mind that, but what would I say? They want it...

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