Dependence on spelling and grammar checkers unreliable

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The answer to your question about who or what handles the questions is a bit complicated — as is grammar, spelling and the English language in general — which is certainly part of the problem. Maybe time will see improvements, but few have been made in the last 20 or so years since these checkers began appearing in word processing programs. Sun Spots’ best advice is to trust in your own knowledge and ignore the red squiggly lines when you know better.

DEAR SUN SPOTS: I have two used metal standard file cabinets I no longer need. I am looking for your help in donating them to a nonprofit organization that can put them to good use. They aren’t much to look at, but are fully functional with drawers that slide well.  One has two drawers, the other has three drawers. Neither has a lock.  The recipient would need to pick them up in Lewiston. Interested nonprofits should call (207) 783-8732. Thank you for your help with this, and indeed for all that you do for our community. — No Name, Lewiston

DEAR SUN SPOTS: On behalf of the Waterford Grange, I would like to thank you for your help in making last summer’s craft and flea market a success. I would like to remind your readers that our sales will continue this summer each Friday and Saturday from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. throughout June, July and August. We will have sewn, knit and crocheted items, as well as other crafts made by our members and friends. Our flea market treasures include books, toys, seasonal decorations, dishes and small appliances. It also includes a large selection of picture frames, and a variety of sports and travel bags, as well as roller blades and many other items.

We also will gladly accept treasures from your attic or garage to help make our flea market a success. Drop by and check us out. We are located on Route 35 beside the North Waterford Post Office. Something new each week. Money raised will go to supporting local charities as well as making needed repairs to our aging building. Our newest repair projects include replacement windows and setting aside money for a future elevator to enable easier access to our beautiful upstairs meeting hall. — Mary DeLorenzo, Overseer, Waterford Grange #479.

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