DEAR SUN SPOTS: I keep getting unwanted mail from veterans’ groups and other organizations that contains labels, calendars and stickers. A few years ago I asked for your advice about this and was told that as long as I didn’t order anything, I don’t have to pay for it, but I don’t want these mailings at all and want them to stop.

— John, Rumford

ANSWER: There are two things you can do and I recommend you do both, although my first piece of advice is a bit tedious. Every time you receive mail you don’t want, contact the sender by phone or by letter and tell them to take you off their mailing lists. I have done this myself and have had great success. It just takes  time. You can write a form letter and photocopy it so it’s ready to pop in an envelope whenever needed.

You can also call 1-888-5-OPT-OUT (1-888-567-8688) or visit The phone number and website are operated by the major consumer reporting companies. You will get instructions on what to do to cut down on unwanted mail for good.

DEAR SUN SPOTS: Edward Little High School Class of 1978 Reunion Committee is planning our 40th high school reunion at Spring Meadows Golf & Country Club in Gray on Saturday, July 28, from 6 p.m. to midnight.

If you are a member of this class, please update the committee with your current contact information. Contact us at [email protected] or call Laurian Burns Doucette at 207-740-5909 or Pat Brousseau Baril at 207-713-8247. Invitations will be sent by mail and email.

Meanwhile, we are looking for addresses for the following classmates: Lor Jo Beaudoin, Terri Girad Carr, William Carrigan, Dana Cloutier, Pam Cloutier, Edward Cooper Jr., Debra Patnaude Cordier, Edward Davis, Diane Dechene, Russell Delane, William Demers, Gary Denonville, Marc Doyon, Stephen Drew, Marc Dube, Suzanne Dufrense, Donald Dumont, Kim A. Brown Edwards, James Emerson, Patricia Ford, Douglas Fowler, Debbie Frasier, Ronald Gaghan, Albert Gaudet, Holly Gilmore, Greg Gosselin, Tex Goulet, Pamela Herrick Greeley, Rhonda Greenleaf, Marc Grissom, Daniel Guerette, Carla Harden, Debbie Bragdon Harden, Arthur George Hatch, Pamela Hancock Herrick, Patricia Desjardins Hutchins, Michael Jones, Patricia Koss, Roberta Lemay, Bruce Lesperance, Richard Levasseur, Wendy MacDonald, Cindy Macie, Cindy McKenzie, Davide Michaelson, Andrea Morash, Suzanne Morin, Kenneth Murray, James Mynes, David Nugent, Richard Perreault, Chris Philbrick, Jeannette Pomerleau, Ruth Quirion, James Roy, Thomas Schofield, Phil Spooner, Scott Tripp, Marc Turcotte, Steve Walker, Timothy Warren, John Westleigh, Marcia Woodbury and Lawrence Young.

— Pat, no town

DEAR SUN SPOTS: To the individual who asked about “The Rifleman” and other old television series, if you go to YouTube and put the name of any show in the search engine, you can watch them on your computer. Also, if you connect a HDMI cable from your computer to the HDMI port on your TV, you can watch the shows that way. If you need assistance on how this is done, there are several videos on YouTube to help you.

— Fred, no town

ANSWER: Thank you for this good advice! I don’t know if our reader who wrote to Sun Spots on March 12 has a computer, but this is helpful for those who do.

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