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Matthew Daigle is a court reporter at the Norway bureau of the Sun Journal and has worked for the company for more than six years. He covers the courts, Oxford County government, and the towns of Norway, Paris and Otisfield. He lives in Greene with his fiance, his two Siamese cats and his 13-year old chihuahua. In his spare time, he likes to read, watch movies and listen to podcasts about the television show “Survivor.” He is a graduate of the University of Maine at Farmington and earned a bachelor’s degree in Creative Writing.

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  • Published
    September 18, 2021

    Couple wrestles with communication breakdowns

    DEAR ABBY: I love my wife very much, but we are, unfortunately, having a communication/interpretation issue. She is inquisitive and asks a lot of questions. I become defensive when I’m questioned. Sometimes I feel it shows a lack of confidence or trust in me. My wife says I am being too sensitive. There are times […]

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    September 17, 2021

    Advice to graduate leads to major falling-out

    DEAR ABBY: I have been in my second marriage for almost 20 years. My wife came with two grown children, who each have two kids. I have tried to be the best family man I could, and a father and grandfather who treated them like they were my own. My wife’s daughter “Diana” recently disrupted […]

  • Published
    September 16, 2021

    Wife of three decades has never initiated intimacy

    DEAR ABBY: After 28 years of marriage, is it strange that I would like my wife to initiate sex? I would like to know that she is interested, not just me. When I brought it up three weeks ago, her response again was, “We can whenever you want to,” which wasn’t true because I have […]

  • Published
    September 15, 2021

    Pandemic isolation leaves man’s social skills ‘rusty’

    DEAR ABBY: I am a guy who is 27. I have always been somewhat shy and reserved, but I do like people and I like mixing. After more than a year of being “locked down” during the COVID-19 pandemic, although I was fine being housebound, I started missing human contact. Social opportunities are opening up […]

  • Published
    September 14, 2021

    Job search stress impacts family’s interactions

    DEAR ABBY: I am currently without a job. I hesitated to inform my mother because I was sure her reaction would only add to my stress. I was right. She constantly corners me about my efforts to find a job. I talk to her nearly every day to keep up with how she and my […]

  • Published
    September 14, 2021

    Post-COVID natural immunity has its limits

    DEAR DR. ROACH: How does one manage natural immunity to COVID-19 if one has an autoimmune disease? Does that person take vitamin D3, zinc, etc.? — J.K.S. ANSWER: “Natural immunity” refers to the protection that is conferred after a natural infection, as opposed to vaccination. Studies have shown that protection from infection following a case […]

  • Published
    September 13, 2021

    Long friendship takes stark turn over finances

    DEAR ABBY: A friend of 40 years is always saying what she can’t afford, yet she owns property, has a 401(k), always finds additional work in her field and buys the cheapest groceries. She won’t spend a dime, even when it’s necessary. In a recent text she was going on again about money. When I […]

  • Published
    September 13, 2021

    Suspicious interaction during colonoscopy should prompt report

    DEAR DR. ROACH: I have been having colonoscopies regularly since 1990. I was due for one last year, but postponed due to COVID-19. My previous doctor had retired, and I found another physician who I thought would be excellent. While on the bed, waiting to be moved to the procedure, the doctor came and sat […]

  • Published
    September 12, 2021

    Police identify Lewiston man, 70, killed in Blake Street fire

    Twenty-seven people displaced by Saturday afternoon fire that killed Felicien K. Betu when he jumped from a window on the building’s top floor.

  • Published
    September 12, 2021

    Cancer patient’s wig draws unwanted attention

    DEAR ABBY: I was recently diagnosed with breast cancer and I’m undergoing chemotherapy. My children are still in school. I have lost all my hair and wear a wig when out in the community. It closely approximates my pre-cancer hairstyle, except it’s a bit shorter with highlights. Acquaintances have seen me at events, and complimented […]

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