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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 11, 2021

    Teen navigates opposing currents of reality, religion

    DEAR ABBY: I’m a 16-year-old girl, and I’ve been struggling a little bit. My family is super-Christian. They believe that members of the LGBTQ community are sinful because of who they are. I do not agree. I have a small group of friends. Two of them have come out to me as bi and gender-fluid. […]

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    September 10, 2021

    Many older adults face balance problems

    DEAR DR. ROACH: I am 79 years old, male and in good shape. The only medication I take is 20 mg of Lipitor daily. Approximately five years ago, I fell off a small ladder. The fall was caused because I lost my balance. From that time on, my balance has worsened. I notice that when […]

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    September 10, 2021

    Woman starting to see through boyfriend’s big talk

    DEAR ABBY: I am a 41-year-old divorced woman. My two grown children live with their dad. I have been in a relationship with “Sir Talks-a-Lot” for 16 months. I feel like I love him, but I’m having lots of doubts. When I don’t see him, it doesn’t bother me. If I made a pros-and-cons list, […]

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    September 9, 2021

    Libra: Enjoy the company of your loved ones

    CELEBRITIES BORN ON THIS DAY: Michelle Williams, 41; Eric Stonestreet, 50; Adam Sandler, 55; Hugh Grant, 61. Happy Birthday: Explore possibilities, and make adjustments that encourage you to use your attributes in new and exciting ways. Update your plans, and make alterations to the way you live and how you take care of yourself, your […]

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    September 9, 2021

    Catheterization can help protect kidneys if done correctly

    DEAR DR. ROACH: I am 85 and in good health despite having had open heart surgery 10 years ago. I have been using a catheter three times a day for two years to drain urine, because my enlarged prostate distorts my bladder. It looks like I will use an intermittent catheter for the rest of […]

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    September 9, 2021

    Parents hesitate to allow addict son to move back in

    DEAR ABBY: My 24-year-old son is in rehab for the second time. We paid for the first, but we are not financing this one. He has moved in and out of our home since he was 18. We have tried written agreements, but he doesn’t follow them. We let him move back in after his […]

  • Published
    September 8, 2021

    Virgo: Attention to detail and discipline will carry you forward

    CELEBRITIES BORN ON THIS DAY: Pepi Sonuga, 28; Pink, 42; David Arquette, 50; Neko Case, 51. Happy Birthday: Take the helm and make your way to the destination of choice. It’s up to you to pick your path and to oversee every detail if you want to be responsible for your happiness and peace of […]

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    September 8, 2021

    Thoughts of pancreatic cancer trouble reader with EPI

    DEAR DR. ROACH: Recently I was diagnosed with exocrine pancreatic insufficiency after symptoms of unexpected and sustained diarrhea for three months. I was also diagnosed with NAFLD (nonalcoholic fatty liver disease) last November. A year ago, I first noticed slight weight loss (5 pounds) and decreased energy. I am 69 years old, 6 foot, 2 […]

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    September 8, 2021

    Dad’s sleep ‘advice’ embarasses teenage daughter

    DEAR ABBY: My 16-year-old daughter, “Lily,” came home from her father’s very upset. She has trouble sleeping, and I have been taking her to the doctor for tests. Her father told her not to tell anyone, handed her a vibrator and told her that an orgasm will help her sleep. Lily was shocked and embarrassed […]

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    September 7, 2021

    Leo: Say no to risky ventures

    CELEBRITIES BORN ON THIS DAY: Evan Rachel Wood, 34; Jodie Turner-Smith, 35; Shannon Elizabeth, 48; Michael Emerson, 67. Happy Birthday: An open mind will lead to new adventures. Embrace life, learning and new experiences. Look at the possibilities, and be the one to make your dreams come true. Take the initiative and lean into something […]

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