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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 3, 2021

    Aries: Creative pursuits may push you to financial gain

    CELEBRITIES BORN ON THIS DAY: Rita Volk, 31; Shaun White, 35; Omi, 35; Garrett Hedlund, 37. Happy Birthday: Volunteer work will lift your spirits and connect you to someone who has something to offer. Direct the changes you make into something that adds knowledge and skills to your qualifications. The more you do to diversify, […]

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    September 3, 2021

    Mom is convinced nighttime sounds have a name

    DEAR DR. ROACH: I need help with my mother’s question (she’s 86). She reports hearing glass breaking or being smashed. It’s so loud that it wakes her out of her sleep. She looks around and never is there a glass broken. She says it’s also a loud crashing noise, like something slamming up against a […]

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    September 3, 2021

    Wife unsettled at MIL’s frequent presence at home

    DEAR ABBY: I have been married for nearly 10 years. I guess I never noticed this while we were dating, but as our marriage has progressed, it’s becoming increasingly apparent he’s a complete “mama’s boy.” He calls her constantly with updates (some I’d prefer she didn’t know about) and invites her over frequently without consulting […]

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    September 2, 2021

    Pisces: Choose your friends wisely

    CELEBRITIES BORN ON THIS DAY: Zedd, 32; Salma Hayek, 55; Keanu Reeves, 57; Mark Harmon, 70. Happy Birthday: Connect with people who share your concerns this year. You’ll find a way to endorse your beliefs and bring about the changes you want to happen. Step into the spotlight, and be the one to take on […]

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    September 2, 2021

    Blocked carotid arteries could lead to stroke

    DEAR DR. ROACH: What could precipitate a need to check an 83-year-old man’s carotid arteries for blockage? What percentage of blockage would necessitate surgery? — W.M. ANSWER: There are two carotid arteries, running on either side of the neck, bringing blood to the head. They provide a great deal of the blood flow to the […]

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    September 2, 2021

    Boyfriend sets ‘do not disturb’ policy for visit to ex

    DEAR ABBY: I’ve been dating a great guy for a year and a half. For eight years before we met, he dated a woman with teenage daughters. He never had children, so they are as close to his own kids as he will ever have. He was recently invited to the graduation party of one […]

  • Published
    September 1, 2021

    How do doctors choose their doctor?

    DEAR DR. ROACH: How do you choose your own doctors? The old advice to interview doctors can’t be done within insurance constraints. I am an old Hispanic woman with a low income. I have Ph.D. in cell biology from a widely respected university, but I am treated just as I witnessed my own mother treated: […]

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    September 1, 2021

    Star-crossed lovers remain worlds apart on Earth

    DEAR ABBY: My soul mate, “Ted,” is marrying another woman. When we met 10 years ago, we fell madly in love. We had absolutely everything in common but couldn’t take our relationship to the next level because we were both married at the time. Ted’s wife eventually left him for another man, but we still […]

  • Published
    August 31, 2021

    Once-daily thyroid replacement is effective for most people

    DEAR DR. ROACH: If levothyroxine (the T4 hormone) has a long half-life (seven days), how does the pituitary gland provide fine control of the thyroid’s T4 hormone during a short time period (minutes, hours)? If there is such fine control between the pituitary and thyroid, manually trying to simulate that feedback mechanism by taking one […]

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    August 31, 2021

    Friend’s constant advice on all things begins to grate

    DEAR ABBY: I have a friend from college I’m really close to, but they have begun an annoying habit I need help addressing. We live more than 1,000 miles apart, and over the past six months, I’ve noticed that my friend has been giving me unsolicited advice on daily tasks that don’t concern them. At […]

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