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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
    August 30, 2021

    Here’s how to handle heat exhaustion and heatstroke

    DEAR DR. ROACH: What is heatstroke? I exercised a lot in the heat yesterday, and today I feel dizzy and nauseated, even though it isn’t as hot as yesterday. — L.C. ANSWER: Heatstroke and heat exhaustion have similar names but are different conditions. People who exercise in conditions of high heat and humidity are at […]

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    August 30, 2021

    Dad encourages teen to drink before heading to college

    DEAR ABBY: My parents have been divorced since I was little, but I still visit Dad often, especially now that I’m fully vaccinated. What’s causing the problem is I am leaving for my first year of college. Dad has been offering me alcohol while I’m at his house. I would be lying if I said […]

  • Published
    August 28, 2021

    Family’s help with child care comes at a cost

    DEAR ABBY: I am a mother of four (soon to be five) young children. It is exhausting. My husband helps as much as he can, but sometimes we both need a break. My parents offer to watch the kids. The problem is, my parents and I have opposite political and world views. Sometimes they’ll say […]

  • Published
    August 27, 2021

    Married matchmaker tries to sink resulting romance

    DEAR ABBY: I have been friends with “Carolyn” since grammar school. We are in our early 40s now. She’s married; I’m divorced. Two years after my divorce, she introduced me to a nice man I’ll call “Don.” Don and I have grown closer. He recently told Carolyn how he feels about me and that he […]

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    August 27, 2021

    The fountain of youth, debunked again

    DEAR DR. ROACH: I have always been a proponent of the attitude that “no matter how much you make yourself look younger on the outside, you are still aging on the inside.” I read a recent article on the benefits of the supplement NAD+, which describes the inside anti-aging benefits. It appears that there are […]

  • Published
    August 26, 2021

    Woman plants thick roots in married son’s home

    DEAR ABBY: Ten years ago, my friend “Maureen” suffered a breakup that emotionally and financially devastated her and moved in with her son and his young family. Since then, she has recovered in both areas. Maureen inserts herself into every aspect of their lives — vacations, entertaining, etc. When they go out to eat, she […]

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    August 26, 2021

    Assessing estrogen replacement after ovary and uterus removal

    DEAR DR. ROACH: My question concerns the benefits and risks of taking oral estrogen following removal of ovaries and uterus due to my concerns about ovarian cancer. I have recovered well from having this laparoscopic-robotic surgery. I am a healthy 69-year-old with a family history of ovarian cancer (mother) and breast cancer (mother and sister). […]

  • Published
    August 25, 2021

    Should screening test for stomach cancer have broader use?

    DEAR DR. ROACH: I read with interest your recent column regarding the benefit of a colonoscopy for detecting colon cancer. I am 58 and started experiencing frequent light nausea about two months ago, a few days after getting my first Moderna vaccine. My doctor had me get a blood test. It was generally normal except […]

  • Published
    August 25, 2021

    Young woman feels pressure to be ‘perfect’

    DEAR ABBY: My name is “Lucia,” I am 15 and I live in Santa Catarina, Brazil. My high school classmates and I saw a letter from “Needs a Direction, Atlanta” online. That’s why I’m asking for some advice from you. Here in my country, there is a lot of awareness about female power and body […]

  • Published
    August 24, 2021

    Birth mother reconnects with biological son

    DEAR ABBY: When I was an unmarried 18-year-old, I had a child out of wedlock. Unsure that I could provide for him, I chose to place him for adoption so he would have a chance for a better life. This year, we connected through DNA. The reunion has been great, even though I choose to […]

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