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Local governments will need to get creative with budgets this year

It’s hard to imagine, but the tree pollen coating everything outside is a welcome annoyance this year. While usually a curse-able offense by trees, this ... Read more

Let’s not fool ourselves any longer

Prayers go out to the first Franklin resident who tested positive for the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), as was announced on Monday in this newspaper’s social ... Read more

Virus reveals character

By Dr. Dan Lufkin It is strange to think that just a few short weeks ago, most of us had never heard the term “social ... Read more

Amid pandemic, cyber scams a growing threat

By Tom Purcell The dirty rotten crooks. While the rest of the world is doing its best to sacrifice to beat an unseen biological virus, ... Read more

China virus quarantine may kill economy

By Michael Shannon The politician’s response to the coronavirus is the medical equivalent of the 10 percent across-the-board budget cut where politicians faced with a ... Read more

Thank a health care worker by staying home

Earlier this week, Gov. Ralph Northam issued Executive Order No. 53, which closed all schools for the remainder of the academic year and shut the ... Read more

Agriculture is critical to our nation

By Westley B. Drake Dawn …. Few things are as predictable as the sunrise. As I look out of my kitchen window, I can see ... Read more

A blessed career in medicine

To think that Michael A. Cicero could have been a psychiatrist. Thankfully, for countless children and their parents, Cicero realized decades ago that pediatric medicine ... Read more

Mayor urges positive outlook, precautions about coronavirus

Dear Editor, We are currently living in unprecedented times and things are changing by the hour if not by the minute. Our lives have been ... Read more

An open letter to my patients

As most of you probably know, I will be leaving the practice of pediatrics on March 31 of this year. I will be leaving you ... Read more

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