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Donald B. Adkins, a veteran of the United States Navy and the former owner of Altamont Appliance, died peacefully on Monday, June 23, 2014, at the Wesley Health Care Center in Saratoga. He was 91.

Mr. Adkins was born on May 22, 1923, in Providence, Rhode Island. He was the son of the late Hazel and Leon Adkins.

The county's groundbreaking law on cyberbullying has been struck down. The attorney for a teen arrested under the law says there are better ways to prevent bullying while the cop who made the arrest says such a law is needed.

Crossword puzzle lovers may have wondered about the frequent clue “Russian chess champion” (three letters).

A deadly disease caused by a virus that attacks the brain and spinal cord, rabies came to America in the 1700s when European settlers brought their dogs.

A common saw on the worth of bats is human-centric: They eat bugs.

A bat, in a single night, will eat half of its weight in insects — not just the mosquitoes that plague us but all manner of night flyers, like moths and beetles.

My lifelong fear of bats was eased by insights gained from well-versed experts — an antidote as sure as the shots I'm now getting to prevent rabies.

Long Time Courting, a Boston-based neo-traditional band comprised of all female players, will bring its high-energy show to the Old Songs Festival in Altamont this weekend.

Monday, June 16, rolled around and I was excited because I knew my granddaughter, Danielle, had taken the day off and she, Zoey and I could spend some time together.

I went to their house and we just enjoyed a quiet couple of hours playing with Zoey mostly on the front porch in the shade because it was hot out.

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