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Founded in 1873
STEPHEN A. FORRESTER, Editor & Publisher
LAURA SELLERS, Managing Editor
BETTY SMITH, Advertising Manager
CARL EARL, Systems Manager
JOHN D. BRUIJN, Production Manager
DEBRA BLOOM, Business Manager
HEATHER RAMSDELL, Circulation Manager
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From the pages of Astoria’s daily newspapers
10 years ago this week — 2005
Astoria was named on national TV Tuesday as the top place to retire
in the nation.
The piece was aired on ABC’s Good Morning America.
Baby-boomers are soon going to be in their 60s and that means the
largest segment of the population is getting ready to retire, presenters
noted. New York-based real estate specialist Barbara Corcoran and her
staff talked to thousands of retirees and real estate brokers to compile
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part of the U.S. Continental Army Command’s operation
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