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This illustration shows the details of a seismograph manufactured by Quanterra Inc., of Shirley. This is the type of device that detected the recent Athol earthquake.
When an earthquake occurred in Athol on Sept. 5 at 8:10 p.m., comments about it immediately popped up on Facebook, with people asking “What was that!” Several wondered if it came from the electric power substation in town. Wendy Woodbury of South Street was talking to her mother on the phone and...
Schedules and statistics have been two things that I’ve always had close to me. When it comes to professional sports, I always have a schedule of the Red Sox, Patriots, Bruins et al near me or on my phone along with easy access to each player’s personal stats and team stats. I sometimes get lost...
 Actor Bill Skarsgård does not look like a candidate to play a murderous clown. In the new movie 'It' he was transformed into Pennywise the clown as seen on the left. At right is how he normally appears. 
Another remake has hit theaters and seems quite popular despite being extra creepy. “It” is based on the Steven King novel of the same name and is a remake of an early 1990s TV mini series. In 1989, children in Derry, Maine, are disappearing; including the little brother of William, played...
The United Nations Postal Administration will issue six stamps and three souvenir sheets on Sept. 21 to note the International Day of Peace. The stamps will be issued in local currency for the three U.N. post offices in New York, Geneva, and Vienna. The word “Peace” will be found on the stamps...
Rainbow, the mother cat, is genetically identical to daughter Copy Cat, her clone. Yet, they are not identical in appearance. Public domain photo
DEAR PET TALK: Why are cats different colors? — TRIXIE ——— DEAR TRIXIE: For protection. Because they evolved in the north African desert environment, many cats evolved to have red or cream colored coats, with different patterns so they could be camouflaged in sandy or dry glass areas. All...
Editor’s Note: Questions should be directed to PC Doctor, care of the Athol Public Library, info@athollibrary.org or Athol Public Library, 568 Main St., Athol, Mass. 01331 or dropped off at the library. ****** Dear PC Dr: This crazy weird thing happened — my computer screen looks sideways!...
There are hundreds of people, maybe thousands, who spent their youth here in the North Quabbin Region, and have moved away; and there are hundreds more who spent most of their lives here and also have relocated. Here’s an update on just 21 of these people, most of whom I know, and some who I have...
BOSTON — In the first eight months of the 2017 session, only 79 bills out of more than 6,000 filed have been approved by the House and Senate and signed into law by Gov. Charlie Baker. Thirty-five of those were local bills dealing with an individual city or town and 29 were on sick leave banks...
I keep getting the feeling like I’m supposed to feel bad for Youtubers, the name for the myriad of personalities that derive their primary source of income by posting videos on Youtube, but I just can’t. With friends and relatives affected by devastating hurricanes, trying to find the time to...
The U.S. Mint will release the three-coin set of circulation quality strikes of the Ellis Island National Park quarter on Sept. 14. These will be sold at a premium over face value, plus a shipping charge. The set will include one coin each from the Denver, Philadelphia, and San Francisco mints....

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