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While this writer was in Kansas Holy Week, I receive notification that an article was being written on the Massachusetts Fisheries and Wildlife Board policy regarding hiking trails on Wildlife Management Areas. Upon my return, I read the article which is critical of the policy. My normal procedure...
DEAR PET TALK: I have a dog but I don’t know how to walk my dog on a leash. Is it okay to pull the dog? My uncle told me I should pull the leash up sometime when the dog doesn’t listen so it chokes the dog but that looks cruel to me. How do you hold the leash? — DOG LOVER ——— Dear DOG LOVER...
Editor’s Note: Questions should be directed to the PC Doctor, care of the Athol Public Library at info@athollibrary.org or by mail at Athol Public Library, 568 Main St., Athol, Mass. 01331, or dropped off at the library. ****** Dear PC Doctor: My daughter’s school has issued each student a...
Photo by Holly Hartman-Bargeron
“A true New York City institution, ‘Chicago, The Musical,’ has everything that makes Broadway great,” the show’s website says, and on stage every night, playing in the jazz band central to the show, is David W. “Dave” Bargeron. This Athol native, with music in his blood, is now 74 years old but...
The U.S. Postal Service will issue six first-class forever-rate stamps on April 20 celebrating food dishes from Central and South America. This will be issued in a double-sided booklet pane of 20 self-adhesive "Delicioso" stamps. Foods featured on the stamps will be tamales, flan, sancoho,...
In this April 18, 2016, file photo, actor Mark Wahlberg, center left, dressed as a Boston Police officer, watches runners cross the finish line as he films a scene for his "Patriots' Day" movie at the 120th Boston Marathon in Boston.  AP Photo/Charles Krupa, File
Movies based on real life events will always be different to watch than those with fictional stories. When a movie is based on a tragedy, say the 2013 Boston Marathon bombings, which only happened four years ago, it is very different to watch. ‘Patriots’ Day,’ released earlier this year, is the...
Whether singing her own words or those of others, the sublime vocal talent of pop/folk singer Judy Collins has been drawing audiences for over 50 years. But it’s a career that might never have happened. “I contracted polio as a child and later tuberculosis when I was in my early 20s,” recalled...
This writer returned today from a whirlwind trip to visit my sister Pat Wolf. My dear sister takes very good care of me each April when my visit (coincidentally) happens during the Kansas turkey season. It all began several years ago when she countered my objection of being too busy to visit her...
Everyone loves springtime, particularly lyme-bearing ticks which are only on the increase in the region.
DEAR PET TALK: The weather is warm and we are worried about ticks carrying Lyme disease. What do we look out for? — WORRIED DEAR WORRIED: The MSPCA reports that Lyme disease is caused by the spirochete bacteria Borrelia burgdorferi. The disease is transmitted to humans and dogs by the...
Editor’s Note: Questions should be directed to the PC Doctor, care of the Athol Public Library at info@athollibrary.org or by mail at Athol Public Library, 568 Main St., Athol, Mass. 01331, or dropped off at the library. ****** Dear PC Doctor: I make a lot of posters and flyers. I used to...

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