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When Mayim Bialik gave her family and friends the ‘silent treatment’ over summer, it wasn’t personal. The star of CBS’s hit comedy “The Big Bang Theory” who plays neuroscientist Amy Farrah Fowler was advised by doctors to avoid speaking in order to heal strained vocal cords. “I’m doing alright...
Today is a day to focus on the American tradition of enjoying the outdoor resources and celebrating what the North American wildlife conservation model has provided in fish and wildlife available for hunters, fishermen and women and everyone in the U.S. to enjoy. This writer checked out the...
DEAR READERS: Last week, Trixie asked: “Why are cats different colors?” Cat coats, as it turns out, are the result of many different processes involving color, shading, and patterning. So “new” breeds can emerge relatively frequently, though it may take years for them to be officially recognized...
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 Doctor: I would like to save all the photos I have uploaded to my Facebook...
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!...

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