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Deer hunters are reminded that the deadline to apply for an antlerless deer permit is Sunday. July 16. You must have purchased a hunting or sporting license to participate in the permit process. This permit is required for any hunter who wishes to hunt antlerless deer. There is no fee to apply; a...
Oliver and Charlie enjoy a good session with the newspaper -- the Sunday edition is a special favorite! Photo by Ashley Green Photography
DEAR PET TALK: Why do cats like to sit on the newspaper I’m reading, or the computer I am typing on? Even though I give them love and attention, they still have to sit on whatever I’m working on! — Robin ——— DEAR ROBIN: I would have gotten to this question earlier, but Mr. Wuffles, my cat...
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: Sometimes, when I’m using the internet, I...
It may seem odd that a book about a 100-year-old oak tree could bring anyone, even a tree-hugger like me, to tears. But it did. “Witness Tree: Seasons of Change with a Century Old Oak,” by Lynda V. Mapes, just out from the prestigious Bloomsbury Press, contains a strong emotional element that...
The U.S. Postal Service will issue two sets of commemorative stamps this week. Both will consist of self-adhesive, first-class rate forever stamps. On July 12, a total of 12 stamps honoring artist Andrew Wyeth will debut in his longtime hometown of Chadds Ford, Pa. These stamps, featuring his...
‘The Girl Who Drank the Moon’ By Kelly Barnhill ——— It’s not easy to describe “The Girl Who Drank the Moon,” which touches on sorrow, the pain of negative emotions, joy and love, all intertwined in a believable, whimsical fantasy world. The Protectorate (known to the outside world as the...
This image released by Columbia Pictures shows Tom Holland in a scene from “Spider-Man: Homecoming.”  Chuck Zlotnick/Columbia Pictures-Sony via AP
This past weekend the sixth Spider-Man film, ‘Spider-Man Homecoming,’ in 15 years came out. From 2002 to 2007, we saw the ‘Spider-Man’ trilogy starring Tobey Maguire and then two  ‘The Amazing Spider-Man’ films starring Andrew Garfield in 2012 and 2014. While the ‘Spider-Man’ trilogy was very...
As pets age, our relationship with them only deepens. They depend on us for their care, and a strong relationship with a vet is crucial. Public domain photo
DEAR PET TALK: How do we say goodbye to pets, when they wrap themselves so tightly around our hearts? – DEB ——— DEAR DEB: That is the hardest part of having a beloved pet. With loving care and regular vet visits, a family pet can live for many years. This is a blessing, and part of the...
The Baker Administration announced this week that Massachusetts Department of Fish and Game Commissioner George Peterson is retiring after a distinguished career of state service. Peterson served in the legislature as a representative, serving the district that included his home town of Grafton....
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 have to give a presentation far away. For...

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