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Across the United States, children can learn riflery and firearm safety through their local 4-H club. Forty-eight of the 50 states have 4-H youth shooting programs. However, the University of Massachusetts-Amherst, which oversees the 4-H program in this state, has rejected a proposal to teach...
Fiona, a Great Dane owned by Helen Donlan, is a TheraPAWS Therapy Pet with Be PAWSitive. She visited with students at Fitchburg State University recently and loved all the attention.Submitted photo
DEAR PET TALK: Is it okay to pet a therapy dog? — Erika, age 12, Memorial Middle School DEAR ERIKA: Yes, it is, but you always want to ask the owner first! Therapy dogs have owners who work with their pets to help them help other people. Some therapy dogs like to lie down on the floor with...
The U.S. Postal Service will issue 13 stamps with three different themes over the coming week. All will be self-adhesives stamps. Fashion designer Oscar de la Renta was honored with a double-sided sheet of 11 first-class forever stamps, issued on Feb. 16. One side has a photo of de la Renta with...
DEERFIELD — Teachers from around the nation are invited to submit applications to study in depth the significant role of African Americans in the birthplace of American freedom and in the rise of the greater New England region as the earliest commercial power and cultural trade center in British...
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Eric Braeden, front left, and cast of The Young and the Restless. Photo/CBS publicity
For “The Young and the Restless” star Eric Braeden, 2016 was a memorable year. He turned 75, celebrated his 50th wedding anniversary, joined cast members for Y&R’s 11,000th episode, and completed his autobiography “I’ll Be Damned: How My Young and Restless Life Led Me to America’s #1 Daytime...
Some movie series, despite how good they are, seem to be never ending these days. The Bourne films, a trilogy released between 2002 to 2007 and revived in 2012, continued this past summer with ‘Jason Bourne,’ as the fifth film in the series and is hanging on as long as it can.  After being off...
Well, we finally got some real winter this week when a ‘Noreaster blew through New England and left some serious snow behind in the North Quabbin Region. I don’t know what the official snow measurement was but it was over my 16-inch Muck Upland boots. These boots are great for just about...
Dear EarthTalk: What’s new in eco-friendly light bulbs? Is it true that incandescent bulbs are back in a much more efficient form? —Barbara Birke, via e-mail A. — The consumer landscape for light bulbs in the U.S. changed drastically in 2007 when Congress passed the Energy Independence &...
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