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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....
Charlie Hunnam, left, and Robert Pattinson arrive at the Los Angeles premiere of "The Lost City of Z" at the ArcLight Hollywood on Wednesday, April 5, 2017.  Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP
Adventure does not always lead to something tangible; let alone believable. Such as was the case with British explorer Percy Fawcett in the early 20th century who made his life’s mission to find a lost civilization in South America. His real life story is the subject of the Amazon original movie ‘...
Anson Williams, of '˜Happy Days' in the 1970s and now
As one of the most popular shows on television in the late 70s to early 80s, “Happy Days” helped propel many of its cast into the production side of show business. Ron Howard, Henry Winkler, Don Most, and Anson Williams all achieved recognition behind the camera as producers, directors, and/or...
‘Lucky Strikes’ By Louis Bayard ——— “Lucky Strikes” is set in the Depression era in the Blue Ridge Mountains. The book is filled with tragedy, joy and lots of humor. Fourteen-year-old Melia is determined to hold her family together after her mother dies, raising her younger brother and...
You can fill out the Statewide Comprehensive Outdoor Recreation Plan (SCORP) Survey. The National Park Service requires the Commonwealth of Massachusetts to complete a Statewide Comprehensive Outdoor Recreation Plan (SCORP) every five years to remain eligible for funding from the Land and Water...
A dog might pant for a variety of reasons. Public domain photo
DEAR PET TALK: Why do dogs pant? – DOG LOVER ——— DEAR DOG LOVER: Our species is very close to dogs — we have been working together for tens of thousands of years. Nevertheless, people and dogs are very different as far as how our bodies work. When humans get hot, we sweat through our skin...
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 80-year-old grandmother just got her first...

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