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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, MA 01331, or dropped off at the library. ——— Dear PC Doctor: I have written a 12-page short story and want to...
The new wastewater treatment plant in South Royalston serves village residents and helps keep the Millers River clean. Photo by Tom Kellner
There was no ribbon-cutting ceremony last fall when the brand-new South Royalston Wastewater Treatment Plant went on line, so perhaps today’s column can serve as a way of honoring the town for helping keep the Millers River clean. This is an appropriate topic for Inside/Outside this week,...
Chromebooks are pretty great, little computers. I’ve mentioned them before and even bought one for my grandmother last year as a backup to her desktop Windows PC so she can more easily check her email from her dining room table. That being said, for all their benefits Chromebooks can still be...
Tony Leger at his Foothill Farm stand on Chestnut Hill Road in Orange.
Where does your food come from? In this biweekly feature we’ll introduce a local food producer and share some thoughts about supporting the local food economy. Tony Leger, Foothill Farm, Orange Before moving to Orange in 2007, Tony Leger and his wife grew food and flowers for their own use and...
INDIANA STATEHOOD STAMP
The U.S. Postal Service will issue two new first-class mail forever stamps this week. On June 7, the bicentennial of statehood for Indiana will be noted with a stamp depicting cornfields at sunset. On June 11, a new version of the Eid Muslim holiday stamp will be issued in panes of 20. This...
In this week's puzzle whoever moves next can win in two moves. Find mate in two for both sides.
With the Wild Knights Chess Club for adults on summer break, Clint Eklund and I visited John Dould last Tuesday for an evening of chess. John is the former director of the Kingsmen Chess Club and the Pequoig Chess Club. He is also an advisor to the Wild Knights Chess Club for youth. I believe that...
In this image released by Disney, Johnny Depp, left, and Mia Wasikowska appear in a scene from "Alice Through The Looking Glass."  Peter Mountain/Disney via AP, File
In recent years Disney, has been putting out a fair amount of non-animated movies; most recent is the new to theaters ‘Alice in Wonderland’ sequel ‘Alice Through The Looking Glass.’ The first film of this series, released in 2010, was pretty good and pretty imaginative. Disney took all of what...
Francine York in 1967 in City Beneath the Sea and recent photo in 2014
For Francine York, the road to Hollywood began in the small iron mining town of Aurora, Minn., where she was born in 1938. Her family moved to Cleveland briefly, before returning to Aurora, during which years she performed in school plays. Trips to the local cinema introduced her to stars such...
My French Brittany pup, Laney, is over six months old and is getting fast and strong. My early training regimen includes keeping her constantly on a thirty-foot parachute cord lead. The lead is there because she is much faster than me but I only have to get within the length of the cord to gain...
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, MA 01331, or dropped off at the library. ——— Dear PC Doctor: I signed up for iCloud as a way to have easy access to...

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