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I have never been one to get up and walk out on a movie in the theater, no matter how bad it gets. I feel, if you have no dire reason to leave, stick it out and see if the movie gets better. Maybe I’m afraid it will get good right as I’m walking out. After sitting through ‘The Witch,’ I may have...
‘The Napping House’   By Audrey Wood, illustrated by Don Wood ——— The soft blue light that tints the illustrations of Audrey and Don Wood’s “The Napping House” might at first seem insignificant. The book’s cover is blue; the folds of the curtains cast a blue shadow, as do the wrinkles of...
The Kermit Cook Auditorium at Mahar Regional School in Orange was filled Tuesday evening as people turned out to hear a presentation on the proposed program to introduce rattlesnakes to and semi-island in the Quabbin watershed. I say semi-island because a riprap causeway connects the island to the...
Peggy Pichette Walkama (Thom and Jane's Aunt), Jane (Evashousky) Ersey (Thom's mother), Lady Mary Anita Andrews Roberts of Glencoe, and  Lord Frank Thomas Gunn Roberts of Glencoe at the spaghetti dinner held on Oct. 25, 2015, at the Athol American Legion Hall in Athol. The benefit was for Lord Frank Thomas Gunn Roberts of Glencoe as he battles ALS. Photo by Gregory R. Gunn
ASHFORD, Conn. — On the morning Oct. 11, 2015 my wife Lynne and I went to the 28th Annual Scotland Connecticut Highland Games (www.scotlandgames.org) located in Scotland, CT. It was our first time attending the event which is held at the Edward Waldo Homestead. I personally was on a mission from...
Dear Pet Talk:  How do you walk a dog with a leash. Is it okay to pull the dog? How do you hold the leash? Janiell, 6th Grade, Longsjo Middle School Dear Janiell,  That is wonderful that you want to walk your dog on a leash. Sixth grade is definitely old enough to learn how to give your...
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: My computer has started acting funny. One day,...
The U.S. Mint will release four new coin products this coming week. To order coins from the mint, call them at 800-USA-MINT, or visit their website at www.usmint.gov. There is a $4.95 shipping charge on all coin orders from them. On Feb. 22, the mint released the three-coin set of Shawnee...
Last week’s column made mention of Apple’s “Secure Enclave,” a place in the software of a device which comes equipped with a TouchID fingerprint scanner, and which allows a user to unlock their phone or tablet with the tough of a finger. What I didn’t know at the time of the writing was that that...
Chess is an amazing game! It helps to stimulate the brain in many ways and has been proven to help ward off the effects of Alzheimer’s and dementia. So just imagine where I would be without it! It seems I completely forgot to write an article last week. All it took to make me forget to write were...
The battle for late-night talk show dominance is nothing new to TV audiences. In the 60s and 70s, three prominent hosts sometimes went head-to-head for the coveted ratings bragging rights. “There was a time when Johnny Carson, Merv Griffin, and myself were all opposite each other,” noted Dick...

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