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I love it when things I enjoy separately somehow find a marriage to make both of them better, like chocolate and peanut butter, or most recently, dystopian science fiction and passive-aggressive internet error codes. What I’m referring to is the Internet Engineering Steering Group (IESG)’s recent...
Our two newest Wild Knights continued to improve at last Thursday’s meeting. Chelsea O’dell and Holden Girourd have been attending our meetings regularly over the past several weeks and both are eager to learn. They are also eager to receive their own club tee shirts! The club will soon purchase...
Split screen of Doris Day with her dog Biggest from the late 70s (photo courtesy of Day); And with Jimmy Stewart, publicity still from The Man Who Knew Too Much - Paramoun
Aside from its traditional spiritual significance, Christmas is generally considered a time to spread peace, love, and “good will to all men.” Actress Doris Day would like to see that benevolence extend to animals year-long, but especially during the gift-giving season. “Many people think dogs,...
The U.S. Mint has announced that they have ceased production of the 2015 silver eagle ounce coins, and that a new annual sales record for them was set in 2015. Around 45 million of the 2015 coins were sold, almost a million more than in 2014. The lower price of silver during 2015 probably helped...
With all the hubbub of ‘Star Wars’ and ‘Alvin and the Chipmunks’ this weekend it was nice to walk past the long lines and get into ‘Krampus’ worry-free with seats o’ plenty to choose from. Also was exciting to see a Christmas themed horror movie. As a non-horror fan it was actually not that far...
Dear Twin City Paws:  I love my dog and cat, and feel like they help with my depression issues. Are there other health benefits to having a pet? — Furbaby Mama Dear Furbaby Mama:  Many health benefits! If you have a dog, you can’t be a hermit or couch potato. Dog walking is a fun, low-...
I could feel the power shifting, and you probably could too. Injuries had mounted for the Patriots which resulted in back-to-back losses for the first time since what feels like the Clinton administration. The Bengals and Broncos were ahead of us in the standings and the concept of playing an AFC...
The Blue Hills Reservation is located within Greater Boston and it was the location of deer hunting for the first time in modern history during the Massachusetts shotgun deer hunting season. The Massachusetts Fisheries and Wildlife Board met Tuesday in Westborough and received a report on the hunt...
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: Help! My computer won’t work. When I turn it on,...
Vance Tilton called this structure off Orange Road in Warwick "my hippie house" and offered this account of the fire that destroyed it: "It was my house, built with Alan Potter, my husband at the time. No one hurt, dog and cat got out, too. We lost everything, and had three children....twin boys one year old and daughter two years. We went to live with Michael Humphries, the boys' godfather, and by evening, his house was full of donations, mostly for kid stuff. It was awesome. Th
On Dec. 8, 1980, a beloved and unique house in the Warwick woods, often called “the teepee,” burned to the ground, and the family that lived there had to relocate. This year, on the anniversary of the fire, homeowner Vance Tilton, now living in Texas, used Facebook to post a picture and recall...

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