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Comedy and action are usually two things that do not mix well into one movie. But with the recent release of ‘The Hitman’s Bodyguard’ action and comedy are blended well together for once.  When a former dictator of Belarus is on trial for crimes of genocide all of the witnesses are killed or...
The U.S. Postal Service will issue a forever first-class mail stamp on Sept. 1 honoring educator and civil rights leader Father Ted Hesburgh (1917-2015). The stamp will feature a portrait of Hesburgh with Notre Dame University in the background. He was president of that school for many years....
L.Q. Jones over the years. Buchanan Rides Alone (Columbia, 1958), Major Dundee (1965, Bresler Productions), The Patriot (1998, Interlight)
For over 50 years, L.Q. Jones was a familiar supporting character actor in some 100 films and hundreds more television shows. Lanky, tough, and athletic, he could tackle any role although was often cast as the ‘heavy’ in westerns and dramas, projecting the ‘bad guy’ image with merely a sinister...
This past Monday was the day most will remember as the day of the long-awaited eclipse. For me, it was noteworthy because the bass were really biting. After a barbecue, daughter Jen asked me if I was interested in some fishing. She takes real pride in out-fishing her father so the game was on. The...
Dear Readers: This week, we got our first letter from an actual pet! DEAR PET TALK: Why are my ears hot? — INDIANA, age 2, cat, Fitchburg ——— DEAR INDIANA: Your ears are designed to help regulate your temperature — as are your paw pads. If your ears are temporarily hot, your owner should...
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: I use the internet all the time, but sometimes...
Buses providing public transportation in our region, such as this one, are often seen with few passengers.  Photo courtesy of MART
I own a car, as do most people I know in our region. I also know a few people who do not own cars — they are low-income or elderly. Advocates for the underprivileged, led by the North Quabbin Community Coalition, have been working for decades on supporting public transportation in this region....
The original artwork for Night Trap for Sega CD.
When I was a kid, say 12 years old or so, I saved up $200 worth of birthday and Christmas money and purchased a Sega CD gaming console. At the time I thought the CD-ROM, which attached to the side and bottom of the Sega Genesis video game console, was the future of gaming. While the Sega CD ended...
The U.S. Mint will begin accepting orders for the Ellis Island (New Jersey) National Park quarter on Aug. 28. These circulation-quality coins will be sold in bag and roll quantities from the Denver, Philadelphia, and San Francisco mints. To order coins from the mint, visit their website at www....
At some point everyone reaches a point in life when someone with all of the power tells them there is nothing they can to make things any better. Then there is the choice to either take what they are giving you lying down or stand up and fight to find another way, which is what we see in ‘Going in...

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