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Editor’s Note: Questions should be directed to PC Doctor, care of the Athol Public Library, info@athollibrary.org or Athol Public Library, 568 Main St., Athol, MA 01331 or dropped off at the library. ****** Dear PC Doctor: I don’t have a question for you; I have something I want to share. My...
When Amy Fagin, my longtime friend and talented artist from New Salem, told me a “pop-up style” arts gala was coming to her town, I was pretty certain I knew what she meant, but I decided to check. My Internet dictionary gave this definition for pop-up: “denoting a store or other business that...
I love me a good Facebook argument but one went a little too far last week when someone threatened to “dox” me. Doxxing is the publication of personally identifiable information of another person online. This was done to me because I had been in a discussion with a group of other computer nerds...
——— Have you ever wondered if the mythical and magical beings from ancient stories could be real? In “Fablehaven,” the first book in a series by Brandon Mull, witches, fairies and satyrs are just a few of the cast of characters that inhabit a preserve for mystical creatures. Prior to discovering...
This image released by Universal Pictures shows Jessica Rothe in a scene from "Happy Death Day." Universal Pictures via AP
With Halloween coming tomorrow, I figured why not see a goofy horror movie this weekend. And oh did I find goofy with the recent theater release “Happy Death Day.” Theresa, a.k.a. Tree, played by Jessica Rothe (La La Land, Mary + Paige), is a rude sorority girl who wants nothing more to ignore...
According to the U.S. Mint website, the hybrid 225th anniversary coin set is still on sale, even though it had been previously reported sold out at least twice. It appears that a large order for these sets on the opening day was canceled, which allowed them to remain on sale. This set is of some...
This past Sunday this writer and two tired French Brittanys returned to Orange after spending most of October in upstate New York. As Dickens once wrote, “It was the best of times, it was the worst of times.” This marks either 19 or 20 consecutive years of hunting at On the Wing Grouse Camp and...
Mr. Wuffles, a black-furred registered TheraPAWS therapy cat, loves meeting children. Submitted photo
DEAR “PET TALK” READERS: This week is Hallowe’en, which can be a frightening time for dogs and cats. Not because they see you in a costume — they’d love you anyway — but because there’s a lot of hustle and bustle at the door during trick-or-treating hours. This is also a holiday when dogs may...
Editor’s Note: Questions should be directed to PC Doctor, care of the Athol Public Library, info@athollibrary.org or Athol Public Library, 568 Main St., Athol, MA 01331 or dropped off at the library. ****** Dear PC Doctor: My computer’s hard drive, the C drive, has less than one gig of space...
The former Aubuchon hardware store in Orange stands empty. The space is available for rent. There appears to be ample parking. Photo by Gail Oswald
It’s almost time for me to get out the heavy-duty steel wooden-handle snow shovel that I purchased decades ago from Nate Steinberg at his Town Hardware store in Orange. I was a regular patron of that store, as well as Skinner’s Hardware in Athol, starting in the 1970s. Both Athol and Orange had...

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