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The U.S. Postal Service has announced that it will issue a new semi-postal stamp next month to help raise funds to fight Alzheimer’s Disease. The stamp will be issued to be used at the first-class mailing rate, but will have a surcharge, which will go to the cause listed on the stamp. There...
Ansel Elgort attends the premiere of "Baby Driver" at the Ace Hotel on June 14, in Los Angeles. Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP
With many movies I see lately I can almost predict the ending before it happens and am not surprised anymore. This weekend I was actually surprised for once at a movie’s ending while watching ‘Baby Driver,’ which was released earlier this year.  A young man, who goes by Baby, played by, Ansel...
It’s been 28 years since the passing of Kathryn Sermak’s former boss, Bette Davis, in October, 1989. Sermak recently published her long-awaited manuscript recounting the years she worked as Davis’s personal assistant in the final decade of her life. While ‘Miss D’ — as Sermak always addressed...
The Francis W. Sargent Conservation Award was established in 2000 by the Fisheries and Wildlife Board to recognize someone who has made significant contributions to the conservation of natural resources in the Commonwealth and is presented whenever warranted by the Fisheries and Wildlife Board....
DEAR PET TALK: How many breeds of dogs are there? — TRIXIE, age 8 ——— DEAR TRIXIE: According to the Fédération Cynologique Internationale (translates to World Canine Organization), or FCI, there are 332 breeds, with 11 “provisional” breeds. The American Kennel Club currently registers 190...
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: So, I dropped my phone. It was in a case and landed on its back, but...
So about that Gordon Heyward injury? On a routine play that you will see many times every night and hundreds of times throughout the season and just like that, the Boston Celtics season is over. They’ll probably still make the playoffs, although I doubt they’ll earn the No. 1 seed and quite...
Steve Kurkoski of Warwick, an alternative energy enthusiast, practices what he preaches, plugging in his leased 2017 Chevrolet Volt hybrid. Solar electric panels, upper left, supply the "juice." He and his wife Janice report the vehicle is rated at 53 miles on electricity, often getting 70 miles before the gasoline kicks in. Photo by Janice Kurkoski
An audience of about 40 people from the North Quabbin region and beyond became overtly distressed at the Athol Public Library Oct. 11, with many in tears, as we viewed a movie, “Before the Flood,” a National Geographic documentary about Earth’s climate crisis. The movie offers quite a bit of...
Ohh the dark web, so scary so...dark? What do you think of when you read “dark web?” I always picture some guy sitting in a room illuminated only by a computer screen with lines of code slowly scrolling past, but I guess I can blame Hollywood for that. In reality, the dark web is a series of...
The U.S. Postal Service and Canada Post will do a joint stamp issue on Oct. 20 to note the centennial of the National Hockey League. The pair of stamps will feature two people skating on a body of water with a hockey stick, one dressed in a modern pro hockey uniform, the other in casual winter...

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