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At the northern edge of the Quabbin Reservoir, Rick Flematti has his camera at the ready for interesting waterfowl â€" and whatever else catches his eye. To the right is his copyrighted winning photo of a male fox and its kit, which was taken off Vaughn Road in town. It was chosen for a coveted spot in the Nature Conservancy calendar for 2018.
A furry male fox and his kit are featured in a photograph chosen by the Nature Conservancy to grace the cover of its 2018 calendar. The photographer who recently received word of this high honor is Rick Flematti of Athol, 66, one of several talented nature photographers living in the North Quabbin...
S.J.Res 34, have you heard of it? That’s the official name of the new federal ruling that has passed through the Senate and been signed by the Trump Administration that allows for Internet Service Providers (ISPs) to sell your browser history to whoever offers up the cash, and once a company has...
The U.S. Postal Service will issue a first-class rate forever stamp on April 11 in honor of Robert Panara, an advocate for educating hearing-impaired people. The design will feature a portrait of Panara communicating in sign language. This stamp will be issued in panes of 20 self-adhesive stamps...
Fairy tales make for excellent Disney movies, even a second time around. In recent years Disney has re-made many of their older movies based on age old stories such as ‘Snow White’ and ‘The Jungle Book’. However this time around they are making the movies live action rather than animated with...
Tiffany Vazquez will never forget the phone call she received at the beginning of 2016 from Turner Classic Movies vice-president of production, Sean Cameron, offering the 29-year-old Brooklyn classic film fan a rare opportunity. “Sean asked if I would be interested in becoming the new daytime...
Isn’t this spring snow and cold weather wonderful? NOT!!!!!! Perhaps you are handling this better than yours truly but let’s face it, ENOUGH IS ENOUGH! After the tantalizing spring weather a couple of weeks ago, this is a real slap in the face. The turkeys were gobbling, the woodcock and robins...
Mosaic of dog from Pompeii (he was handsome, but not as good a hunter as his cat cousins). Public domain photo
DEAR PET TALK: Are dogs better than cats at hunting? — Chris, 6th grade, Fitchburg DEAR CHRIS: You should consider a future career as a producer of nature films, because that is a brilliant proposal for a documentary. Our human species helped domesticate dogs from their wolf ancestors...
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 Dr: I’m concerned about the recent congressional vote...
This graphic featuring a quotation from Lysander Spooner and his portrait was posted in a right-wing blog called "90 Miles From Tyranny." The same quotation could be useful in a left-wing blog.
Only three years ago, our community was excited about Athol native Shawn Patterson (born 1965) whose song “Everything Is Awesome” in the Lego movie was nominated for an Academy Award. At that moment, with lots of media attention, he was this town’s most famous native son. He’s still my Facebook...
The U.S. Postal Service will issue a forever first-class postage stamp on March 31 to note the bicentennial of Mississippi statehood. This stamp, featuring a guitar player, will be issued in panes of 20. Rietta Fleamarket in Hubbardston is scheduled to open for the season on April 2, but field...

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