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The U.S. Mint will place two different coin sets on sale Jan. 10. These are the 2017 Birthday set, and the 2017 Happy Birthday set. These sets contain proof examples of the regular 2017 circulating coins in special folders for the listed occasion. They can be ordered from the mint by visiting...
Each year this writer tries to provide information as a public service regarding ice safety. In our local area, there are many ponds, lakes, rivers and streams and they attract people for ice fishing, skating, or just walking or hiking. There is an inherent risk associated with being on an ice-...
DEAR PET TALK: Why do pugs have curly tails? – Mason DEAR MASON: The curly tail is the result of a spinal deviation. Vertebra (the bones that make up the spine) are wedge-shaped and since dogs’ tails are both bone and cartilage, pug tails will have a natural curl. Breeders have turned a deficit...
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 am struggling to create a resume. I don’t have...
Teamwork is part of the culture at Suzor IT. Left to right -- Ian Bashaw, Joshua Rogers, Adam Suzor, Meghan Haynes and Amanda Bergquist.
A couple of years ago, my friend Rice Flanders introduced me to a young tech wiz named Adam Suzor who solved a problem I was having with my desktop computer. He was both efficient and knowledgeable, and charged me a very modest fee. I remember saying to myself, “This guy is going to go far. He’s...
The United States Postal Service will issue two separate stamps this week to kick off their 2017 program. Both will be self-adhesive forever first-class mail stamps. On Jan. 5, a Year of the Rooster stamp will be issued in panes of 12. This is issued to note the Chinese New Year. On Jan. 7, a...
Not every good movie is happy or offers thrills and/or laughs. “Manchester by the Sea,” released recently in theaters, is a good but very sad movie that shows a truer experience with grief than most movies depict. Lee Chandler, played by Casey Affleck (Gone Baby Gone, Out of the Furnace), lives...
This writer would like to wish all of you the very best in the upcoming year and hope that 2017 is a great year for everyone. This week I attended the funeral of a very special man, Roger Tolman. I knew Roger growing up as he was a regular at White Pond, where some of the best moments of youth...
Happy New Year to all pet lovers! Here’s to a great year of caring for your animals. I speak to many school children during the year, and seeing pets through their eyes is illuminating. Here are some recent questions: Q: Why does my cat hide?  A: Your cat likes to play — but it’s on her terms...
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: My sister lives in another town and she wants to...

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