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Editor, Daily News The Athol Daily News, March 25-26 edition covered a meeting between Petersham Assessor Dana Kennan and the selectboard, along with the Advisory Finance Committee. Mr. Kennan explained an interest to eliminate the tax on farm animals, saying there really isn’t a way to know who...
There’s a move afoot in the Wisconsin legislature to join 28 other states in calling for a constitutional convention to write a balanced budget amendment to the U.S. Constitution. It’s a bad idea for two reasons: First, the amendment is a political gimmick, nothing more than a trick. Second, such...
DEAR ABBY: I’ve been married to my second husband for 14 years. He’s a great provider, but mentally and emotionally abusive. I want to leave him, but I’m scared to live on my own. We both work, but he makes a lot of money — which I do not — so I guess you can say, financially I’m comfortable....
There is now a wealth of evidence that public charter schools, private schools and other school choice policies tend to improve educational outcomes, but a new study shows that they can have economic and community revitalization benefits as well. The study from EdChoice, a nonprofit school...
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...
DEAR ABBY: My 21-year-old daughter has a 6-month-old child. The father is a 36-year-old man who was recently deported to Mexico. He continues to contact her and wants her to travel to Mexico to visit him. I am terrified of all the things that could happen to her if she goes. I don’t trust him. I...
For decades, Colombia’s rural poverty rate was so high that it provided the main fuel for Latin America’s longest-running civil war. The nation’s exploding drug trade pumped billions of dollars into the insurgency and blocked efforts to bring relief to the poor. Today, help is arriving from the...
 Zach Galifianakis, Jon Hamm, Gal Gadot and Isla Fisher are seen at Twentieth Century Fox's "Keeping Up with the Joneses" red carpet event on Saturday, Oct. 8, 2016, in Los Angeles.  Photo by Eric Charbonneau/Invision for Twentieth Century Fox/AP Images
New neighbors are typically a common target for snooping from nosy neighborhood residents and will always seem different. Usually suspicions about them will turn out to be nothing. But what if there really was something strange about them? We see just that in the late 2016 release ‘Keeping Up with...
DEAR ABBY: I am a stay-at-home mom with three children. Recently, another mom asked me to care for her 3-year-old daughter while she went to work. She offered to pay me, but I declined, given her circumstances, because I consider her a friend, even though I have known her for only a short time....
The folks at National Geographic just did a solid favor for all sportsmen and lovers of the outdoors by building an easy-to-use web interface that allows anyone to quickly find any 7.5-minute topo in the continental U.S.A. for downloading and printing. Each topo has been pre-processed to print on...

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