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DEAR PET TALK: I don’t have pets but keep active bird feeders, so all the birds are my “pets in the wild.” I have always wondered why do robins lay blue eggs? — Bird Lover ——— DEAR BIRD LOVER: I concur with you about wild birds — they are here for everyone to enjoy, and in spring,...
At the end of this month many of us will gather in a park, a cemetery or perhaps some other public space to pay homage to the men and women who wore our country’s uniform and, as President Abraham Lincoln said at Gettysburg in November 1863, gave “the last full measure of devotion” to preserve our...
DEAR ABBY: My best friend, “Ann,” abruptly ended our friendship seven years ago and I still can’t get over it. We were friends from the time we were in first grade until we were 48. We were inseparable as children; she was the maid of honor in my wedding; and though we’ve lived 3,000 miles apart...
Editor, Daily News I stopped writing letters to the editor after the election, hoping and praying that my fears and concerns of Trump’s presidency would not become a reality. But, in five short months of chaos, it’s obviously worse than I could imagine.  The simple phrase of “what you see is...
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 work at home and always listen to music while...
It’s been nearly 12 years since a major tropical cyclone hit Northwest Florida, nearly 12 years since locals had to gear up and get out. During those years, it’s been quiet. Blessedly quiet. After back-to-back years with hurricanes coming ashore locally, residents were relieved. We had become...
DEAR ABBY: I have been married for almost five years, and my husband and I recently decided to try to have a baby. I am really excited about the possibility of being a mom. My problem is, my parents and his parents don’t want to be grandparents. I will be 30 this year, and they keep telling me I...
Editor, Daily News A huge thanks to the Athol Department of Public Works and the Athol Fire Department for the much needed, and much appreciated, cleanup of the parking garage in the municipal lot! The Downtown Vitality Committee has also organized sponsorship of the raised flower beds in the...
It was page one news recently when the town of Athol’s selectboard gave permission to Jake Alexander to run a “boarding house” at the former Cass Farm for the non-profit organization he founded called “Vets and Veggies.” I learned about this a few weeks ago from Jim Herbert, a friend who lives...
President Donald Trump’s firing of FBI Director James Comey isn’t the reason that warrants appointment of a special prosecutor to investigate Russian interference in the U.S. presidential elections. The dismissal is just the latest of many reasons for an independent evaluation of meddling by...

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