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Last week this writer traveled to Alabama to do a little visiting of relatives and a lot of hunting. My host, who arranged the hunting, was the husband of my niece Kristine, Andrew Sawyer. Both are now doctors completing their residencies in Birmingham area hospitals. We attended their nuptials a...
We’ve heard a lot of angry talk from the political extremes during the current presidential campaign. Much harder to come by is the voice of the centrist, whose lack of self-righteous outrage too often gets misinterpreted as shoulder-shrugging apathy. Centrists are the large grouping of American...
DEAR ABBY: I just had a big fight with my best friend. Her name is “Alex.” There was a lot of cursing. The argument was about her wanting to be transgender. I didn’t agree with it, and she got mad at me. Alex is a tomboy. Today she cut her hair short — too short for my taste — and she keeps...
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, MA 01331, or dropped off at the library. ****** Dear PC Doctor: I’m on the road a lot — I use my cell phone to keep...
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, MA 01331, or dropped off at the library. ****** Dear PC Doctor: I’m on the road a lot — I use my cell phone to keep...
Editor, Daily News I’m writing in regards to the recent article in the Athol Daily News that headlined a plan for placing timber rattlesnakes in the Quabbin Reservoir.  I would like to offer that I do not agree with this plan for several reasons and I am shocked that the DCR sees it as a step...
Sunday’s fourth Democratic presidential debate, from Charleston, S.C., gave voters a surprisingly clear look at what the candidates are itching to do in the White House. With Sen. Bernie Sanders surprisingly ahead of Hillary Clinton for both the Feb. 1 Iowa Caucuses and the Feb. 9 New Hampshire...
DEAR ABBY: We recently lost our dog, a 13-year-old springer spaniel, to old age. His passing has left a huge hole in our hearts and lives. We miss his companionship, his personality and the structure that caring for him brought to our lives. We’re 51 and 60, own our home and are financially secure...
Editor Daily News I served as State Senator Robert D. Wetmore’s (D-Barre) aide for five years and witnessed first hand the dedication and public service he provided to the region and Commonwealth. In my opinion, Senator Wetmore was one of the most important political-public policy minds of the...
Elwin Bacon of Athol, constable of the Athol Conservation Commission, is retiring in June and needs to be replaced. His post has been essentially that of a forest ranger assigned to the Bearsden Woods. This photo was taken Tuesday outside his home on Bearsden Road.  Photo by Brian Gelinas
The website of North Quabbin Woods has a page devoted to Athol’s Bearsden Conservation Area, including this paragraph: “A map board at the parking area outlines the many possibilities for exploration, and a log cabin, built of local hemlock, is available for overnight use. Call Conservation...

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