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While the Beatles were immensely talented, a series of extraordinary twists of luck played into their amazing rise. Their biggest break of all may have been something that seemed devastating at the time — their rejection in 1962 by Decca Records executives, who brilliantly signed a group named the...
DEAR ABBY: I am a young man who is currently in college. When I was an infant I was circumcised, and I feel violated that my parents decided to circumcise me without my consent. When the doctor performed the surgery, he took too much off, which causes me pain. When I was in grade school, I was...
DEAR ABBY: One of my close friends may be “ghosting” me. “Sarah” and I have known each other since middle school. We went to high school together and roomed together during our freshman year of college. We both transferred to different schools after that freshman year, but we made it a point to...
MassWildlife Recruitment National Archery in the Schools Coordinator Astrid Huseby announced Thursday night at the Mahar Fish’N Game Club Game Supper that the Mahar National Archery in the Schools Team was the winner in a competition with Franklin County Tech NASP team held recently. In addition...
Dear Readers: Last week, Kyndyl asked about the distinctions between Service, Emotional Support and Therapy animals. We didn’t have space to go into detail on “therapy animals” but wanted to include. To recap: “Service Animals” are covered by the “Americans with Disabilities Act” — these animals...
Obstructionist GOP senators are vowing to block President Barack Obama’s nomination of Merrick B. Garland to replace the late Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia. Voters should watch closely whether Missouri Republican Sen. Roy Blunt treats this nomination with the respect and seriousness it...
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 want to save an Excel document from work to my...
Editor, Daily News A letter to the president: I’m sorry to read that you and your advisors have said that the older generation must learn to sacrifice as other generations have. That was my generation as a child. I knew someone would eventually find our secret. We’ve lived the life of the rich...
Mary Canning of Cambridge and Tully gets a little theatrical at her Follow the Honey retail store in Cambridge. Photo by William Manley
Mary Canning of Cambridge, who has had a second home on Tully Pond in Orange since 1994, enjoys puns and one of her favorites is calling honey bees “the gateway bug.” “My passion has always been in human rights, social justice and the environment,” she explained, and she has found that “working...
On April 1, 2015, in what some people thought was an April Fools’ Day joke, McDonald’s Corp. announced that it was raising wages and improving benefits for workers at its 1,500 company-owned restaurants in the United States. The idea was to reduce employee turnover and improve service. No joke....

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