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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...
For decades, many liberals have dreamed of a universal health insurance system in which the federal government provides coverage to everyone and pays the cost. Known as “single-payer,” it’s modeled on programs in Canada and Britain, among others, as well as Medicare. Now Bernie Sanders is making...
DEAR ABBY: My boyfriend, “Jimmy,” and I have been together for two years. After about four months, out of necessity we moved in together and it was great. Not long afterward I got a job two hours away. Since I moved, we get to see each other only every two or three weeks. The separation has been...
Fallout 4 is a video game that people can’t seem to stop talking about. Unfortunately it’s really not all that good, but I’m going to keep playing it anyway because despite its many flaws, it has me, and everyone else, utterly hooked. The problem with the game is it is riddled with bugs, and the...
Editor, Daily News On Jan. 15, 2016, the ADN published an editorial called “Obama Looks Back; America Looks Ahead,” reprinted from the Orange County Register. There is little in this editorial that is factual. The editorial starts with a criticism: “the tone set by his administration,...
Thursday’s Republican presidential debate in Charleston, S.C., was the best so far. The spirited exchanges showed voters the differences among the seven candidates onstage, while highlighting all the Republicans’ differences with the Democratic candidates. With several candidates having dropped...
DEAR ABBY: I live in Israel, and for the past five years I’ve been having an affair with a great guy I’ll call Yuri. I married very young to a man who is kind and very Orthodox. I love my children and grandchildren. Yuri thinks we should leave our spouses and make a fresh start. (I’m not...
We are approaching our second anniversary of the Wild Knights! We will have a pot-luck celebration at our regular meeting time on the 28th of this month. I will talk more about that next week. For this week, I had a whole different type of column planned. I don’t mean to get too political here,...
Editor, Daily News  As we all know there was a slight snow storm Tuesday which lasted into the late evening, perhaps resulting in two inches of snow, well, I had to go to New Hampshire on Wednesday morning and traveled through Warwick into New Hampshire. The roads were kind of ok and when I...
For decades, Florida’s leaders have clung to an error-prone and legally suspect process to determine the state’s most brutal sanction. The U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling Tuesday, invalidating a key element of Florida’s death penalty machine, should spark a meaningful debate about the state’s...

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