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It’s Christmas Eve and temperatures are expected to be in the 60s. I’m sure that’s a problem for scientific reasons, but I’m going to enjoy it. My Christmas gift to you is a week of mediocre picks. Merry Christmas! Chargers at Raiders (-6) When was the last time Oakland was favored by nearly a...
Editor, Daily News In regards to the front-page story in last Saturday’s Athol Daily News, I wish to congratulate the school committee, administration, teaching staff and support staff on the high marks given to the Riverbend and Sanders Street Schools by the Department of Elementary and...
If someone wanted to know what the largest birds are that one might see in the North Quabbin region, the most likely answer, I think, would be Blue Heron, Bald Eagle and Wild Turkey. Now, according to an article in the fall issue of Massachusetts Wildlife, we can add Sandhill Crane. I’m not a...
DEAR ABBY: My 7-year-old daughter, “Rosie,” recently came home in tears because a classmate, “Emily,” told her I was a liar and she was an idiot for believing my lies. Then Rosie asked me if I had been the one putting money under her pillow and presents under the tree all along. Ultimately, I told...
I love it when things I enjoy separately somehow find a marriage to make both of them better, like chocolate and peanut butter, or most recently, dystopian science fiction and passive-aggressive internet error codes. What I’m referring to is the Internet Engineering Steering Group (IESG)’s recent...
Dear veterans and residents of Athol, Orange, Petersham, Phillipston and Royalston: The word veteran is synonymous with integrity. Veterans (and their families) are unassuming, veterans do not seek acknowledgment, veterans request little or no assistance when in need, and veterans are the first...
It’s almost impossible to blame the leaders of the Los Angeles Unified School District for their decision to close their schools Tuesday. While critics took aim at the decision, what would those same critics have said had the school district proceeded as normal and the no longer unthinkable...
DEAR ABBY: I found out a few months ago that my husband, “Hal,” the father of my children, has had affairs with five different women. I left, and we are now being divorced. I desperately wanted revenge, so I have been secretly seeing Hal’s good friend “Ron,” whom he “forbade” me from contacting...
Our two newest Wild Knights continued to improve at last Thursday’s meeting. Chelsea O’dell and Holden Girourd have been attending our meetings regularly over the past several weeks and both are eager to learn. They are also eager to receive their own club tee shirts! The club will soon purchase...
Editor, Daily News I was never expecting donations from anyone when I forwarded the picture of our kids wearing their hats for hat day...there really is so much good in the world. We hear about the bad it seems, but the good gets hidden somehow. I was overcome with the box that came from your...

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