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Editor, Daily News I am writing to ask the voters of Athol to approve Article 38, a citizen’s petition to reduce the use of single-use plastic shopping bags in Athol, which will be voted on at the June 12 Town Meeting. This article would ban grocery and retail stores from packing customers’...
Corporate shareholders are using their voting power to influence greater transparency by companies about the financial consequences of climate change. Big investors could turn out to be the environmental movement’s best friends in pressuring major corporations to address climate concerns. A...
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 am curious about websites. Some end in .com, ....
One issue where most Americans — 76 percent of them — find common ground is the high price of prescription drugs. President Donald Trump campaigned on the issue and since his inauguration repeatedly has promised to bring drug prices down. Most Democrats and many Republicans in Congress agree. So...
DEAR ABBY: I’m in a second marriage, which was only for the benefit of insurance so my husband could get insurance through my employer’s plan. We were together for many years before getting married. He received the health care he needed, and I’m ready to move forward with my life as a single...
Editor, Daily News After reading the article in the paper and Ms. Thomas’ “Letter to the Editor” concerning the Military Expo, I decided to go to the Expo and see what it was all about. I saw volunteers trying to preserve history and remind Americans of the sacrifices of thousands of brave men...
Residents of King James Court and Pinecrest Apartments gathered June 6 under a tent — with a hard rain falling on its roof — to celebrate the 55th anniversary of the large non-profit entity that owns the properties on East River Street in Orange. The festivities, including a catered dinner with...
Sometimes, Donald Trump seems to believe this job of his - being president — is just another game. “I get great intel,” he boasted to his Russian visitors to the White House last week. “I have people brief me on great intel every day.” As if to prove it, Trump then recklessly shared highly...
The Nintendo Switch sits on the dashboard of my truck while I wait for my turn to get an annual inspection at the garage recently. The two controllers can be removed and held separately, leaving the console itself standing on its own.
I’ve kind of poo pooed all over Nintendo in this space in the last few months with regards to their foray into mobile phone games and some questionable choices with regards to game costs. Of course, it should be understood that all they did was license the use of their intellectual properties to...
In the past four years alone, the state Department of Child Services has added 550 case managers and supervisors in trying to keep up with Indiana’s horrifying surge in child abuse and neglect cases. It hasn’t been enough. Even with the additional employees and increased funding, DCS has still...

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