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Fathers do not always easily accept the men their daughters fall in love with; many fathers feel that no man will ever be good enough for his little girl. In the 2016 comedy ‘Why Him’ we see a father be introduced to the craziest of crazy boyfriends anyone could ever imagine.  Ned, played by...
As if there were ever any suspense, the U.S. Senate on Friday confirmed Neil Gorsuch’s nomination to the Supreme Court. It was a major victory for President Donald Trump, who got the appointment that President Barack Obama deserved but was denied — another sign of how deeply political partisanship...
The U.S. Mint begins taking orders for the 2017 National Park quarters circulation-quality coin set today, April 10. This set will include all five of this year’s quarters from each of the three mints that strike them. To order coins from the U.S. Mint, visit their website at www.usmint.gov, or...
DEAR ABBY: My boyfriend and I have been together off and on for more than two years. We have been in a long-distance relationship the entire time. I live in California, and he lives in the Midwest. I’ve been trying to get him out here because I have a job I love, and he could easily get a job in...
The Affenpinscher was bred to exterminate rats, but has become a companion pet.
DEAR PET TALK: I know some small dogs were bred for hunting, such as rat terriers. However, there are many other small dog breeds. Apart from companionship, were dogs bred to be small for other purposes? — CURIOUS ABOUT CANINES DEAR CURIOUS: It turns out that worldwide dogs were bred to be...
Well, at least that is what my personal calendar is now focused on. Granted the weather has not really been spring but this coming week that is all supposed to change. For the better! Groups of turkeys and displaying gobblers are becoming common and that’s what tends to make this writer’s blood...
President Donald Trump’s hard-to-figure foreign policy positions are jeopardizing crucial international accords and endangering America’s long-term interests. Achievements of international cooperation like the Iran nuclear accord, the Paris Climate Agreement and NATO should transcend presidential...
DEAR ABBY: My wife and I have been married 11 years, but together for 15. We’ve had our ups and downs as normal couples do, but lately it seems like everything she does, I try and find something to nitpick and argue over. In fact, I kind of enjoy it. There was a recent misunderstanding that led...
‘The Rainbow Fish’ By Marcus Pfister ——— I recently rediscovered this book when looking for classroom books for our kindergarten and 1st grade theme on water and ice. “The Rainbow Fish” tells the story of “the most beautiful fish in the entire ocean,” as he is introduced in the book. And...
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 have an iPhone 6S. Why, when I edit photos on...

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