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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...
Foster care programs across the country are overwhelmed by an influx of children dubbed by health care officials as “opioid orphans,” collateral damage from the nation’s opioid-addiction epidemic. They are youngsters who have been literally orphaned or left in the care of aging grandparents or...
Editor, Daily News The Children’s Organ Transplant Association (COTA) was founded in April 1986 when residents of Bloomington, Indiana, rallied around a toddler who needed a life-saving liver transplant. In less than eight weeks, the community raised $100,000 to place the boy on the organ...
At the northern edge of the Quabbin Reservoir, Rick Flematti has his camera at the ready for interesting waterfowl â€" and whatever else catches his eye. To the right is his copyrighted winning photo of a male fox and its kit, which was taken off Vaughn Road in town. It was chosen for a coveted spot in the Nature Conservancy calendar for 2018.
A furry male fox and his kit are featured in a photograph chosen by the Nature Conservancy to grace the cover of its 2018 calendar. The photographer who recently received word of this high honor is Rick Flematti of Athol, 66, one of several talented nature photographers living in the North Quabbin...
This month, the rulers of Pakistan stepped up a campaign against blasphemy, frightening news from an Islamic nation where insulting the official religion is a capital crime. From an American perspective, this would merely be another distant nation’s horror — if it weren’t for one aspect of the...
DEAR READERS: Today marks the 100th anniversary of America’s entry into World War I. In commemoration, I’m mentioning a special initiative to save America’s war letters. Almost 20 years ago I wrote about a historian, Andy Carroll, who had launched a project to seek out and preserve war-related...
S.J.Res 34, have you heard of it? That’s the official name of the new federal ruling that has passed through the Senate and been signed by the Trump Administration that allows for Internet Service Providers (ISPs) to sell your browser history to whoever offers up the cash, and once a company has...
The U.S. Postal Service will issue a first-class rate forever stamp on April 11 in honor of Robert Panara, an advocate for educating hearing-impaired people. The design will feature a portrait of Panara communicating in sign language. This stamp will be issued in panes of 20 self-adhesive stamps...

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