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The U.S. Mint will debut the 20th anniversary version of their one ounce platinum American Eagle coin on July 6. This will be sold at a premium over its bullion value. To order coins from the mint, visit their website at www.usmint.gov, or call them at 800-USA-MINT. There is a shipping charge...
The Massachusetts Fisheries and Wildlife Board June meeting was held Wednesday and the agenda included the annual deer review. Deer Project Leader Dave Stainbrook presented his recommendations and included a considerable amount of data to support them. Last fall’s deer hunting season produced the...
A dog chases its tail. Public domain photo
DEAR PET TALK: Why do some dogs chase their tails? – Lori ——— DEAR LORI: Why indeed? Animal behaviorists opine on a variety of reasons for tail-chasing, including pure enjoyment. Puppies will happily chase their tail, or a sibling’s tail, as part of the process of play. (Cats also, of course...
Editor, Daily News In the past few months I have acknowledged several foreclosure notices in this publication, the Athol Daily News. Part of my research includes checking for the properties’ market history in the Multiple Listing Service Co-op Database. I was discouraged to find that most of...
U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions and the Justice Department have enough problems and challenges on their hands without trying to undo sensible federal policy regarding marijuana laws approved in 29 states. Furthermore, asking Congress to repeal the Rohrabacher-Farr amendment, passed in 2014,...
DEAR ABBY: I’m a 12-year-old boy with some generosity problems. When my neighborhood friends come to my house, I offer them some things (food, mostly) that are strictly off-limits, but it feels necessary. Also, these friends bully me, and it’s against the rules to play with them, but I want to,...
Editor, Daily News An open letter to the towns of Athol and Royalston: After four years in the Athol-Royalston Regional School District, my time here will be coming to a close shortly. I just wanted to take a minute to thank all of you for the opportunity to work in this district, be a part of...
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: Suddenly, my iPhone can’t make or receive phone...
President Donald Trump’s pledge to put “America first” has resulted in a budget proposal that slashes foreign aid, including money for international food programs. But cuts to foreign food aid are not in America’s best interests. Members of both parties recognize that these relief programs are a...
DEAR ABBY: My elderly father’s dearest friend committed suicide yesterday. He shot himself in the head. The family wasn’t even aware that he was depressed. Dad has lost three wonderful friends this way in recent years. He’s heartbroken thinking that his buddies were secretly suffering. According...

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