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Editor, Daily News  On Monday at 7 p.m., Athol voters will have their first chance to tell the town manager and board of selectmen what they think about regionalizing public safety dispatch with Gardner. Much has been said and written about this topic over the past year, but it’s important to...
Editor, Daily News Thanks to the cameraman who took the pictures of the ice sculpture at the Orange center on Starry Starry Night. The pictures were very clear. Not being able to attend the first night, we went over the next day; however the “wrecking crew” had been there so we saw chunks of ice...
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 a computer newbie and would love to see a...
When the conservative government took power, one of its first steps was muzzling the nation’s scientists. Overnight, they had to get permission from political appointees to do media interviews. Government data archives began to disappear. Climate scientists were regarded as particularly suspect;...
DEAR ABBY: I’m a 15-year-old boy. I’m happy with my life, except for one thing. My mom believes in God, and Dad doesn’t. I believe in God, but I don’t support my mom’s religion. My friends and neighbors think I’m in that religion, but I don’t believe in their beliefs. It’s really uncomfortable...
DEAR ABBY: I am a 14-year-old identical twin. My sister and I are sick of the whole “twin” thing and want to go to separate schools. We really want to be our own people. We have wanted this for a long time now. However, I’m not sure we can because, where I live, you have to go to the school in the...
This Victorian-style house is being fixed up and prepared as a potential hostel or guest house for people enjoying the region's outdoor activities.
On page 98 of my book, “North of Quabbin Revisited” (Haley’s, 2003), you can see a photograph of the 1889 iron bridge crossing the Millers River between Wendell and the Erving village of Farley. Writing that book, I called attention to small details of the North Quabbin Region, and that bridge is...
Editor, Daily News As you know there has been a great deal of discussion over the past few months regarding a proposed regionalized dispatching effort between Athol and Gardner. My entire participation has been centered on the lack of public input and knowledge of this endeavor. We constantly...
Iran is offering the Trump administration its first foreign policy crisis. In a provocative act likely intended to take advantage of U.S. political turmoil, Tehran tested a ballistic missile understood by leading Western allies to be a violation of the recent nuclear deal brokered under the Obama...
If you are like me, and a growing number of other people, you don’t have cable, and so you might be wondering how you can go about watching this weekend’s Super Bowl. Like other major events over the past 12 months, i.e. debates, inaugurations, other things I would rather forget; there is now a...

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