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Fairy tales make for excellent Disney movies, even a second time around. In recent years Disney has re-made many of their older movies based on age old stories such as ‘Snow White’ and ‘The Jungle Book’. However this time around they are making the movies live action rather than animated with...
Tiffany Vazquez will never forget the phone call she received at the beginning of 2016 from Turner Classic Movies vice-president of production, Sean Cameron, offering the 29-year-old Brooklyn classic film fan a rare opportunity. “Sean asked if I would be interested in becoming the new daytime...
While the nation’s attention focused last week on the health care chaos enveloping House Republicans, across the rotunda in the Senate, Republicans quietly were gutting internet privacy rules. On a 50-48 party-line vote, the Senate approved a resolution rolling back internet privacy rules passed...
DEAR ABBY: I can’t talk to anyone about this (including my husband) because they’ll think something’s wrong with me or I am making it up. When my son and his wife come to visit or we visit them, there’s always something missing from my house or from my suitcase (when we visit them). When they...
Isn’t this spring snow and cold weather wonderful? NOT!!!!!! Perhaps you are handling this better than yours truly but let’s face it, ENOUGH IS ENOUGH! After the tantalizing spring weather a couple of weeks ago, this is a real slap in the face. The turkeys were gobbling, the woodcock and robins...
Mosaic of dog from Pompeii (he was handsome, but not as good a hunter as his cat cousins). Public domain photo
DEAR PET TALK: Are dogs better than cats at hunting? — Chris, 6th grade, Fitchburg DEAR CHRIS: You should consider a future career as a producer of nature films, because that is a brilliant proposal for a documentary. Our human species helped domesticate dogs from their wolf ancestors...
Editor, Daily News On April 12, Rolling Thunder Chapter 1 Vermont, is donating a POW/MIA folding chair to the Orange American Legion Post 172. This will take place at 7 p.m. at the post. The chair honors POWs and MIAs from all wars and stands to remain as a reminder that we never forget them....
Two years ago, Princeton University economists Anne Case and Angus Deaton disclosed a shocking finding: Between 1999 and 2014, middle-aged (45-54) white Americans with a high school education or less died at a rate never before seen in a modern industrialized society. Alone among every other...
DEAR READERS: Once again, I can’t let April Fools’ Day pass without printing a few of the more “interesting” letters that have crossed my desk during the past year: DEAR ABBY: I own a champion Airedale terrier I have been trying to breed for more than a year. Finding her the right match has...
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 Dr: I’m concerned about the recent congressional vote...

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