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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...
Last week, Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer announced that he will filibuster the nomination of Judge Neil Gorsuch to the U.S. Supreme Court. Joining the New Yorker in attempting to block Gorsuch were two fellow Democrats, Sen. Robert Casey of Pennsylvania and Sen. Thomas Carper of Delaware....
DEAR ABBY: There is a boy I like at school. He is a very well-known person around school. I’m not. I do have a wide variety of friends, and I even talk to some of his. My friends know I like him, and they would like for me to talk to him. I wouldn’t mind that, but what would I say? They want it...
Editor, Daily News I am writing in support of Alan Dodge who is running for re-election as a selectman for the town of Athol. Alan Dodge is rooted in our community and has shown he has what it takes to represent the people of Athol. One only needs to look back at the recent controversy...
This graphic featuring a quotation from Lysander Spooner and his portrait was posted in a right-wing blog called "90 Miles From Tyranny." The same quotation could be useful in a left-wing blog.
Only three years ago, our community was excited about Athol native Shawn Patterson (born 1965) whose song “Everything Is Awesome” in the Lego movie was nominated for an Academy Award. At that moment, with lots of media attention, he was this town’s most famous native son. He’s still my Facebook...
FBI Director James Comey delivered a stinging rebuke to President Donald Trump on Monday, telling the House Intelligence Committee that there was no evidence that former President Barack Obama had overseen or ordered any wiretapping of the president’s former residence at Trump Tower. Trump had...
DEAR ABBY: I’m a young man in my mid-20s, and I have a deeper voice than my stature would typically suggest. Close friends even get thrown off when I talk to them if they haven’t seen me in a while. I’m fairly happy with it, and people often ask if I do radio or voice acting. I run into problems,...
Editor, Daily News The Athol Daily News, March 25-26 edition covered a meeting between Petersham Assessor Dana Kennan and the selectboard, along with the Advisory Finance Committee. Mr. Kennan explained an interest to eliminate the tax on farm animals, saying there really isn’t a way to know who...

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