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DEAR ABBY: I feel like a terrible wife when my husband gets sick — not majorly sick, but with a run-of-the-mill cold. Men can be terrible babies when they are sick. It is a COLD! He’s not dying. I happen to have a cold right now, and I am functioning just fine and not moaning and groaning about it...
Musicals are not today’s most popular movie category; they are more seen nowadays in high school and local plays rather than on the silver screen. Maybe that is why the musical movie ‘La La Land,’ released late last month, has been getting so much attention from Hollywood award shows. Mia,...
A public meeting of the Fisheries and Wildlife Board’s Rattlesnake Review Group will be held on Monday, Jan. 30, at 6:30 p.m., at the Athol Town Hall, 584 Main Street, in Athol. The public is invited to observe the proceedings. The meeting will focus primarily on establishing the Rattlesnake...
DEAR PET TALK: Why do dogs have whiskers? — Dog Lover DEAR DOG LOVER: Whiskers are “vibrissae,” a very special type of hair found in numerous mammals, notably cats and dogs. Since dogs do not have fingers and hands to explore (the way human babies do), they use their sense of smell and the...
President Donald Trump is playing with fire in his pronouncements about reviving the use of torture against terrorism suspects. It’s not just morally reprehensible; it is illegal and ineffective. Trump seems intent on bolstering a gung-ho image and fulfilling campaign promises, yet he fails to...
DEAR ABBY: One of my girlfriends is dating my ex-boyfriend. They just had a kid, and he started flirting with me. I’m not in a relationship, so I flirted back. Now I’m getting bullied nonstop because people say I’m gonna break them up. But shouldn’t they be mad at HIM more than me? Why is...
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 using Microsoft Outlook and all of my...
Editor, Daily News On Jan. 25, I attended the public meeting at the Athol Town Hall relating to the police/fire departments changing to a regional dispatch system with the Gardner Police Department. I cannot, for the life of me, understand why Athol would want to do this? It was about the...
Doubtless, one of Barack Obama’s most mixed legacies is to be found in the Mideast. Things could be much worse, but U.S. policy in the region is dangerously adrift. The Islamic State has been put back on its heels, but America’s own strategic posture has been badly weakened, too. Taking a new...
DEAR ABBY: I work in customer service and was helping a guest. During my eight- to 10-minute chat with her, she showed me her phone. The wallpaper on her phone was a picture of the guest and her boyfriend in Times Square. Without mentioning it to the guest, I recognized her boyfriend as the...

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