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 Zach Galifianakis, Jon Hamm, Gal Gadot and Isla Fisher are seen at Twentieth Century Fox's "Keeping Up with the Joneses" red carpet event on Saturday, Oct. 8, 2016, in Los Angeles.  Photo by Eric Charbonneau/Invision for Twentieth Century Fox/AP Images
New neighbors are typically a common target for snooping from nosy neighborhood residents and will always seem different. Usually suspicions about them will turn out to be nothing. But what if there really was something strange about them? We see just that in the late 2016 release ‘Keeping Up with...
The folks at National Geographic just did a solid favor for all sportsmen and lovers of the outdoors by building an easy-to-use web interface that allows anyone to quickly find any 7.5-minute topo in the continental U.S.A. for downloading and printing. Each topo has been pre-processed to print on...
DEAR PET TALK: We adopted Oliver, the most amazing, affectionate cat, about a year ago. A few weeks ago we adopted Casper (both from MSPCA). Casper is very shy, but is now scampering around the house though he still won’t let us pet him. In the past couple of days, Oliver has started climbing on...
 Teachers constructed this geodome, shown with dreamcatchers, to display students' 0projects
It’s first period at Athol-Royalston Middle School, and the sixth-grade students in this class are researching “cryptocreatures” — animals that may or may not exist. Like “Champy,” the legendary monster of Lake Champlain; the giant boa; the “ghost deer;” the “friendly monster of Cyprus;” or the...
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 used to use Outlook for email. Now I use Gmail...
There’s a 52-year-old family man, an important North Quabbin community leader who has lived in Shrewsbury his whole life and now spends most of his days hereabouts — not complaining a bit about his daily commute. His name is Daniel J. Zona and he is president and chief executive officer of the...
AMERICAN SILVER EAGLE COIN
The U.S. Mint will begin taking orders for the proof version of the 2017 American Silver Eagle proof coin on March 23. This coin will be packaged in a capsule in a plush-lined cardboard box, with a certificate of authenticity. This mint-marked coin is sold at a high premium over its bullion...
Andrew Garfield arrives at the LA Special Screening of "Hacksaw Ridge" at the Samuel Goldwyn Theater on Monday, Oct. 24, 2016, in Beverly Hills, Calif.  Photo by Willy Sanjuan/Invision/AP
For anyone who has ever been told they could not do something and should just quit, ‘Hacksaw Ridge,’ released in late 2016, will reinforce why you should not always listen to the naysayers and stick to your own principles.  Desmond Doss, played by Andrew Garfield (The Amazing Spider-Man, The...
Thursday night, the Mahar Regional School cafeteria was the location of a great wild game meal as the Mahar Fish’N Game Club held their 59th annual event. The club was founded by John E. Roche Jr., this writer’s father and George Darey when the regional school opened and teachers were required to...
TheraPAWS therapy pet Oliver shows contentment by placing his ears forward. Photo by Ashley Green
DEAR PET TALK: Sometimes when my cat gets excited he makes himself as flat as possible on our linoleum floor and crawls! Why does he do this? — Matthew Niles, Fitchburg State University DEAR MATTHEW: Cats are predators, and getting low to the ground while stalking — and then pouncing — is in...

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