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DEAR PET TALK: What do you do if you find a baby animal like a squirrel or bunny? — Animal Lover ——— DEAR ANIMAL LOVER: We talked to Licensed Wildlife Rehabilitator Sigrid Warren to get a specific answer to this question, as there are very strict rules regarding wildlife. Here’s what she...
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: Sometimes, when I’m on the internet, I’ll go to...
Preschool students Lia Castillo, left, and Kendal Peckham work together to build a tower in the Athol Community Elementary School classroom taught by Julie Stanley.  Photo by Julie Stanley
What does a special needs teacher do all day with 35 preschoolers — many categorized as “special needs” students because they are not moving along developmental milestones at what is considered a “typical rate?” The short answer is this: She gets down on the floor and plays hard and works hard...
We all love our smartphones. They enhance our lives in so many useful ways, but they are not without their downsides too. For instance, last week my wife and I took a trip to Scotland, and anyone who has ever taken their phone on an international trip can attest, it’s not a cheap endeavor....
The U.S. Postal Service will issue a new “Global Forever” first-class rate ($1.10) stamp on April 28. This round self-adhesive will depict a green succulent plant known as the echeveria. This stamp will be issued in panes of 10 subjects, with the official first-day city being San Francisco,...
McDonald’s has been a household name for decades but not many of us know about its early years. ‘The Founder, ’released earlier this year, shows the early years when McDonald’s had only been open for 20 something years in California and had not become the standard for burgers that it is now. ...
While this writer was in Kansas Holy Week, I receive notification that an article was being written on the Massachusetts Fisheries and Wildlife Board policy regarding hiking trails on Wildlife Management Areas. Upon my return, I read the article which is critical of the policy. My normal procedure...
DEAR PET TALK: I have a dog but I don’t know how to walk my dog on a leash. Is it okay to pull the dog? My uncle told me I should pull the leash up sometime when the dog doesn’t listen so it chokes the dog but that looks cruel to me. How do you hold the leash? — DOG LOVER ——— Dear DOG LOVER...
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: My daughter’s school has issued each student a...
Photo by Holly Hartman-Bargeron
“A true New York City institution, ‘Chicago, The Musical,’ has everything that makes Broadway great,” the show’s website says, and on stage every night, playing in the jazz band central to the show, is David W. “Dave” Bargeron. This Athol native, with music in his blood, is now 74 years old but...

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