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Massachusetts hunters will take to the woods Monday morning as the 2017 shotgun season will commence a half hour before sunrise. Local hunters have been out and about scouting before the start of the season, looking for signs of deer activity. Right now, the mating season, referred to as the rut,...
Growing up in Gardner, Gardner-Oakmont football always took precedent on Thanksgiving Day. I’ve always gone to high school football games on and off and when I got to the high school level, I had attended every Thanksgiving matchup right up until this year, even when I lived in Worcester for a...
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This image released by Warner Bros. Pictures shows Ben Affleck, left, and Jason Momoa in a scene from "Justice League." Clay Enos/Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. via AP
The competition is heating up at the box office for superhero movies with the release of ‘Justice League’ from DC this weekend to take on Marvel’s ‘Thor: Ragnarok,’ released two weeks ago and the subject of my review in the Nov. 13 edition.  Following the death of Superman, as seen in ‘Batman v...
The U.S. Mint will begin accepting orders on Nov. 21 for the 2017 National Park uncirculated coin set. This will consist of circulation-quality strikes of the five quarters from the Denver, Philadelphia, and San Francisco mints. To order coins from the U.S. Mint, visit their website at www....
The U.S. Mint will begin accepting orders on Nov. 21 for the 2017 National Park uncirculated coin set. This will consist of circulation-quality strikes of the five quarters from the Denver, Philadelphia, and San Francisco mints. To order coins from the U.S. Mint, visit their website at www....
Please tell me that my beloved October, and the upland hunting season, is not over. After waiting all year for the season to arrive, it is ending way too quickly. As my mind was preparing for this column, thinking of what to include; it first focused on the disappointment felt by many of us who...
A dog's nose is a powerful, biologically unique body part. Public domain photo
DEAR PET TALK: Why are dogs noses wet? — LAMONT, age 7, Reingold Elementary School ——— DEAR LAMONT: According to the legend of Noah’s Ark, when a dog discovered a small leak on the Ark, he put his nose into the hole and kept the ship dry. As a result, dogs noses are cold and wet! Seriously...
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, MA 01331, or dropped off at the library. ****** Dear PC Doctor: I use Windows Live Hotmail. The day, date, and time...
Athol police detective James Bouchard stands outside the lockup in the Athol Police Station in the town hall basement following a pot bust in the late 1980s. The growers of these plants were arrested. Athol Daily News photo
Alcohol prohibition failed decades ago, and now the outlawing of marijuana (known by its scientific name cannabis) is gradually being rejected by the American people. The end of the era of cannabis prohibition (which started in the early 20th century) is occurring for essentially the same...

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