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So about that Gordon Heyward injury? On a routine play that you will see many times every night and hundreds of times throughout the season and just like that, the Boston Celtics season is over. They’ll probably still make the playoffs, although I doubt they’ll earn the No. 1 seed and quite...
Steve Kurkoski of Warwick, an alternative energy enthusiast, practices what he preaches, plugging in his leased 2017 Chevrolet Volt hybrid. Solar electric panels, upper left, supply the "juice." He and his wife Janice report the vehicle is rated at 53 miles on electricity, often getting 70 miles before the gasoline kicks in. Photo by Janice Kurkoski
An audience of about 40 people from the North Quabbin region and beyond became overtly distressed at the Athol Public Library Oct. 11, with many in tears, as we viewed a movie, “Before the Flood,” a National Geographic documentary about Earth’s climate crisis. The movie offers quite a bit of...
Ohh the dark web, so scary so...dark? What do you think of when you read “dark web?” I always picture some guy sitting in a room illuminated only by a computer screen with lines of code slowly scrolling past, but I guess I can blame Hollywood for that. In reality, the dark web is a series of...
The U.S. Postal Service and Canada Post will do a joint stamp issue on Oct. 20 to note the centennial of the National Hockey League. The pair of stamps will feature two people skating on a body of water with a hockey stick, one dressed in a modern pro hockey uniform, the other in casual winter...
Some movies have a way of straying from overused cliches of Hollywood, featuring stories that are refreshingly realistic to real life. ‘The Big Sick,’ released earlier this year, brings a realistic view on a relationship movie that is sadly delightful with a lot less fairytale than we are...
Carolyn Hennesy and her aunt Barbara Rush on the set of 'Bleeding Hearts The Arteries of Glenda Bryant.' Courtesy of Carolyn Hennesy
The list of actors Barbara Rush shared the big screen with is impressive. “I did work with a lot of interesting and talented men,” said Ms. Rush from Los Angeles. “And actresses, too, such as Jane Wyman. I found the nicest people were actually the biggest stars because they were all so gracious...
This column is being penned, or more accurately word processed, in Ellenburg, New York at the public library. Before leaving for this trip, I attempted to write a column in advance but somehow screwed up and the column was not sent to the Daily News. So, the library is hosting me. Dr. Andrew...
DEAR PET TALK: Why do some cats “head butt” you? — LORI ——— DEAR LORI: The term is actually “head bunting” (which is an even cuter word). Bunting is how felines sharing space together can exchange scents so everyone smells the same. Even if it’s just you and your family and one cat, you...
Editor’s Note: Questions should be directed to PC Doctor, care of the Athol Public Library, info@athollibrary.org or Athol Public Library, 568 Main St., Athol, Mass. 01331 or dropped off at the library. ****** Dear PC Doctor: My daughter just went off to college and has her first computer....
Scherri Edwards usually wears old mud shoes and a baseball cap in her Royalston barn, but she got dressed up for this photo with her Leopard Appaloosa horse named Floyd.
With unlimited patience and devotion, Scherri Edwards, RN, of Royalston is actively engaged in international equine agility competition — and she may soon become a world champion. Scherri’s 11-year-old miniature mule, named Maggie Mulie, does such a good job of completing an obstacle course that...

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