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The original artwork for Night Trap for Sega CD.
When I was a kid, say 12 years old or so, I saved up $200 worth of birthday and Christmas money and purchased a Sega CD gaming console. At the time I thought the CD-ROM, which attached to the side and bottom of the Sega Genesis video game console, was the future of gaming. While the Sega CD ended...
The U.S. Mint will begin accepting orders for the Ellis Island (New Jersey) National Park quarter on Aug. 28. These circulation-quality coins will be sold in bag and roll quantities from the Denver, Philadelphia, and San Francisco mints. To order coins from the mint, visit their website at www....
At some point everyone reaches a point in life when someone with all of the power tells them there is nothing they can to make things any better. Then there is the choice to either take what they are giving you lying down or stand up and fight to find another way, which is what we see in ‘Going in...
The Orange Gun Club, the oldest gun club in the state, continues the long tradition of hosting a field day today. If you like to eat good food, this event is a “can’t miss.” The eating menu’s first delight is a great clam chowder at 11 a.m. and it is worth the price of admission. That is followed...
TheraPAWS member Livvy, a Yorkie owned by Cheryl Maguy-Stewart, helps children read every month at Fitchburg Public Library. Submitted photo
DEAR PET TALK: Which size dogs have more trouble in hot weather, large or small? Or are they affected equally? — YORKIE OWNER DEAR YORKIE OWNER: That’s a timely question, given the season. We consulted two experts to get you an answer: Bonnie Simula, Veterinary Tech at Tender Heart...
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 forgot the password to my account on our PC! I...
 The lawn in front of the Wheeler Mansion could be in the first scene of a horror movie, or maybe a movie with a happy ending.  Photo by Gail Oswald
Tall weeds growing on the lawn in front of the massive Wheeler Mansion, 75 East Main St., Orange, give a clear signal that all is not well there. I’ve done some preliminary research into the situation, and a little further down in this column, I will tell you what I know. But first, here are the...
The U.S. Postal Service will issue four “Flowers From The Garden” stamps on Aug. 16. The self-adhesive forever first-class rate stamps will depict red camellias and yellow forsythia in a yellow pitcher; white peonies and tree peonies in a clear vase; blue hydrangeas in a blue pot; and white...
Mankind is not always friendly to things that are different and potentially dangerous. In ‘Kong: Skull Island,’ which was released earlier this year, we see just how true this really is.  In the early 1970s a monster hunting scientist named Bill Randa, played by John Goodman (Roseanne, The Big...
This writer has spent too little time fishing this summer. For a variety of reasons, including the fact that my outboard is still not running, my fishing has been limited to casting from the dock and a single trip with the trolling motor. There have been a few bass taken, including a couple of...

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