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Before I start this review I would like to thank the gentleman (thank you Ray) who took time to stop by my desk while visiting the Athol Daily News newsroom on Friday to compliment my movie reviews.  ‘Allegiant’, the first part in the ending of the ‘Divergent’ series continues the science...
Last week, MassWildlife Turkey Project Leader David Scarpitti gave a talk on the wild turkey in Massachusetts at the Mahar Fish’N Game Club Game Supper at Mahar Regional. He noted that wild turkeys are prized game birds and have responded remarkably well to restoration and management programs....
Dear Readers:  Be PAWSitive: Therapy Pets and Community Education is assisting an after school program at Longsjo Middle School, Fitchburg.  Recently, the question of “dogs jumping up when owner returns” arose as a topic of conversation after reading an article in Your Dog, published by...
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 have an iPhone. I want to send my daughter some...
Two friends of mine who are committed anti-war activists, Genevieve Fraser of Orange and Anna Gyorgy of Wendell, have been involved in welcoming a visitor from Israel named Jeff Halper and arranging speaking opportunities for him. They notified me about his visit, but as I am opposed to Halper’s...
The U.S. Mint will issue two new coin products this week. To order coins from them, visit their website at www.usmint.gov, or call 800-USA-MINT. On March 24, the mint will begin taking orders for the National Park Service commemorative coins. These will consist of a five-dollar face value gold...
Hi folks! I didn’t have much to write about this week so I decided to just double up on the puzzles. In puzzle number 1 it is White’s turn to move. Mate in three. In puzzle number 2 the Black king was in checkmate but I removed a piece from the board. Your challenge is to determine what piece is...
Known for his trademark salutation, “Hello Dere!” and bug-eyed comic stare and wild Brillo-pad hair, veteran comedian Marty Allen is still making audiences laugh. He’ll be appearing at the Las Vegas Rampart Casino on March 26. “I get up in the morning and the only thing that doesn’t hurt is my...
Most romantic comedy movies make women out to be either the pretty girl next door or an evil monster out to ruin things for other characters. The 2015 movie ‘Trainwreck’ breaks that mold and is directed by comic director Judd Apatow (Knocked Up, 40 Year Old Virgin) and written by popular comedian...
MassWildlife Recruitment National Archery in the Schools Coordinator Astrid Huseby announced Thursday night at the Mahar Fish’N Game Club Game Supper that the Mahar National Archery in the Schools Team was the winner in a competition with Franklin County Tech NASP team held recently. In addition...

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