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Terrorists are using Playstations to communicate...ya, umm nope.  Seems like every time there is some type of violent event, be it a shooting or whatnot, it always, at some point and in some way, comes back to video games. This is a topic I’ve wanted to tackle before but it’s not an easy one...
Too much of anything isn’t good for you. Even chess! It is with this in mind that I will hold myself away from the Mild Knights Chess Club Tuesday (today) at 5. I have plans to visit the Greenfield chess club on Wednesday evening and I will still be at the Wild Knights meeting on Thursday, so I...
Kaye Ballard in The Girl Most Likely -- RKO 1958.
Following the success of her 2006 memoir “How I Lost 10 Pounds in 53 Years,” Kaye Ballard is currently working on a second autobiographical volume tentatively titled “The First 90 Years Are the Hardest.” “It will be more in-depth about the people I’ve worked with in show business,” said Ballard...
The U.S. Mint will begin taking orders for the 2015 National Park Quarters Uncirculated Coin Set on Nov. 18. This set will consist of one of each of the five quarters from all three mints in circulation quality strikes. The set will be in plastic and cardboard packaging, and is sold for a...
The ‘Mad Max’ movie series is a classic action set, that first debuted in 1979, about life in the future post apocalyptic Australia were water and gas are heavily sought after treasures. Earlier this year, series director George Miller brought it back with the fourth installment ‘Fury Road.’ ‘...
Dear Twin City Paws, We have two cats, both female, who don’t get along. Can you help us? — Hissy Fit Dear Hissy Fit, Cats, like people are individual and have distinct personalities. First, have the cat checked by your veterinarian to ensure it is healthy and have it spayed or neutered...
When the migratory bird regulations for this season were set last August, it seemed unlikely that anyone would still be hunting woodcock when that season would end on November 21. This year seems to one that is very different from the norm as far as migratory activity. Woodcock, ducks and geese...
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’m using Excel to create a mailing list. For some...
BOSTON — Beacon Hill Roll Call records local representatives’ and senators’ votes on roll calls from the week of Nov. 2-6. The House last week teed up and approved several pro-veteran bills. The bills now move to the Senate. Supporters said that the state’s veterans are heroes who deserve to be...
Alan Berman and Betsy Alkins of Warwick made their own special signs to display at the Nov. 10 pipeline hearing in Boston.  Photo by Rice Flanders
Two days ago in Boston, elected representatives from our region, including Susannah Whipps Lee (R-Athol), offered a joint statement of testimony designed to protect conservation land across the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. The testimony was given at a hearing of the Joint Committee on State...

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