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‘Jurassic World’ might just be one of the most popular movies to come out this year. As of the end of November the movie has made $652,198,01. It will keep even the biggest movie downer on the edge of their seat, maybe even make them jump a bit during the dinosaur sudden, closeups especially with...
Dear Twin City Paws, How often do you wash a dog?  — Keaveney Magennis of Memorial Middle School, Fitchburg Dear Keaveney, That is a great question and one with a number of answers that all depend on the dog in question. Some dogs are never bathed, and are fine, whereas others may get...
The Massachusetts shotgun season for whitetail deer opened Monday morning with the legal shooting hour being thirty minutes before sunrise. Since the sun rose at 6:58 a.m. that meant that the magic time was 6:28. Our hunting group of eight hardy souls had already enjoyed a breakfast of French...
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 was cleaning up the office at my new job. I found...
This rare close-up of a river otter was taken at an Ashburnham wetland. Photographer Bill Fournier, a retired Gardner police officer, will present a slide show of wildlife images at the annual meeting of the Millers River Watershed Council. The event is open to the public free of charge. It starts at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 16, at the Millers River Environmental Center, 100 Main St., Athol.  Photo by Bill Fournier
Two of the outstanding features of contemporary life in the North Quabbin are the strength and diversity of our natural resources and the endurance and growth of local agriculture. Two events in the near future offer an opportunity to understand and appreciate what we have. Humankind’s...
Just when I thought it was going to be a boring week Adobe goes and announces the “death” of Flash. To talk about Flash you have to talk about the thing that put a nail in its coffin, HTML5. HTML, or Hypertext Markup Language, is the name of the code that makes websites. Now, I’m no coder, in...
Last week’s column inadvertently left out the ordering date for the Saratoga National Park quarter. It went on sale Nov. 30. Also going on sale this week from the U.S. Mint will be the three-coin circulation quality set of the Saratoga quarters, on Dec. 1, and the five-ounce silver collector’s...
Reboots and continuations of older movies are definitely popular recently in Hollywood. It can be said that directors are recycling old ideas and plots. But it can be fun to watch a modern twist on an old classic. ‘Creed,’ the newest ‘Rocky’ movie takes all that was good about the early ‘Rocky’...
Hopefully everyone had a great Thanksgiving Day and enjoyed Thursday’s football game.  As I arrived on campus Thursday morning just before 9:30, I was surprised to not see Athol on the turf. I had assumed they were in the locker room only to be made aware of the situation by the Mahar coaching...
The shotgun season for deer opens Monday morning and there will be a lot of local sportsmen and women looking to fill the freezer with healthy venison. Hunters are reminded to wear at least 500 inches of hunter orange on their head, chest and back and always make sure of their target. Another...

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