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Sequels are something many movie fans always fear when they like the first movie, myself included. But "22 Jump Street," released last year, surpassed my sequel fears and was on par with its predecessor 2012 movie "21 Jump Street." The original as many would guess it is a film remake of the late...
Dear Twin City Paws, We are looking for a kitten, and our neighbor's cat who is usually an indoor cat, but got out just once, just had kittens and says we can have one! How do we prepare for having a kitten in our life?  Kitten Krazy Dear Kitten Krazy, Okay, we're going to take a deep...
Editor, Daily News Over the past 15 to 20 years, party politics (always a part of government) have taken over government. Our elected officials, both senators and representatives, vote not on behalf of the constituents, but rather based on demands of their political party, seemingly with little...
On Sept. 29, 2015, the Berkshire Natural Resources Council (BNRC) received the Francis W. Sargent Conservation Award from the Massachusetts Fisheries and Wildlife Board for its conservation of the Commonwealth's natural resources and for its contributions to the sporting community. BNRC is the...
After a Metrolink passenger train with an engineer text-messaging at the controls slammed into a freight train in Los Angeles in 2008, killing 25 people and injuring 135, Congress finally passed a law ordering railroads to install systems that could automatically slow or stop trains in dangerous...
DEAR ABBY: I'm a 17-year-old girl, and all my life I have had trouble accepting gifts, even inexpensive ones. I do believe it's the thought that counts, but I have trouble expressing gratitude. An example: My brother was disappointed by my reaction when he got me soap shaped like a rock last...
Editor, Daily News Mental Illness Awareness Week is Oct. 4 through Oct. 10. We at the National Alliance on Mental Illness of Massachusetts (NAMI Mass) want people to be aware of the fact that mental health conditions affect one in four adults. We want people to know that these disorders are...
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 a Samsung Convoy 3 phone and I don't know how...
Editor, Daily News Front page article on Oct. 1 carried a headline "Kinder Morgan: There is a critical need for additional natural gas capacity in NE." Opinions swirl around KM's proposal. I do not pretend to have all the answers but I have one point. When KM folks spoke to us at the Athol...
During a morning press conference this week NASA announced that, using spectral analysis, the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter detected what scientists believe to be definitive signs of liquid water on Mars. No, the orbiter didn't detect water flowing through mythical "canals" once thought to be...

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