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Tom Bosley and Marion Ross in the Happy Days episode "The First Thanksgiving" Courtesy of Miller-Milkis Productions/ABC
As the TV matriarch of the Cunningham clan in the sitcom “Happy Days,” Marion Ross appeared in over 250 episodes during the hit series 11-season run from 1974 to 1984. But one episode has special significance for the actress this time of year. In ‘The First Thanksgiving,’ broadcast two days...
Editor, Daily News I would characterize Franken’s behavior as a Saturday Night Live skit gone too far. As a theater person, I have encountered lots of bawdy parody from Shakespeare to vaudeville and accepted it for what it is — a parody of human impulses. And directors, actors/actresses stage...
The career-wrecking avalanche of sexual harassment cases continues unabated. Ever since The New York Times reported the multiple abuse allegations against film producer Harvey Weinstein, nearly three dozen prominent lawmakers, executives, news personalities and entertainers have been outed for...
DEAR ABBY: My 25-year-old son, “Jay,” would like to come home for Christmas. I’m paying, so I made his reservation yesterday. Late last night, he told my husband he needs to go back two days early because of work. This change will cost around $150 more than the $215 I’m already paying. Although...
Massachusetts hunters will take to the woods Monday morning as the 2017 shotgun season will commence a half hour before sunrise. Local hunters have been out and about scouting before the start of the season, looking for signs of deer activity. Right now, the mating season, referred to as the rut,...
Growing up in Gardner, Gardner-Oakmont football always took precedent on Thanksgiving Day. I’ve always gone to high school football games on and off and when I got to the high school level, I had attended every Thanksgiving matchup right up until this year, even when I lived in Worcester for a...
Is it right that people in nursing homes and families with disabled children should pay more taxes so corporations and wealthy Americans can pay less? That could be the worst part of the tax cut bill passed in the U.S. House last week. Republicans, including all six from Missouri and John...
DEAR ABBY: My husband’s sister “Cassie” and I got along well until we had kids. Our children are months apart in age, and parenting has brought out the differences in our beliefs in a way that has made it hard for us to get along. I’m a proponent of Western medicine. My kids are vaccinated. We...
Editor’s Note: Questions should be directed to PC Doctor, care of the Athol Public Library, info@athollibrary.org or Athol Public Library, 568 Main St., Athol, MA 01331 or dropped off at the library. ****** Dear PC Doctor: I use Outlook on my Dell PC for email (Hotmail). Recently, I get...
The basic cause of America’s student-loan crisis is no mystery: College tuition and fees continue to soar while the earnings of recent graduates remain flat. It shouldn’t be surprising that there’s also a straightforward way to lower the cost of a college degree: Reduce the amount of time it takes...

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