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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, Daily News Two articles will be presented for consideration by the attendees of the Dec. 7 special town meeting in Athol. Unfortunately, I will not be able to attend the meeting so I would like to take this opportunity to express my objection to Article 2. Three of the four members of...
While most Americans were feasting on Thanksgiving turkey and pumpkin pie, the Obama administration may have been thankful that people were not paying attention to the 2,224 new regulations it is proposing. The government is required to publish an agenda of regulatory activities twice a year and...
DEAR ABBY: I am 16 and my old friend from grammar school is getting married next month. I just received a wedding invitation in the mail. However, my mother does not approve of her getting married at such a young age (she’s 18) and has forbidden me to go or even talk to her. I haven’t seen this...
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...
In 2010, the Government Accountability Office concluded that “membership in a terrorist organization does not prohibit a person from possessing firearms or explosives under current federal law. Indeed, according to the GAO, between 2004 and 2014 suspected terrorists attempted to purchase guns...
DEAR ABBY: After a marriage of many years, I have come to realize ours has become simply one of convenience. My husband is a negative and controlling person who gripes about everything and anything. He has developed no friendships or interests of his own, and I have to battle with him to even have...
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...
DEAR ABBY: When I was 19 and played bass in a rock band, I fell in love with a guy I’ll call “Brian.” He was three years older and also a musician. We had the best times together — we were young and wild without a care in the world. But the years rolled on and we got older. After six years...

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