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To harvest an antlerless deer in Massachusetts, a hunter must possess a valid hunting or sporting license as well as an Antlerless Deer Permit for the Wildlife Management Zone in which they intend to hunt. The Antlerless Deer Permit allows the harvest of ONE antlerless deer in the specified zone...
Dear Pet Talk: What kinds of animals can be “therapy animals?” — Susan; Lancaster, Mass. Dear Susan: This is my favorite question! Most people think this role is exclusive to dogs, since the concept of “service dogs” is so widespread. However, many species can become therapy animals, and...
The eighth investigation of the 2012 attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi ended like all the many investigations targeting Hillary Clinton over more than two decades. Millions in taxpayer dollars were spent with next to nothing accomplished. Clinton’s political opponents advertised her guilt...
DEAR ABBY: I’m 15. My problem is I often mouth off and insult people. When I’m asked to explain why I said what I did, I answer with, “I don’t know” or a shrug. It’s the truth. It upsets me that I act this way, and I have lost friends because of it. My parents think counseling and therapy are a...
Once again, the world has been reminded of the global threat of Islamic extremism, as news came Tuesday of yet another terrorist attack. Suicide bombers attacked the Istanbul Ataturk Airport, leaving at least 41 dead and over 200 wounded. Our thoughts are with all those affected by such a...
DEAR ABBY: I’m concerned about a photo my uncle posted to Facebook. It features my two female cousins, ages 6 and 2, shirtless. I know no harm was intended in posting the photo, as they are both adorable girls. However, I find it inappropriate that the 6-year-old — who is going into first grade —...
Editor, Daily News This a reminder that the Fourth of July parade in Petersham is Monday! Floats, dogs on leashes, and horses will be on view, with classic cars bringing up the rear. “Paulette Revere” said, “Don’t be late,” as she headed for Hardwick, crying out, “The British are coming, the...
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 signed up for iCloud but I am not enjoying it. Every...
The Market Basket company created this graphic image featuring the iconic gay rainbow flag plus elements of the United States flag. The firm's message on Facebook said, "We are one. We stand with Orlando. Our hearts are with the victims, their families and friends."
Diane Lincoln of Royalston, retired from Bruce’s Pharmacy and Bruce’s Browser, continues her late-in-life career as, in her words, “a singer-songwriter who happens to be a lesbian.” A song she wrote several years ago, “Change the Picture,” has the following lyrics that are relevant to the recent...
Republicans need to give Benghazi a rest. The terrorist attack on the U.S. consular compound in Benghazi, Libya, has been investigated, re-investigated, poked and prodded for nearly four years, yet a GOP-led House select committee on Tuesday found no wrongdoing by the woman running the State...

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