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‘Leave Me Alone’   By Vera Brosgol ——— “Leave Me Alone” is a colorful and cheerfully illustrated book by Vera Brosgol. The illustrations have expressive details that bring the story to life. Children of all ages have enjoyed this new addition to the preschool classroom and it is a fun read-...
Nearly 2,0000 people took advantage of the chance to visit the MassWildlife Field Headquarters Saturday when the agency hosted an open house event. This writer was a couple hundred miles north in Rangeley, Maine where the New England Outdoor Writers Association celebrated 75 years as an...
Charlie's on the hunt -- and his tail position reflects that. Photo by Ashley Green Photography
DEAR PET TALK: Do cats have a language with their tails? — TRIXIE, age 8 DEAR TRIXIE: They sure do! Cats’ tails are a very important part of their anatomy, and one they use with enormous style. Cats who hold their tails up high are feeling confident about their surroundings. You can approach...
The hard left has nothing but contempt for President Trump and his policies — and his budget is no exception. Not only are progressives lambasting Mr. Trump for breaking with presidential tradition and releasing his budget while out of the country, they are also attacking the details of 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, Mass. 01331, or dropped off at the library. ****** Dear PC Doctor: Would you or the library consider running a...
The motives behind James T. Hodgkinson’s shooting rampage in Virginia remain unclear aside from his Facebook political rants and reported queries about the party affiliation of the victims he targeted at a GOP congressional baseball practice. But as Virginia Democratic Gov. Terry McAuliffe told...
DEAR ABBY: My 15-year-old son will be entering 10th grade. He has been a member of the school band since sixth grade. After performing in last year’s Christmas parade, a group of the students went to a nursing home to perform for the residents. When we arrived, I started to get out of the car with...
Editor, Daily News  On behalf of all the members of the Athol Police Department, I would like to thank the five hard working gentlemen, Robert MacDonald, Herm Savoy, Gary William, Tom William and Marty Robichaud who spent several hours on Tuesday morning weeding and cleaning the front gardens of...
Pamela Oddy and Candice Ashenden of Orange will be among area residents in same-sex relationships to participate in a public conversation following the screening of "Freedom to Marry" at the Athol Public Library on Tuesday, June 20. The couple celebrates their 20th anniversary on June 21, although same-sex marriage was not legal in the state until 2004. They have raised a son and a daughter together. Left to right -- Billy, Candi and Christi Ashenden, and Pam Oddy. 
On June 7, 2017, Gov. Charlie Baker, House Speaker Robert DeLeo and Senate President Stan Rosenberg declared June as LGBT [lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender] Pride Month in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.  Gov. Baker stated, “Massachusetts is proud to be a welcoming state and a champion for...
Letting her political passions get the better of her, comedian Kathy Griffin recently found herself grimly facing a camera wielded by her friend Tyler Shields. In the resulting photo, she stood without expression, thrusting forward a mask of Donald Trump dripping with fake blood. It was an image...

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