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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 Dr: I heard there’s a way to save PDFs to my iPhone. I’m...
Conservatives across the United States pinned a target on the back of Planned Parenthood long before a doctored videotape circulated in 2015 purporting to show the organization’s abortion providers talking about harvesting fetal tissue for research. They didn’t care that the truth is only a...
DEAR ABBY: I’m a 57-year-old lady. I have been a widow 23 years and chose not to date while raising my daughter, who is now 26. I would now like to meet a nice man to spend time with, but I suffer from an affliction many older women deal with — alopecia. My hair is very thin, but with wigs and...
Editor, Daily News During WWII Germany and Japan had Axis Sally and Tokyo Rose who demoralized our fighting men. They spoke in hushed voices like you’d hear on NPR. Things like, “Your wife or girlfriend was bedding down with conscientious objectors, 4-F civilians or draft dodgers.” If they had...
 This sign, posted on Route 2A in front of Cumberland Farms across from McDonald's, is seen by motorists heading west. The boundary between the Worcester County town of Athol and the Franklin County of Orange is a short distance west of the sign.  Photo by Robert Curley
The nine-town region served by the Athol Daily News has been called the North Quabbin for several decades. This kind of naming has been called “place branding,” a crucial part of efforts to promote tourism and other businesses. The subject of branding was on page one of the Daily News recently...
The most insidious thing about public records exemptions is that they sometimes seem so reasonable. Examples can be seen in some exemptions that the Florida Legislature is considering this session. Bills aimed at preventing attorneys from abusing the records law for profit, barring the release...
DEAR ABBY: I have an issue with my father and don’t know where to turn. Dad is in his early 80s and — aside from poor eyesight — he’s in good health. I’m concerned because he has developed an unusual habit. He likes to look through the dumpsters behind the grocery store. Initially he told me it...
Have you ever wondered what it would be like to travel around the moon? Next year, two people will reportedly be taking this trip of a lifetime. What they will see and experience on the mythical celestial object that orbits our Earth is anyone’s guess. Until now, only highly trained astronauts...
DEAR ABBY: My son and his wife just gave us the news that they are expecting their first child. They have waited five years for this wonderful milestone, and I am delighted. I know they will be excellent parents. I remember seeing a short poem in your column called “Success.” Could you reprint...
On March 3, 23-year-old Jonathan Morales, a student at the University of Illinois in Champaign-Urbana, died when he fell from a fourth-floor balcony after drinking with friends to celebrate a student tradition known as “Unofficial St. Patrick’s Day.” He probably would be alive today, instead of...

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