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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 Doctor: My daughter’s school has issued each student a...
If there’s a tougher job than public relations at United Airlines these days, it has to be White House press secretary. Sean Spicer each day confronts an overwhelmingly hostile army of reporters, some of whom have been labeled “enemies of the people” by a president who often speaks without having...
DEAR ABBY: More than 10,000 baby boomers in the U.S. turn 65 every day, and enter the “age of risk” for Alzheimer’s disease. I have witnessed the devastating effects of this disease in my work as a neurologist, as a clinical researcher, and sadly, in my own family. The good news is that we are...
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“A true New York City institution, ‘Chicago, The Musical,’ has everything that makes Broadway great,” the show’s website says, and on stage every night, playing in the jazz band central to the show, is David W. “Dave” Bargeron. This Athol native, with music in his blood, is now 74 years old but...
We love Mother Earth and look forward to Earth Day, April 22. These are exciting times for energy, as innovation improves the conversion of wind, solar and geothermal heat into power for our offices, homes and electric cars. Our lives improve as energy options increase. On a day we celebrate...
DEAR ABBY: My ex-husband had an affair with a woman who was one of my dearest friends. My heart is broken; my marriage is over. I have lost my home and my friend. It has been a struggle for me to recover. My daughter, with whom I am very close, continues to have a relationship with this woman....
The Air Force dropped “the mother of all bombs” on Afghanistan on Thursday. Public anxiety caused “World War 3” searches on Google to hit their highest level since the search engine began keeping records in 2004. The bombing has the world’s population on edge, as people of all nations speculate...
DEAR ABBY: My husband and I have been into swinging for 20 years. Everything has always been “no strings attached.” I was with one man several times before he married his current wife. She’s very religious, not into swinging and doesn’t know he is. I’m so attracted to “Nick” that I dream about...
Robinson wasn’t the best player. But he was the right player. Seventy years ago Saturday, Jackie Robinson had a mundane Major League Baseball debut for the Brooklyn Dodgers. He started at first base and batted second in the order, going hitless in four plate appearances in the Dodgers’ season-...
The U.S. Postal Service will issue six first-class forever-rate stamps on April 20 celebrating food dishes from Central and South America. This will be issued in a double-sided booklet pane of 20 self-adhesive "Delicioso" stamps. Foods featured on the stamps will be tamales, flan, sancoho,...

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