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Dear Twin City Paws, We have two cats, both female, who don’t get along. Can you help us? — Hissy Fit Dear Hissy Fit, Cats, like people are individual and have distinct personalities. First, have the cat checked by your veterinarian to ensure it is healthy and have it spayed or neutered...
When the migratory bird regulations for this season were set last August, it seemed unlikely that anyone would still be hunting woodcock when that season would end on November 21. This year seems to one that is very different from the norm as far as migratory activity. Woodcock, ducks and geese...
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’m using Excel to create a mailing list. For some...
Editor, Daily News Every once in a while there is some well-kept secret in town that needs to be shouted from the rooftops, and this is such an occasion. I spent over three weeks in the rehabilitation program at Athol Hospital following a surgery at UMass Medical in Worcester. I had broken my...
The fourth Republican debate showed the benefit of whittling down the participants from 11 to eight. The GOP hopefuls brought up themselves what we observed earlier: They agree that any of their tax-cut plans, despite differences on details, is better than the tax-raising proposals of Democratic...
DEAR ABBY: I’m 15 and live with my parents. My dad is an alcoholic who has finally figured out that he has had a problem for years. When I was in sixth grade, he left me once in the middle of the night (Mom was out of town) to go out drinking. Ever since that night, I have felt so much pain. I...
We’re sure some of you have gauged your advancing years by the number of pill bottles in your medicine box or cabinet. Now, there’s actual data that shows more Americans than ever — and not just old folks — are taking prescribed drugs. The Journal of the American Medical Association recently...
DEAR ABBY: When my husband and I bought our house, having children wasn’t yet on our minds. The master bedroom is at one end of the house; the other two bedrooms are at the opposite end. Two years into our marriage we got a surprise blessing — a baby girl. She’s now 3 and still sleeping in our...
BOSTON — Beacon Hill Roll Call records local representatives’ and senators’ votes on roll calls from the week of Nov. 2-6. The House last week teed up and approved several pro-veteran bills. The bills now move to the Senate. Supporters said that the state’s veterans are heroes who deserve to be...
Alan Berman and Betsy Alkins of Warwick made their own special signs to display at the Nov. 10 pipeline hearing in Boston.  Photo by Rice Flanders
Two days ago in Boston, elected representatives from our region, including Susannah Whipps Lee (R-Athol), offered a joint statement of testimony designed to protect conservation land across the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. The testimony was given at a hearing of the Joint Committee on State...

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