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Too much of anything isn’t good for you. Even chess! It is with this in mind that I will hold myself away from the Mild Knights Chess Club Tuesday (today) at 5. I have plans to visit the Greenfield chess club on Wednesday evening and I will still be at the Wild Knights meeting on Thursday, so I...
Reversal in the mortality rate for middle-aged white America begs a question: Why? Some studies yield such troubling findings that you just hope they’re wrong. But so far, no errors have surfaced in new mortality research on a subset of middle-aged white Americans. In short, too many are dying...
Editor, Athol Daily News Low scores of the recent MCAS testing of the Athol/Royalston Regional School District students is again disappointing. As a taxpayer I have been saying for a number of years the education system in the district needed to be changed. It is broken. A committee member,...
DEAR ABBY: Last year my boyfriend and I moved across the country to Arizona so he could be closer to his friends and family. My entire family lives on the East Coast. Recently it seems like our plan to marry and start a family keeps getting pushed further and further into the future. I’m 35; he’...
Kaye Ballard in The Girl Most Likely -- RKO 1958.
Following the success of her 2006 memoir “How I Lost 10 Pounds in 53 Years,” Kaye Ballard is currently working on a second autobiographical volume tentatively titled “The First 90 Years Are the Hardest.” “It will be more in-depth about the people I’ve worked with in show business,” said Ballard...
Editor, Daily News I am writing this letter to get something off my chest. To set the record straight for the 200 current Rodney Hunt employees losing their jobs, and the thousands of former RHC employees who made the company a success. My perspective on this matter is that of a former 30-year...
In the wake of the fallout from the police shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Mo., last year, President Barack Obama announced a three-year, $263 million community policing initiative, which included $75 million to help local law enforcement agencies purchase 50,000 body cameras. The Justice...
The U.S. Mint will begin taking orders for the 2015 National Park Quarters Uncirculated Coin Set on Nov. 18. This set will consist of one of each of the five quarters from all three mints in circulation quality strikes. The set will be in plastic and cardboard packaging, and is sold for a...
DEAR ABBY: My husband works as a bouncer at a strip club. I was OK with it at first, but then he started making friends with the dancers and waitresses. They exchange phone numbers, and he talks to some of them late at night when I’m sleeping. I get upset and jealous that these women are getting...
The ‘Mad Max’ movie series is a classic action set, that first debuted in 1979, about life in the future post apocalyptic Australia were water and gas are heavily sought after treasures. Earlier this year, series director George Miller brought it back with the fourth installment ‘Fury Road.’ ‘...

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