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Donald Trump is a lot of things, but he’s not Adolf Hitler. While perusing social media for news tips on a daily basis, we see a lot of nonsensical things. Many of them are political in nature. Most recently, photos of Adolf Hitler beside President Trump have caught our attention. “Fascism has...
DEAR ABBY: My ex-husband is coming to our small town to celebrate our daughter’s graduation. He is bringing along his parents. I’m happy they are coming to show love and support for our daughter; however, his mother has dementia. She’s difficult to deal with now, and my ex doesn’t manage the...
Members of the Deerfield River Watershed’s Chapter of Trout Unlimited gathered last weekend to hold the chapter’s annual “Single-Fly” Fundraising Tournament. Local Fishing Guide Eric Halloran successfully defended his title, winning for the third year in a row. Dick Quinn regained his title in the...
Oliver loves to groom his brother Charlie, and vice versa! Photo by Ashley Green Photography
DEAR PET TALK: Now that it’s spring, my cat is shedding a lot. Do cats get thicker coats in winter? — Cat Lover ——— DEAR CAT LOVER: Cats’ coats can change from summer to winter. Factors include breed of cat, climate where it lives, and the variety of fur. As attractive as the cat coat is, it...
Editor, Daily News I am writing to ask the voters of Athol to approve Article 38, a citizen’s petition to reduce the use of single-use plastic shopping bags in Athol, which will be voted on at the June 12 Town Meeting. This article would ban grocery and retail stores from packing customers’...
Corporate shareholders are using their voting power to influence greater transparency by companies about the financial consequences of climate change. Big investors could turn out to be the environmental movement’s best friends in pressuring major corporations to address climate concerns. A...
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: I am curious about websites. Some end in .com, ....
One issue where most Americans — 76 percent of them — find common ground is the high price of prescription drugs. President Donald Trump campaigned on the issue and since his inauguration repeatedly has promised to bring drug prices down. Most Democrats and many Republicans in Congress agree. So...
DEAR ABBY: I’m in a second marriage, which was only for the benefit of insurance so my husband could get insurance through my employer’s plan. We were together for many years before getting married. He received the health care he needed, and I’m ready to move forward with my life as a single...
Editor, Daily News After reading the article in the paper and Ms. Thomas’ “Letter to the Editor” concerning the Military Expo, I decided to go to the Expo and see what it was all about. I saw volunteers trying to preserve history and remind Americans of the sacrifices of thousands of brave men...

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