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At the northern edge of the Quabbin Reservoir, Rick Flematti has his camera at the ready for interesting waterfowl â€" and whatever else catches his eye. To the right is his copyrighted winning photo of a male fox and its kit, which was taken off Vaughn Road in town. It was chosen for a coveted spot in the Nature Conservancy calendar for 2018.
A furry male fox and his kit are featured in a photograph chosen by the Nature Conservancy to grace the cover of its 2018 calendar. The photographer who recently received word of this high honor is Rick Flematti of Athol, 66, one of several talented nature photographers living in the North Quabbin...
This month, the rulers of Pakistan stepped up a campaign against blasphemy, frightening news from an Islamic nation where insulting the official religion is a capital crime. From an American perspective, this would merely be another distant nation’s horror — if it weren’t for one aspect of the...
DEAR READERS: Today marks the 100th anniversary of America’s entry into World War I. In commemoration, I’m mentioning a special initiative to save America’s war letters. Almost 20 years ago I wrote about a historian, Andy Carroll, who had launched a project to seek out and preserve war-related...
S.J.Res 34, have you heard of it? That’s the official name of the new federal ruling that has passed through the Senate and been signed by the Trump Administration that allows for Internet Service Providers (ISPs) to sell your browser history to whoever offers up the cash, and once a company has...
The U.S. Postal Service will issue a first-class rate forever stamp on April 11 in honor of Robert Panara, an advocate for educating hearing-impaired people. The design will feature a portrait of Panara communicating in sign language. This stamp will be issued in panes of 20 self-adhesive stamps...
DEAR ABBY: I have been married for three years. We are both retired. Five months after the wedding, my husband let me know that he wasn’t interested in having sex anymore. We no longer share a bedroom. He’s overweight, not in the best of health, and refuses to change his diet or exercise. I feel...
Editor, Daily News The Fresh Air Fund looks forward to celebrating National Volunteer Week every year. I would like to extend my heartfelt gratitude to our inspiring volunteers, hosts and supporters in the area northwest of Boston. Their continued dedication to our New York City children is...
DEAR ABBY: My daughter is graduating from high school in May. She has been accepted to a prestigious university, entirely due to her own hard work and dedication. My father-in-law recently informed us that his new wife had selected our daughter’s graduation present, and they are excited to give...
Fairy tales make for excellent Disney movies, even a second time around. In recent years Disney has re-made many of their older movies based on age old stories such as ‘Snow White’ and ‘The Jungle Book’. However this time around they are making the movies live action rather than animated with...
Tiffany Vazquez will never forget the phone call she received at the beginning of 2016 from Turner Classic Movies vice-president of production, Sean Cameron, offering the 29-year-old Brooklyn classic film fan a rare opportunity. “Sean asked if I would be interested in becoming the new daytime...

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