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The U.S. Postal Service will issue five stamps depicting sharks on July 26. These self-adhesive first-class rate forever stamps will be issued in panes of 20. The five shark species depicted on the stamps are the shortfin mako, pelagic thresher, great white, whale shark, and scalloped hammerhead...
DEAR ABBY: I have been married to a loving and supportive man for 15 years. We have been through a lot together and, for the most part, have been OK. My problem is my son, “Kyle.” Yes, I know Kyle is a liar who steals anything not nailed down. And yes, he needs help for his drug habit — but he...
My boat is just about perfect for me. It is a 1990 ProCraft equipped with a Mariner 115 horse outboard and 72 pound thrust marine-grade trolling motor. I have electric downriggers and a side planer for fishing Lake Ontario where the 18 and a half foot length and wide transom are just what the...
DEAR PET TALK: I have the time and space to foster a cat. Can you help me do that? ——— — HOPEFUL ——— DEAR HOPEFUL: God bless you! Foster families are definitely needed for cats, as there are a variety of rescue organizations in central Massachusetts who help get cats off the streets, or...
President Donald Trump’s 2018 budget eliminates a student loan program that wipes away education debt for some students who go to work as police officers, nurses or in other public service jobs. That’s bad news for a program that has been generally successful and is popular. The good news is that...
DEAR ABBY: My wife and I have been married just over a year. It’s the second marriage for both of us. Since our wedding, my father-in-law continually “reminds” us that he helped my wife financially after her divorce. He does it because he wants us to continually acknowledge that fact. I have...
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 PC is getting full. I’d like to delete some...
There are enough problems with U.S. elections without having to make them up. The Presidential Advisory Commission for Voter Integrity was created on the false premise that millions of illegal voters cost President Donald Trump the popular vote. Actual evidence has found tiny numbers of non-...
DEAR ABBY: When my wife was 17 (she’s now 54), she was in a car accident. She and her three friends were high and drunk. She suffered two skull fractures, which have affected her memory. She thinks it’s my job to remind her of things and becomes angry to the point of hitting things when I don’t do...
For me and many others in the North Quabbin community who have been upset about Hobby Lobby coming to the North Quabbin Commons in Athol, it was a welcome moment when Laurie Davidson’s letter to the editor was published in this newspaper July 8. I’m adding my voice to hers. She cited news...

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