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DEAR ABBY: After my future son-in-law moved in with our daughter, my husband and I stopped by unannounced to visit. He answered the door in his underwear and never bothered to go put on a pair of shorts. We didn’t say anything and, of course, didn’t stay long. It was close to Christmas, so we...
I would like to begin by thanking all veterans who have served our country. Although this writer never served, my father did proudly as member of the Air Force 357th Fighter Group. He was an armorer on P-51 Mustangs, the fighter plane he proudly boasted “won the war” because it had enough range to...
Various fruits and vegetables are okay for dogs to consume in limited amounts. However, before feeding your dog any fruits and vegetables, do the research necessary to determine which are okay and in what quantity. Public domain photo
DEAR PET TALK: Is it safe to give a pet broccoli? — MAX, Boys and Girls Club, Leominster ———  DEAR MAX: What did dogs eat before dog food? Anything they could scavenge — or that their people shared with them. Early in “Little House on the Prairie” by Laura Ingalls Wilder, the family dog...
How can we possibly say “thank you” enough? That is the question which we as a nation must ask ourselves each year on Veterans Day and certainly 2017 is no exception. How can we thank a generation of young Americans who left the farms and the small towns and the cities, and went to France to...
DEAR ABBY: I’m a 17-year-old girl and a junior in high school. I have a crush on a guy who’s 14 and a freshman. I know age gaps don’t matter as much later on, but the difference between 17 and 14 can be drastic. “Jake” is really sweet, and he’s as interested in me as I am in him (unlike the boys...
Editor’s Note: Questions should be directed to PC Doctor, care of the Athol Public Library, info@athollibrary.org or Athol Public Library, 568 Main St., Athol, MA 01331 or dropped off at the library. ****** Dear PC Doctor: I use Windows 10. Sometimes, I can see my taskbar, and sometimes, I...
When the opportunity suits him, President Donald Trump has no problem exploiting tragedy for political advantage. Just look at how quickly he reacted after New York police released the identity of Sayfullo Saipov, the Uzbek attacker who mowed down eight people on a bike path in Manhattan on Oct....
DEAR ABBY: I missed the funeral of a long-time family friend, “Tom,” because I foolishly relied on one of my relatives to let me know when the service was and she didn’t. I had to go out of town two days after Tom died, but I should have called someone before I left so I could revise my travel...
Editor, Daily News To start this letter, I want to make it clear that I do not have Facebook, email or texting and I’m not the only one, but I am interested in the business of the town of Orange and consequently watch the board of selectmen’s meeting every week. Apparently, I miss a lot by not...
Located at the far end of the Market Basket building, the Athol branch of the Workers Credit Union will open soon. Photo by Gail Oswald
With a “soft opening” slated for December, the Workers Credit Union (WCU) will welcome members, new and old, to its newest branch (its 16th) in Athol’s North Quabbin Commons. This is something to celebrate, especially in light of the WCU’s fascinating history. Founded in 1914 in Fitchburg, the...

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