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Editor, Daily News I am writing in support of Alan Dodge who is running for re-election as a selectman for the town of Athol. Alan Dodge is rooted in our community and has shown he has what it takes to represent the people of Athol. One only needs to look back at the recent controversy...
This graphic featuring a quotation from Lysander Spooner and his portrait was posted in a right-wing blog called "90 Miles From Tyranny." The same quotation could be useful in a left-wing blog.
Only three years ago, our community was excited about Athol native Shawn Patterson (born 1965) whose song “Everything Is Awesome” in the Lego movie was nominated for an Academy Award. At that moment, with lots of media attention, he was this town’s most famous native son. He’s still my Facebook...
FBI Director James Comey delivered a stinging rebuke to President Donald Trump on Monday, telling the House Intelligence Committee that there was no evidence that former President Barack Obama had overseen or ordered any wiretapping of the president’s former residence at Trump Tower. Trump had...
DEAR ABBY: I’m a young man in my mid-20s, and I have a deeper voice than my stature would typically suggest. Close friends even get thrown off when I talk to them if they haven’t seen me in a while. I’m fairly happy with it, and people often ask if I do radio or voice acting. I run into problems,...
Editor, Daily News The Athol Daily News, March 25-26 edition covered a meeting between Petersham Assessor Dana Kennan and the selectboard, along with the Advisory Finance Committee. Mr. Kennan explained an interest to eliminate the tax on farm animals, saying there really isn’t a way to know who...
There’s a move afoot in the Wisconsin legislature to join 28 other states in calling for a constitutional convention to write a balanced budget amendment to the U.S. Constitution. It’s a bad idea for two reasons: First, the amendment is a political gimmick, nothing more than a trick. Second, such...
DEAR ABBY: I’ve been married to my second husband for 14 years. He’s a great provider, but mentally and emotionally abusive. I want to leave him, but I’m scared to live on my own. We both work, but he makes a lot of money — which I do not — so I guess you can say, financially I’m comfortable....
There is now a wealth of evidence that public charter schools, private schools and other school choice policies tend to improve educational outcomes, but a new study shows that they can have economic and community revitalization benefits as well. The study from EdChoice, a nonprofit school...
The U.S. Postal Service will issue a forever first-class postage stamp on March 31 to note the bicentennial of Mississippi statehood. This stamp, featuring a guitar player, will be issued in panes of 20. Rietta Fleamarket in Hubbardston is scheduled to open for the season on April 2, but field...
DEAR ABBY: My 21-year-old daughter has a 6-month-old child. The father is a 36-year-old man who was recently deported to Mexico. He continues to contact her and wants her to travel to Mexico to visit him. I am terrified of all the things that could happen to her if she goes. I don’t trust him. I...

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