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Best Back Seat Passenger

Best Back Seat Passenger By Nancye Tuttle My grandson Jack turned 16 on April 4. He’s a tall, handsome kid with a winning smile and friendly personality. Like other Massachusetts 16-year-olds, he couldn’t wait for the big day because it meant one thing — he could get his learner’s permit.…

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D-Day in Lowell, June 6, 1944

The weather in Lowell was mostly sunny and warm on Monday, June 5, 1944. Across the Atlantic Ocean, things were quite different. In the English Channel, high winds caused heavy seas and low clouds enveloped the coast of France. The forecast caused General Dwight Eisenhower, the Supreme Allied Commander, to…

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Wapack Hike for the Wild

Wapack Hike for the Wild: Two Local Couples Strive to Protect Open Space and Wild Land On June 6, 2020, Emilie-Noelle Provost and Robert Hamilton of Lowell and Suzanne and Thomas Perry of Londonderry, New Hampshire, will hike the entire 21.5 Wapack Trail, which runs north-south from Ashburnham and Ashby,…

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Irish Grave Monuments in Lowell

A recent journal article authored by some familiar names contributes important new evidence to our understanding of the earliest Irish immigrants in Lowell. “Migration and Memorials: Irish Cultural Identity in Early Nineteenth-Century Lowell, Massachusetts” (published in the International Journal of Historical Archaeology on December 18, 2019) examines the iconography of…

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