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General McChrystal’s Fate

The infamous Rolling Stone profile of General Stanley McChrystal is now online. The reports that burst into the public eye yesterday are all true and perhaps a bit understated. The upper echelons of the military are exceedingly political. The image of the non-ideological warrior is a myth; it’s just that…

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Stray Dogs

Sunday morning I did a quick post about the two stray dogs that wandered into my life. They’re gone now, but they left quite an impression. Here’s what happened. Early Sunday we were just getting home from walking our own dog when we spotted two strays down the street sniffing…

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Sunrise in Lowell

While driving to the Y at 5 this morning, I was met with this view as I passed through the intersection of Wilder and Pine Streets in the Highlands. I pulled over and snapped this picture with my cell phone. Even though the car was stationary, the picture is a…

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Charles Cowley – Week 2

In 1868, Lowell resident Charles Cowley wrote the “Illustrated History of Lowell”, a book filled with fascinating facts about our city. Here’s my second weekly compilation of “tweeting” from Cowley’s book: June 13 – In 1669 Wannalancet fearing a Mohawk attack built a fort on a hill in Belvidere called…

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Missing Dogs in Highlands?

We came upon these two dogs when we returned home from walking our own dog at 7 this morning. While they look intimidating, they’re both very friendly and have matching collars but no tags. We put them in our back yard and are trying to track down the owner. We…

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More on Frederick Ayer

Here’s some more information on Frederick Ayer to accompany Marie’s post from earlier today: Frederick Ayer died on March 14, 1918 in Thomasville, Georgia where he was spending the winter. He was 93 years old and had been one of Lowell’s wealthiest and most influential citizens. According to “The Biographical…

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Car Break Alert

The Lowell Police Department blog reports and uptick in break-ins to cars in the city, especially in South Lowell and Lower Belvidere. The police point out that in two-thirds of the breaks, the car doors were left unlocked. They urge everyone to always lock car doors and to refrain from…

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Battle of Bunker Hill

Two hundred thirty-five years ago today, 2400 regular troops of the British Army seeking to drive 1200 American rebels off of a hill just north of Boston engaged in a deadly battle that left half the British and one-third of the Americans killed or wounded. It was just two months…

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