Author Archive

The Waitresses of America

The Waitresses of America By David Daniel The trucker crumpled his napkin, dropped it on the Formica counter, and rose. “You’re brave, young lady,” he said. The waitress smiled tentatively. “I am?” “Serving food this bad? Shit, yeah.” From where I sat three stools away I saw her cheeks warm,…

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Vesna Nuon for Mayor

 Here’s a communication received from the Vesna Nuon Committee: Major change is coming to Lowell, and I would like to lead us through this change as the city’s next mayor. In the next two years, Lowell will see the adoption of a new form of government, the beginning of the…

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2019 Lowell Election (Unofficial) Results

UPDATE: This post reflects City Hall number which differ substantially from those shown above which were previously posted here. City Council Rita Mercier – 5191 Vesna Nuon – 4821 John Drinkwater – 4788 Rodney Elliott – 4738 Sokhary Chau – 4321 John Leahy – 4182 Dave Conway – 3738 Bill…

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“Talking to Kids about Drugs”

Talking to Kids about Drugs By David Daniel David Daniel draws on his career as a school teacher for this fictionalized conversation with students. “Mr. Dunn—back in the day—did you do drugs a lot?” Leo Dunn loves high school students. Loves their curiosity, their smarts, the way their minds work.…

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Lillian Lamoureux, SFCC (1925-2019)

Earlier this week I noticed an obituary for Lillian Lamoureux. The name was immediately familiar from my Lowell history research. I don’t recall ever meeting Lillian, but my two co-bloggers, Marie Sweeney and Paul Marion, have mentioned her frequently in past conversations. Here’s what Marie posted on her Facebook page…

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Friends of Libraries Week

This is National Friends of Libraries Week. The Friends of the Pollard Memorial Library will be observing this occasion with two events: Thursday, October 24 at 6pm in the Community Meeting Room: Friends of the Pollard Memorial Library Meet & Greet. This is your chance to learn more about the…

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Lowell High Class of 1959

Lowell High Class of 1959 By Kendall Wallace Lowell—-There is a very special feeling one gets when you have the opportunity to see people you knew 60 years ago as teenagers walking the halls of Lowell High School. Last week nearly 100 classmates from the LHS class of 1959 gathered…

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Lowell Election System Options

On Monday, October 7, 2019, City Manager Eileen Donoghue and the city’s Law Department convened a panel discussion on the two new election system options that will appear on the November 5, 2019, municipal election ballot. The moderator was Lisa Handley, Ph.D., a national expert in voter data analysis and…

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Like Finding Money

Like Finding Money By David Daniel David Daniel, a frequent contributor to this site, a prolific novelist and writer, and a former teacher, shares the following story. The jackpot kept growing. Each Wednesday and Saturday evening at six the lottery commission would tumble the little numbered balls, but the ticketholders…

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