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Time to Find the Best Donuts

Time to Find the Best Donuts By Chris Geggis Figuring out the best donut shop, that is not one of the multitudes of Dunkin’ Donuts in the Lowell region started out innocently enough. I had a meeting in our office building at Connector Park in the Spaghettiville conference room. I…

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The Lost Towns of the Quabbin

The infrastructure that supports urban living has long been of interest to me. We turn a faucet and clean, safe water flows out, as regularly as the sun rises each morning. Making that happen was a great achievement of government, one of many that we often take for granted. But…

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Lowell Folk Festival: 1990-94

1990 Friday, Jul 27, 1990 – Saturday, July 28, 1990 – Sunday,  July 29, 1990 The first Lowell Folk Festival, after three iterations of the National Folk Festival in Lowell, was a great success. The South Common remained the site of the evening performances, but Boarding House Park was added…

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DIY Lowell Update

Some news from DIY Lowell . . . DIY Lowell’s New Program Director Will Build Community through Partnerships Do-It-Yourself (DIY) Lowell is excited to announce that Alexis Ploss has been selected as the organization’s new Program Director, effective immediately. DIY Lowell’s Program Director manages all aspects of the grassroots group,…

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