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Bush Runs Aground

I became a little pensive when I read former President George H W Bush ran his boat aground in Maine Monday. Personal history caused what you might consider an unusual reaction. I am lucky enough to spend a lot of time in Southern Maine. Over the years I have seen…

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A Hemingway Memory

I find it fascinating when a current event brings back a life memory.It happened to me just this week. I was listening to the morning news with my wife whena report came on about the running of the bulls in Pamplona, Spain (the Spanish call it encierro). Hold on hold…

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Hyper-local Weather in Lowell

The weather is unquestionably the top story this week…and UMass Lowell’s Weather Center provides the best Lowell weather forecast around.  The University’s Department of Environmental Earth, and Atmospheric Sciences maintains the website. It is one thing to listen or watch  Boston forecasters but it is a completely different experience to…

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Keeping Cool

The temperature was in the 90’s yesterday. It is going to be in the 90’s today and tomorrow, then, according to local forecasters, it will cool down to the upper 80’s for the remainder of the week.  So with all this heat and humid around, how do you keep cool?…

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Born on the 4th of July

I  always wished I had been born on the fourth of July…can you just image your birthday being filled with parades, fireworks and barbeques every year?. Who cares that the celebration is not for you…it doesn’t matter. It would be a blast anyway (excuse the pun). Below is a list…

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UMass Lowell Falcons

“A pair of peregrine falcons nesting on the roof of the 18-story Fox Hall at UMass Lowell successfully hatched 2 chicks this spring. On June 2, a team from the Massachusetts Division of Fisheries & Wildlife checked their status & put I.D. bands around their legs. As usual, the chicks’…

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