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New Poem by Tom Sexton

We have a new poem from Tom Sexton today, which he sent from his home in Alaska. In this new composition Tom recreates an extended moment in his Lowell youth, reflecting on a kind of confusion most of us have experienced. The details are just right in this self-portrait of…

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History as It Happens: Contributors part I

History as It Happens: Community Bloggers in Lowell, Mass. contains 500 pages of community writing by 40 contributors who cover politics, history, culture, economics and business, education, the environment, crime, urban planning, family, philanthropy, the law, health care, folklife, war and terrorism, media old and new, preservation, religion, sports, social…

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Impeachment, the 25th Amendment or neither? by Marjorie Arons-Barron

The entry below is being cross posted from Marjorie Arons-Barron’s own blog. It’s too early to talk seriously about Presidential impeachment. Increasing reports about apparent obstruction of  justice or enrichment of  Donald Trump’s own and  family businesses in violation of the emoluments clause are still at the fact-gathering stage, especially now that former FBI Director…

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Farewell, Uncle Tommy

One of my uncles passed away yesterday at 97 years old. In my family he was always “Uncle Tommy,” Thomas C. Brady of Lowell, raised along the Concord River and longtime resident of Centralville. He was in the US Navy in WWII, serving in the Atlantic and Pacific on ships…

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