‘Oranges at Christmas’

This post was first heard as a radio essay on the Sunrise program of WUML, 92.5 FM, at UMass Lowell. Executive producer Chris Dunlap assembled writers in the area for the daily essay feature, a  popular component of the morning public affairs show. I have shared this essay with readers…

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Re-dedication of Pawtucket Prism

This past Tuesday, the Pawtucket Prism public artwork alongside the UMass Lowell Inn & Conference Center at the confluence of Pawtucket Canal and Concord River, was re-dedicated on Tuesday. Paul Marion was there and wrote a blog post about the event and its significance.  Tony Sampas was also there with…

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‘Pawtucket Prism’ Renewal Is a Classic Lowell Partnership Success

Ribbon-cutting at the restored “Pawtucket Prism” (web photo courtesy of Marie Sweeney). From left, Jay Linnehan, Steve Joncas, Paul Marion, Celeste Bernardo, Mayor Edward Kennedy, Jim Campbell, Nancy Donahue, Belinda Juran, Evan Schapiro, and artist Michio Ihara. About 75 people yesterday attended the re-dedication of the “Pawtucket Prism” sculpture by…

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