History

UMass Lowell Irish History Conference

UMass Lowell’s Center for Irish Partnerships joined with Queen’s University Belfast last week to present an Irish history conference at the Inn & Conference Center. “Remembering 1916” explored two major events of that year—The battle of the Somme in France and Belgium; and the Easter Rising in Dublin—and the impact…

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‘9/11’

I waited a long time before writing about 9/11, not because I didn’t want to but because I could not find the right words. I had composed a short, oblique poem called “The Cut” that delved into the way Nature tends to heal itself when it can, the way tree…

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Every Vote Counts

Today is primary election day in Massachusetts. Polls are open from 7 am until 8 pm. To find out where to vote and to see the ballot you will receive at the polling place, visit Secretary of State Bill Galvin’s “Find my election information” page. In the meantime, the following…

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