Lowell People

Coming Soon. Tom Sexton’s Cummiskey Alley: New and Selected Lowell Poems

The Best of Tom Sexton’s Lowell Poems Tom Sexton (photo by Kevin Harkins); cover photo (detail) by Jack Delano; book design by Dennis Ludvino CUMMISKEY ALLEY: NEW AND SELECTED LOWELL POEMS is Tom Sexton’s second book with Loom Press. The book is available now for pre-order at www.loompress.com The author…

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Marie Sweeney’s Childhood Illness & Social Distancing in the ’50s

Remembering My Illness-Caused Separation, a Semi-Social Distancing By Marie Sweeney (March 25, 2020) Marie Sweeney, photograph by Kevin Harkins THIS MORNING A TWEET from Dan Rather took me way back in time to Spring 1953. I was in the fifth grade—in Sister Mildred’s class—a double-grade that included some sixth graders…

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Lillian Lamoureux, SFCC (1925-2019)

Earlier this week I noticed an obituary for Lillian Lamoureux. The name was immediately familiar from my Lowell history research. I don’t recall ever meeting Lillian, but my two co-bloggers, Marie Sweeney and Paul Marion, have mentioned her frequently in past conversations. Here’s what Marie posted on her Facebook page…

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Lowell: The 2019 Franco-American of the Year ~ Curtis J. LeMay

Today June 23, 2019 marked the opening of the 49th Annual Celebration Lowell Franco-American Week. Founded in 1970, the celebration emphasizes the Franco-American contributions to the City of Lowell. A variety of events from the City Hall flag raising and traditional dancing to a supper, family Bingo and a Soiree…

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