Lowell

Dam Comments

Bob Gagnon, chair of the Lowell Flood Owners Group in Pawtucketville, wrote a letter to the SUN that was published yesterday. In it he included the address to which people with comments about the proposed “bladder dam” at Pawtucket Falls can send letters: Secretary of Energy and Environmental Affairs, 100…

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Lincoln Monument Dedication

Today the newly restored Lincoln Monument in Lowell’s Lincoln Square was unveiled. The restoration is magnificent in its own right, and as City Manager Bernie Lynch stated at the ceremony, the restored monument will hopefully serve as a type of catalyst for the continued restoration of the Lower Highlands neighborhood.…

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‘Energy: The First Reality,’ Wrote Paul Tsongas

Concerning Marjorie’s latest post, here’s what Paul Tsongas wrote about energy in “The Road From Here: Liberalism and Realities in the 1980s,” published in 1981: “Oil is a finite, diminishing resource. These six words tell us almost everything. The preservation of America and the world requires that the facts be…

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Beck Back

Last week I saw and spoke to Jerry Beck on the sidewalk outside his home at the corner of Shattuck and Middle streets. I hadn’t seen Jerry for a while. He said he and his family are staying downtown and that he plans to open a gallery in the former…

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On the River

UMass Lowell this evening hosted a reception for the University of Massachusetts Board of Trustees, whose members are in the city for one of their regular meetings. All the Chancellors of the UMass campuses and a variety of other members of the UMass Lowell community and a contingent of leaders…

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