Frank Wagner: A New Poem

Our new contributor Frank Wagner from Texas has a poem about neighborhood destruction, a subject familiar to anyone in Lowell who knows what happened in the Market Street Greek-American enclave in the Acre in the 1930s,  Little Canada in the 1960s, and the Hale-Howard district in the late ’60s/early ’70s.…

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Lowell City Council Agenda: Jan 14, 2020

Here are the City Council motions and a report on the 75 Arcand Drive eminent domain taking from the agenda for Tuesday’s Lowell City Council meeting: CITY COUNCIL – MOTIONS Nuon – Req. City Mgr. provide update regarding review of inspection and enforcement procedures within Developmental Services to determine if…

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January 7, 2020 City Council Minutes

  Minutes of last week’s Lowell City Council meeting from City Clerk Michael Geary: ROLL CALL – Roll Call showed 9 present. M. Leahy presiding. Councilor Conway requested moment of silence in darkened chamber for Mary Elizabeth Pyne and Marian L. Sorenson. CITY CLERK 2.1. Minutes of City Council Meeting…

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Tom Sexton: a New Poem

We have a new poem by Tom Sexton, an occasional contributor to this blog–and regular reader of what we post here. We had Linda Hoffman’s apple orchard essay this week. So, why not blackberries . . . and fire ants? Tom and his wife Sharyn live part of the year…

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‘The Scent of Apples Fades’ by Linda Hoffman

The Scent of Apples Fades By Linda Hoffman Linda Hoffman, a nationally recognized artist, is the orchardist at Old Frog Pond Farm & Studio in Harvard, Mass. A strong advocate for sustainable agricultural practices, she contributed this essay to our blog as New England orchardists face increasing pressures to grow…

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