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“Dry January” by David Daniel

Dry January By David Daniel A few sips into the second martini Alan wonders if this has been a good idea. “We don’t have enough money saved,” his wife says out of the blue, but not a total surprise. It has become a theme lately. “We’re losers.” “Come on, we’re…

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Greater Lowell Real Estate in 2022

Each month I write an article for the Merrimack Valley Housing Report which is a monthly e-publication from the UMass Lowell Institute of Housing Sustainability. This month I reviewed Greater Lowell real estate trends in 2022. Because the topic may be of interest to readers of this site, I’ve reproduced…

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Living Madly: Great Brook

Living Madly: Great Brook By Emilie-Noelle Provost The first time I visited Great Brook Farm State Park in Carlisle was nearly twenty years ago. We had recently returned from a vacation at Acadia National Park in Maine. While we were there, we hiked almost every day. We mostly stuck to…

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Boarding School Blues: Chapter 50

Boarding School Blues: Chapter 50 By Louise Peloquin Ch. 50: “Naughty or nice”  Papa left the kitchen to supervise the tree decorating while the ladies did the dishes. Working in sync, Maman scrubbed and rinsed while Blanche wiped with their favorite cotton towels, made in Lowell. In no time, the…

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Rare Birds

Rare Birds By Charlie Gargiulo Jimmy and Sue were unusual for ten year olds compared to their friends that age. They got along well with other kids but both liked different things than their friends did. Jimmy and Sue often got teased for being old fashioned because they weren’t always…

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Thinking About Aviation

Two weeks ago Friday I found myself at Logan Airport’s Terminal C at 8:30 at night awaiting the arrival of a family member in bound for a Christmas visit. Despite having had two earlier flights cancelled by the mammoth storm that had engulfed much of the country that day and…

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Lowell Year in Review: 2022

Lowell Year in Review: 2022 Here are ten events, local and national, that were significant in Lowell politics in 2022: The first City Council and School Committee elected under the newly adopted hybrid system of local government took office in January. Three councilors were elected city-wide, and eight were elected…

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