Jon Winkler, The Lowell Sun

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The Lowell Sun

Lowell, MA, United States

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Past articles by Jon:

Nashoba Valley about to enter political season

AYER - This week featured two Nashoba Valleys towns closing the doors on nomination papers for their 2021 Town Elections, though three more towns still have to set their own ballots. → Read More

Townsend VFW Auxiliary sponsoring youth singing contest

TOWNSEND - A local veterans' service organization is asking students to show their patriotism by singing their own versions of the national anthem. → Read More

UMass Lowell students, grads virtually tutoring kids in STEM

LOWELL - In an effort to expand the educational opportunities of younger students, UMass Lowell alumnae have taken time to provide expanded lessons through virtual sessions. → Read More

Groton officials launch Project Safe and Sound

GROTON - To help residents with family members suffering from cognitive impairment, three local departments have collaborated to create an emergency assistance system. → Read More

Middlesex Community College receives grant funding for STEM programs

LOWELL - Students looking to build their careers in the fields of science, technology, engineering and math could have more opportunities to do so at Middlesex Community College. → Read More

The Five Minute Read

Dracut compost site posts spring opening dates DRACUT — Eco-friendly residents looking to dispose of certain materials can do so this spring at a local public works yard. The Dillon Center lo… → Read More

Shirley’s Longley Road Bridge to temporarily close for reconstruction

SHIRLEY - Motorists will need to find an alternate means of travel to and from West Groton for the next six months as a major construction project gets underway. → Read More

Devens to welcome $300M, 47-acre commercial fusion energy site

DEVENS - The bustling business community at the former Fort Devens army base continues to grow with a major addition downtown. → Read More

Two Nashoba Valley regional school districts prepare to return students to classroom

TOWNSEND - The Baker/Polito Administration wants elementary school students back in class five days a week in about a month. While that date may seem too close for comfort, school district in the Nashoba Valley appear to be ready to make the move. → Read More

Two Nashoba Valley fire departments receive federal grants

BOSTON - Federal assistance has been distributed to local fire departments to keep them able to manage the coronavirus pandemic. → Read More

Pepperell Select Board Chair William Greathead dies

PEPPERELL - Town officials suffered a major loss this weekend with the sudden passing of a beloved resident. → Read More

Townsend VFW Auxiliary hosting art contest for high schoolers

TOWNSEND - Teens with artistic talent and a passion for patriotism have the opportunity to combine those two elements for one special event. → Read More

Nashoba Valley state representative pushing STEM initiative

BOSTON - Students in Massachusetts looking to further their knowledge of science, technology and robotics have a major advocate for them on Beacon Hill. → Read More

MassDevelopment eyes two Lowell affordable housing complexes for renovations

LOWELL - The state’s finance and development agency is looking to keep two local sources of affordable housing active and up-to-date. → Read More

Former arson investigator honored by Lowell

LOWELL - The day before his 90th birthday, Harold Waterhouse was celebrating with friends and family at Top Donut before the Ouelette Bridge on Aiken Street. Part of the occasion was for the birthday, though it was also to celebrate the creation of "Harold Waterhouse Day" in town. → Read More

Venerable Ayer company looks to expand

AYER - With over 100 years of business under its belt, Catania Oils is looking to make room for more development. → Read More

Woodstove pipe failure caused Lancaster house fire

LANCASTER - Local and state fire officials have determined the cause of a major house fire that occurred last week. → Read More

New MassDevelopment CEO rounds out top staff

DEVENS - A respected state agency focused on the continuous economic growth of multiple communities announced new additions to its executive family. → Read More

Pelham Police searching for cigarette thief

PELHAM N.H. - Police are searching for a woman who allegedly tried to steal cigarettes from a local tobacco shop on Sunday. → Read More

Ayer Select Board approves road permit regulations

AYER - Local residents now have access to more specified requirements to do work on street openings and driveways thanks to a touch-up from the Department of Public Works. → Read More