Jon Winkler, The Lowell Sun

Jon Winkler

The Lowell Sun

Lowell, MA, United States

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Recent articles by Jon:

Butterfly Place ordered to stay closed by state officials

WESTFORD - Inside The Butterfly Place is a peaceful, relaxing environment with beautiful creatures fluttering around a serene garden. Outside The Butterfly Place is a bit of a different story, especially since anyone outside the Tyngsboro Road location can't get in. → Read More

Pepperell Town Meeting approves 10 of 11 articles

PEPPERELL - "It's good to see everyone under these circumstances." Town Moderator Scott Blackburn said that in the auditorium of the Nissitissit Middle School on Monday night, his voice muffled by a face mask similar to those worn by local residents attending the annual town meeting. Despite a limited attendance and residents wearing face masks out of precautions for coronavirus, Pepperell's… → Read More

Lowell police superintendent orders intervention on ‘unreasonable force’

LOWELL - Local police officers are now ordered to step-in against incidents of excessive force. → Read More

Lowell man charged with selling gun on Snapchat

BOSTON - Some things are not smart to share on social media, like personal information or guns for sale. → Read More

104-year-old at Palm Center survives COVID-19

CHELMSFORD — When 104-year-old Loretta Jones found out she was diagnosed with the coronavirus on April 18, her family was concerned about if she was healthy enough to fight off the virus. The… → Read More

Middlesex Community College alum helps testing for COVID-19

LOWELL - Numerous medical specialists are being called to Massachusetts hospitals to help address the coronavirus pandemic. One of them started his career locally and is now on the local front lines. → Read More

Pot shops switch to making sanitizer

AYER - Hand sanitizer has become a commodity as prized and as rare as gold over the last two months, but more is being developed from an unlikely source. → Read More

Pepperell police need your help

PEPPERELL - Police are looking to identify a woman who allegedly stole and forged checks to make fraudulent purchases. → Read More

Body discovered near Forge Pond in Westford

WESTFORD - A man's body was found near a local pond on Tuesday afternoon. → Read More

Eldridge files bill supporting immigrant taxpayers

BOSTON - Three Massachusetts officials filed legislation last week to give immigrant families financial support during the difficult times of coronavirus. → Read More

Arciero, Eldridge file bill ensuring nursing home safety

BOSTON - With more reports coming in of coronavirus outbreaks in nursing homes, a legislation has been filed that would allow the Massachusetts Department of Public Health more leeway to take action. → Read More

They’re not doctors at this Ayer business, but essential none the less

AYER – For the past few weeks, Karen DeGagne’s two stepsons have been asking her the same questions after work: Are you ok? Are you nervous? “They don’t quite grasp the seri… → Read More

Townsend residents test positive for coronavirus

TOWNSEND - The coronavirus has come to another town in the Nashoba Valley area. → Read More

Lowell, Dracut, Groton close buildings to public

LOWELL — Local governments took drastic measures Friday in an effort to prevent further spreading of the coronavirus. According to Phil Geoffroy, executive assistant of communications to the … → Read More

Taste of Nashoba rescheduled over coronavirus concerns

GROTON - An annual culinary mixer has been rescheduled out of concerns related to the coronavirus. → Read More

Meet Mr. Pepperell – Albert Harris

PEPPERELL - Albert Harris is up bright an early holding things down at the local senior center. → Read More

Family talks struggle with finding medical transport

PEPPERELL – The Lindermuth family are exhausted. They’ve been caring for the family matriarch, Mary, who is suffering from kidney failure. She’s lying on a medical bed in a cottag… → Read More

Man arrested after trying to rob Pepperell pharmacy

PEPPERELL - A local man was arrested by police on Thursday night after he tried to rob the Pepperell Family Pharmacy. → Read More

Second retail pot store pitched in Pepperell

PEPPERELL - Another retail marijuana business is looking to establish a presence in town. → Read More

Eldridge’s district director announces run for Nashoba Valley rep. seat

ACTON - Sen. Jamie Eldridge's district director is looking to move up the ranks. → Read More