Alana Melanson, The Lowell Sun

Alana Melanson

The Lowell Sun

Lowell, MA, United States

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Past articles by Alana:

Billerica dentist earns spot on list of top 100 in world – Lowell Sun

BILLERICA — When patients walk into Billerica Dental Associates for a cleaning or other dental services, they know Dr. Paul Feuerstein is more than just their dentist. “He’s the m… → Read More

Yang says he’s poised to lead America through tech transformation – Lowell Sun

LOWELL – As the U.S. experiences “a tsunami of historic proportions” through artificial intelligence, automation and other new technology that will forever change the economic and workforce landsca… → Read More

Lowell High mascot examined – Lowell Sun

LOWELL — The Red and Grays. The Raiders. The Millers. The Red Raiders. After decades of different names, is it time to change Lowell High School’s sports team nickname once again? That&… → Read More

Former major uses talent to aid vets

CHELMSFORD — Erik Ruhmann strummed his acoustic guitar at the Alberton W. Vinal American Legion Post 313 on Groton Road Wednesday morning, taking a practice run for a new song in his expansive repertoire. → Read More

Together they tell stories of Lowell

LOWELL — A winged harbinger of change. A near-death experience brought on by a bee sting. A cardboard "out to lunch" clock that may have saved a young man's life. → Read More

A place to play and overcome challenges

TEWKSBURY —Brendan Craig darts excitedly from room to room at Blue Wave Recreation, seemingly wanting to try every activity at once. → Read More

Women who grapple

CHELMSFORD — Juliana Fontoura's obsession with Brazilian jiu jitsu began when she was 15. Always a bit of a tomboy, she immediately became enamored of the sport when she learned about it through her brother. → Read More

Patriotism on display

CHELMSFORD — "From excessive to accepted: the saga of the flag garden" could be a potential title for the story of the flag flap that propelled LAER Realty Partners into the national spotlight last year. → Read More

Ready to learn and have fun

CHELMSFORD — After the Parker and McCarthy team soared to the top to take the Knowledge Bowl trophy in its 2017 inaugural foray in the regional competition, the pressure was on last year for a repeat performance. → Read More

Where champs are made

BILLERICA -- Nicholas Poulin peeked through the windows of the training studio at Bfitt60 Thursday evening as the previous session finished up, eager to get in there and start his own workout. → Read More

Legal fees piling up in union dispute in Chelmsford

CHELMSFORD -- Legal and arbitration fees associated with the police sergeants' union contract total more than $30,000, and are expected to rise as the dispute drags on. → Read More

Front-row view of the cosmos

WESTFORD -- People around the world watched in awe Wednesday as scientists unveiled the first-ever images of a black hole, the center of a bright fiery ring in the darkness of space. → Read More

So many miles, so much good

TEWKSBURY -- The annual Meghan McCarthy 5K Road Race has long been an occasion to honor and remember a girl who made the most of her short life and inspired those around her to help others overcome what she could not. → Read More

Dracut crash victim ID'd as Chelmsford-native

DRACUT -- The victim of a Sunday fatal crash on Lakeview Avenue in Dracut is Chelmsford native Mark Dearborn, The Sun has learned. → Read More

They've got tails wagging

CHELMSFORD -- Every time a dog arrives at the Chelmsford Dog Park, a flurry of activity ensues. All the dogs already inside rush to the entrance barking, excited to meet a new friend -- or see an old one -- for some playful fun outdoors in a spot that's all their own. → Read More

Hudson man seriously injured in Pelham crash

PELHAM -- A 49-year-old Hudson man suffered life-threatening injuries in a serious crash that closed Greeley Road for more than two hours Friday night. → Read More

At Hellenic American, a Gumball Rally

LOWELL -- Will Rob Surette's next Guinness World Record be broken in Lowell? That's the plan with the massive gumball mural Hellenic American Academy students are helping the well-known artist create this week and next during his "Artist in Residence" program at the school. → Read More

Walsh, Richardson move up ranks

CHELMSFORD -- Two veteran members of the Chelmsford Police Department are now bearing the new title of sergeant. → Read More

Family seeks answers in Lowell man’s shooting death

LOWELL — Tony Iem dropped to his knees and let out an anguished cry when he saw the blood in the snow on Spring Avenue Sunday morning. As tears streamed down his face, his wife, Vany Iem, and family friend, Michael Chea, placed their hands on his shoulders, trying to comfort him while fighting back → Read More

UPDATE: Lowell shooting victim ID'd

LOWELL -- Tony Iem dropped to his knees and let out an anguished cry when he saw the blood in the snow on Spring Avenue early Sunday morning. → Read More