Christopher Scott, The Lowell Sun

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The Lowell Sun

Lowell, MA, United States

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Past articles by Christopher:

The Column: Belanger says Beej Das’ problems ‘his karma’

A HIGH-PROFILE federal criminal case against an unsuccessful congressional candidate goes back before a federal judge Thursday, and some insiders are speculating the eventual outcome could have ser… → Read More

Dracut vigil highlights drug and alcohol addiction

DRACUT — No matter how the numbers are crunched, “all the statistics about drug-related deaths are frightening.” Those were the words Thursday night of Dracut Selectman Tony Archinski speakin… → Read More

New Lowell National Historical Park superintendent named

LOWELL - A National Park Service (NPS) employee for nearly three decades most recently assigned to NPS operations in Wisconsin has been chosen as the new superintendent of the Lowell National Historical Park. → Read More

Two public school students facing assault charges

LOWELL - Two students at the Leblanc Therapeutic Day School are facing assault charges following a melee at the school last Thursday during which three staff members, and a private security guard were slightly injured. → Read More

Cruiser fires to dominate Dracut Board of Selectmen meeting Tuesday

DRACUT — Less than a week after the arraignment of a local woman on charges she allegedly torched two police cruisers parked behind the police station on Loon Hill Road, the fires will be a dominate topic of discussion at Tuesday's meeting of the Board of Selectmen. → Read More

Alleged catalytic converter thief busted in Burlington

BURLINGTON – An alleged thief of catalytic converters from Pelham has been arrested in Burlington, Chief Thomas Browne said. → Read More

The Column: Unanswered questions in Dracut

LAST WEDNESDAY’S blaze at the Dracut Police Station did not require rescuing a damsel or dude in distress. And that’s just as well because serious questions lurk in the shadows of the fire th… → Read More

Dracut cruiser fires were arson

DRACUT - Arson has been ruled the cause of a fire that destroyed two police cruisers behind Police Headquarters on Loon Hill Road Wednesday evening, public safety officials have announced. → Read More

Lowell mourning the loss of business titan Gilbert Campbell

LOWELL - Gilbert Campbell, a Lowellian who was born in Centralville and through hard work became a respected builder, investor, and confidante to business and political leaders, passed away Thursday following a brief illness. → Read More

UTEC selected “community captain” by Patriots’ Foundation

LOWELL - A well-known and respected Lowell non-profit features prominently in a new initiative created by the New England Patriots Foundation and Bank of America designed to build deeper relationships with the agencies and the populations they serve. → Read More

The Column: Day of Reckoning

THE FEDERAL government has provided residents of the 17th Middlesex District some fascinating reading into the political underbelly of ex-state representative David Nangle and how he operated in th… → Read More

Gov. Charlie Baker flags housing as “highest priority”

BOSTON - His mind is apparently not made up about reelection next year, but Gov. Charlie Baker this weekend ticked off a handful of priorities that he could see topping a list of goals for a third term, suggested he's not burned out from the job and said he hopes the Republican Governors Association would support his campaign. That is, if he decides to run again. → Read More

The Column: Mannings aren’t done yet – Lowell Sun

UMASS PRESIDENT Marty Meehan was absolutely giddy last week when Trustees Chairman Robert Manning, and his wife, Donna, announced the largest gift ever to UMass: $50 million. The money will be &#82… → Read More

Emerson Hospital officials cast leery eye toward fall

CONCORD - Emerson Hospital’s 179 beds are not all full. → Read More

Two regional health care providers to require employee vaccines

LOWELL - Two of the region's largest health care providers will require vaccines for employees as coronavirus cases - and hospitalizations - rise amid the spread of the delta variant. → Read More

Emerson Hospital to mandate vaccines as condition of employment

CONCORD - Emerson Hospital has announced that all staff and physicians, regardless of their role, must be vaccinated against COVID-19 by November 1, 2021, as a condition of employment. → Read More

UTEC welcomes HHS Secretary Becerra to discussion on gun violence, recividism

LOWELL - Rep. Lori Trahan and U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Xavier Becerra joined with UTEC leaders as well as state and local partners to highlight federally supported programs with a proven track record of reducing youth recidivism and addressing gun violence in Lowell, Lawrence, and Haverhill. → Read More

The Column: Dracut sex survey teacher out of a job

AFTER DRACUT School Superintendent Steven Stone described a sex survey distributed to high school students toward the end of the school year as “very highly inappropriate,” so it’… → Read More

City Council recognizes key figure in fight against COVID-19

HE’S LIT up the smokestack “Christmas tree” at the Wannalancit Mills for years to the delight of Lowell residents. When Lowell General Hospital wanted to set up a mass vaccination site to hel… → Read More

Chelmsford town manager without a contract as fiscal year begins

CHELMSFORD — The stalemate between a much-divided Select Board and Town Manager Paul Cohen continues. The Select Board met behind closed doors for at least the fifth time Tuesday morning to d… → Read More